The Sun Prairie Business and Education Partnership (BEP) started in 1990 with a small budget and one or two projects each year. Every project that BEP has sponsored has come from a teacher/administrator who saw a need to get the business community involved. As an example, several years ago Jill Bandli, a first grade teacher, came to the Board with the idea of Reading Buddies. In the program, a community member is partnered with a first grade classroom and reads to them once each month. This program started out with 8 classes being adopted. We currently have 26 classes that have been paired and our goal is to have 30 classes next year. Again, this idea came from a Sun Prairie classroom teacher.
3 Local businesses recognized at the Annual Meeting!!
Donnie Statz (Statz Brothers, Inc), Hebl, Hebl & Ripp, LLP and QBE each recieved a certficate of award for their involvement in the enrichment of the education process to prepare todays students for tomorrows workplace. These members have gone above and beyond our membership and have set a positive example of what it looks like to tie our community businesses with our schools.
Thank you to all of our volunteers that helped make Reality Rocks a success!!
Each year our Reality Rocks event gets better and better! It is great to have the community come together to support this event and to work directly with our high school economics students. Our kids get a true taste of what reality is like - and sometimes, it doesn't always rock!! Thanks for all of our teachers, businesses and volunteers that help make this event such a success!!Learn More