Today's schools are faced with a plethora of challenges from making sure students are fed when they are not on campus, to safety and health concerns and to kids having kids. Creating an environment for students to be successful begins by discovering, understanding, and knowing their critical needs.   Based on those critical needs, pathways must be determined to ensure students have the skills necessary to succeed, whether that means they are preparing to attend college or acquire the skills they will need to graduate from high school career-ready.  Solving this complex situation will require convening key stakeholders, creating strategies, leveraging resources, and activating the community.  In short:  a multi-pronged partnership is necessary.

Raising Highly Capable Kids™

Raising Highly Capable Kids is a 13-week course to help parents learn how to raise healthy, caring, and responsible children.  Parents listen to presentations, hold discussions, and engage in activities to help them apply what they learn in their own homes.         

P.I.E. Conference

The Partners in Education (P.I.E.) Conference kicks off collaboration planning for each new school year.  Schools, businesses, and non-profits attend this annual event to build relationships across sectors as well as learn about ways for the various organizations to collaborate on mutually desirable goals of helping students become career-ready.    


Every Child Has Access

True transformation in our education system 
begins with understanding, and understanding comes
 from knowing the needs of our student population. 
The Chamber has created an initiative, Every Child Has
 Access, to bring those partnerships together in order to
 meet those individually identified needs.




Launch My Career TX

It can be hard for students to know which colleges
and majors might be right for them and their goals.
Launch My Career TX helps students select a college
degree program from public Texas colleges and universities that best prepares them for the
career and life they want. 

For more information or questions, contact Education & Workforce Manager, Misty Amaya at or 903.237.4041.