Sponsor a Program 

Partners in Education suggests sponsorship of one of our programs.


Support Success for Students through…

College & Career…Ready, Set, Go 

Sponsor field trips and special guest speakers for grades 5-8 students. Partners in Education operates a 16-week program for students in area schools to (a) learn about careers, (b) chart a course for their future, (c) develop high school and career readiness skills and (d) build character traits that will set them up for college and career success. Parents are engaged and are trained as coaches to help continue building student readiness throughout high school and into a career. .

Title One Funds may be used by schools to support this programming.  We primarily work with underserved students – students who have been identified as not currently receiving equitable resources as other students in the academic pipeline. The cost of a sponsorship for 100 students is $2,500 per school. Program costs include facilitation and materials. Field trips are provided to universities and community colleges, local businesses and nonprofit organizations where career education is a focus. Sponsorships also cover the cost of bus travel, food and any entry fees associated with the experience and Guest speaker costs including stipends and materials that are that inform students about career opportunities, scholarships and career readiness.

This programming is available to private, public and charter schools in Lucas County.

Note: Currently Toledo Public Schools is providing its own Career Readiness programming and is not utilizing Partners in Education.

Mentors in Toledo Schools

Sponsor students in Toledo Public Schools to receive mentoring and tutoring focused primarily on improving literacy skills in grades Kindergarten through 4, which helps students and schools achieve the Ohio 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee. Students in the program receive one-on-one mentoring and tutoring utilizing lessons provided by the student’s teacher. 100% of the students currently receiving this program have improved their literacy skills on both grade cards and standardized tests. Sponsorship dollars cover the cost of site coordinators and laptop computers used at each school as well as reading supplies and incentives for students.

$3,000 helps cover a portion of the cost to bring Mentors in Toledo Schools into a school building. Current programs are running in McKinley, DeVeaux, Larchmont, Old Orchard and  Sherman Elementaries in Toledo Public Schools.

Click here to view the MITS Evaluation Report 2015

Success Mentors

Success Mentors is a program designed for 5-th-8th grade students in an afterschool setting.  Success Mentors’ design features a unique combination of three mentoring models to achieve the program’s goals: one-on-one mentoring; small group mentoring; and large group mentoring. A significant emphasis is placed on one-on-one mentoring involving a community leader or family member.  Success Mentor Specialists includes daily large group activities and small group activities. The program focuses on career readiness preparation through a series of experiences to help students become high school ready, college or post-secondary training ready and life ready. Activities include field trips to work sites, colleges and universities – career speakers – family success events and a four-day per week afterschool program including dinner and homework help time. The program is free to students as part of a Community Connectors grant from the Ohio Department of Education.

Success Mentors is based on the delivery of:

  • Developmentally appropriate curricula.
  • Engaging activities and projects that develop the core principles of setting goals to be prepared for the 21st Century careers.
  • Building character and resiliency.
  • Exploring pathways to achievement.
  • Believing in a positive future.

A $1000 sponsorship provides hands-on materials, a family meal, curricular supports, and supplies for a family success event for up to 100 family members and middle school students. Sponsorships enable Success Mentors to charge a manageable provide these opportunities free of charge to families. 2016-17 events included Piecing it Together: Funding Your Student’s Future and a Careers in STEM Family Festival.


Support Capacity Building and Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Afterschool Alliance of Partners in Education, Ohio’s Northwest Afterschool Network Hub

Sponsor professional development and technical assistance for area nonprofits that specialize in educational opportunities for young people. Afterschool Alliance offers the best in nonprofit professional development aimed at improving outcomes for education organizations through workshops on program evaluation, program budgeting, parent engagement, standards-aligned, academic curriculum, child safety standards, health & nutrition outcomes, technology and youth development. Sponsorship dollars cover networking opportunities, workshops and one-to-one technical assistance to assist with program sustainability for nonprofits working with children who need extra help and support to be successful.

$500 provides hands-on materials, curricular supports, and supplies for one professional workshop for up to 60 nonprofit staff members with follow-up learning circles. Sponsorships enable Afterschool Alliance to charge a manageable fee of $10-30 per person for events. Larger sponsorships are available to enable Afterschool Alliance to scale-up its efforts.

*We also accept in-kind donations of food, workshop space or materials. Please contact Sommer Clayborne for information at sclayborne@partnerstoledo.org.

Support Parent and Family Success

Parent University and Parent Engagement

Sponsor parent, caregiver and family opportunities in and around the Toledo-area.

Now in its second year, Parent University, an initiative of Toledo Public Schools, offers no-cost educational opportunities and resources to build strong families and life-ready students. Educational workshops, parent  leadership building opportunities and family learning events are all part of Parent University.

$500 sponsors one family event or workshop for up to 60 people. Sponsor dollars cover the cost of a meal, hands-on teaching materials, take-home activities and program evaluation. Bus tokens and child-care (for adult education events) are offered to remove potential barriers to participation.

To sponsor a program, you may click on our Donate button 
or contact Sommer Clayborne, our Community Liaison with specific questions (419-242-2122 or sclayborne@partnerstoledo.org)


Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in Education,

Michelle M. Klinger, Executive Director, Partners in Education