Columbia College has announced a partnership with Jefferson City Public Schools. Helping students from both institutions, the partnership will allow the young students to attend workshops and field trips at the college – giving them a feel for college life – while it simultaneously prepares Columbia College’s future teachers.
Dr. Tina Dalrymple, first lady of the college, was welcomed by Dr. Brian Mitchell, superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools, at the headquarters in Jefferson City where the agreement was announced Sept. 3.
Jefferson City Public Schools serves 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, a ninth grade center, a high school, the Instructional Resource Center and the Nichols Career Center. As part of this sponsorship, Columbia College will provide assistance in the following areas:
- College preparation events
- A day in the life of a college student
- College departmental open houses
- College fairs
- Career related activities, such as:
- Career pathways for juniors and seniors
- Job interviewing skills
- Resume writing practice and review
- Service leadership projects
- Guest readers to the elementary students
- Scholarship opportunities for Jefferson City Public Schools students
- Grants for Jefferson City Public Schools teachers
Media outlets in the area covered the story, talking to Mitchell and to Sam Fleury, assistant director of alumni and public relations at the college. Read the article by the Jefferson City News Tribune or watch the video by KOMU 8 (NBC).