We are excited to announce our newest program, Cabarrus LINK! This program will match educational needs at a school with time and talent resources of local businesses. During focused networking sessions, participants work together to bring innovative classroom and school-wide projects to life – projects that enrich student learning to encourage students to understand how their learning applies in a real-world context.
School project leaders and business and community leaders will explore way to collaborate on a specific project. Projects vary by school need, but could include technology-related, environmental, career related types of projects as well as others. During the Cabarrus LINK session, schools and business leaders will meet to develop the project concept and project plan to be implemented during the semester. We will hold an Innovative Showcase, a "Shark-Tank" style presentation where schools will have the opportunity to “pitch” their innovative project ideas to a panel of judges. The panel will select a grand winner. All Innovative Showcase participants will receive a cash reward to assist in implementing their project.
Cabarrus LINK will be held twice a year - once in the Spring and again in the Fall.