T-2-4 Support Opportunities
T-2-4 is SBISD's singular goal to ensure Every Child successfully completes some form of higher education, be it a Technical Certification, Military Training, a 2 or 4-year degree.
The volunteer opportunities listed below are just some of the ways you can help Every Child in SBISD reach T-2-4!
- Career Day
- Computer Coding Buddies
- Dictionary Project
- Dinner with the Experts
- Hire an Intern
- Job Shadowing
- Junior Achievement (JA)
- My Home Library
- Reading Buddies/Literacy Mentors
- School Supply Drive
Career Days provide students with the opportunity to gain exposure to and knowledge of various career opportunities. Hosted at either a campus or partner organization site, a career day features a variety of speakers who can present to students about their field as well as the qualifications needed to achieve success in target areas.
Students come prepared to explore various career opportunities, ask pertinent questions, learn to network and ultimately leave with an understanding of what it takes to be successful in various industries.
To learn how to become a Career Day speaker, click here!
Coding Buddies support SBISD students during Hour of Code, a global movement designed to celebrate computer science. Hour of Code takes place each year during the early December Computer Science Education Week.
Through 1-hour activities organized on campuses, volunteers help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills in our students. Contact Community Relations to inquire about becoming a Coding Buddy.
Thanks to generous community sponsors, The Dictionary Project has provided a dictionary for each SBISD 3rd grader since 2004. Program sponsors are invited to participate in an interactive, 30 minute presentation and book distribution event in early September, which teaches students how to use a dictionary and helps instill a lifelong love of learning.
The cost to sponsor a campus is dependent on 3rd grade enrollment (usually ~$350).
Dinner with the Experts provides students an opportunity for networking and learning from a professional in an area of career interest.
Typically each “expert” is seated with high-performing 10th-12th grade students and asked to share insights about his/her career field, his/her pathway to and through post-secondary education, and recommendations for students interested in the career. A keynote speaker rounds out the evening, and the event concludes with all experts providing a panel opportunity for Q&A.
For more information on how your organization can host a Dinner (or lunch!) with the Experts, click here!
The SBISD Internship Program provides opportunities for 11th and 12th grade students to combine classroom instruction with paid business and industry employment experience. Internship placements are based on the student's previous electives and their post-secondary plans. Students are encouraged to observe all aspects of the company's operations to discover how what they learn in school is applied in the workplace.
To learn more about hiring an SBISD intern, contact Tina Miller at 713.251.1300 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Shadowing experiences provide students with a real-world opportunity to shadow professionals in their work setting and to gain exposure to a particular career of interest. A 2-3 hour site visit includes a tour of the office space and time with professionals who provides insights into the sector, their job function, the academic training needed and guidance as our students make their post-secondary plans.
Lunch is often provided, but not required.
In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement® educates students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
To learn how to get involved with JA in SBISD, click here!
Through a partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, My Home Library invites community sponsors to give children the books they need to develop reading skills that will create a pathway to success in life. Donors may sponsor a home library of 6 books selected off a child’s “wish list” for an individual child, a classroom, a grade level or an entire campus. Participating campuses vary each year. Contact Community Relations to inquire about current opportunities.
SBISD’s volunteer-led reading programs support our students develop their reading skills and discover a life-long love of learning. While program specifics and needs vary by campus, opportunities to read with individual or small groups of students exist on campus and during the school day hours. ContactCommunity Relations to inquire about current opportunities.
Our students are often in need of school supplies to help ensure they have the tools for a successful learning experience. Organizations or individuals collect supplies based on a campus’ supply list and are invited to deliver the supplies directly into the hands of student representatives on the campus. While school supply drives are most popular during the Back-to-School season, they are welcome all throughout the school year. The Spring Branch Education Foundation sponsors our annual School Supply Drive.
Provide our students with an extra boost of academic support through campus-based tutoring opportunities. Content needs and tutoring day/times vary on each campus. All opportunities take place on the campus during the school day hours. Contact Community Relations to inquire about current opportunities.
Questions? Contact us!