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Partners in Education

The Partners in Education program strengthens the community by uniting the forces of education and business. Education partners realize that their collaboration with our schools is an investment in Lafayette's future. Working together, businesses and schools build a strong community and a capable work force.

When considering partnering with a school, match the resources of your business to the needs of a school. Keep in mind it doesn't take a big company to form a successful partnership. It takes people willing to give their time and share their knowledge.

News about our Partners

History of Partners in Education


  • Program established by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce as Adopt-a-School

1985 Onward

  • Chamber of Commerce and business community nurtured matches between business and schools.


  • Coordinator hired as part of the Lafayette Parish School System and Advisory Board established


  • There are more than 400 partnerships in existence

Partners Earn Outstanding Partner Awards

Thirteen Partners in Education have been chosen as Outstanding Partners in Education for school year 2005-2006. They will be honored at a banquet at the beginning of next school year.

The Partners in Education Program of the Lafayette Parish School System pairs businesses, organizations, and individuals with schools. These partners give their time, share their expertise, and contribute to the success of the students.

The outstanding partners honored and the school nominating them include:

Vietnam Veterans of America (V V A Hill 141)                   Alice Boucher Elementary    
Stine Yard & GardenBroadmoor Elementary     
Domino's Pizza (Maurice)Charles M. Burke Elementary 
Universal Starters and AlternatorsBroussard Middle     
Country Cuisine RestaurantC. A. P. S. 
Ann RudolphComeaux High 
Bailey's Seafood & GrillMyrtle Place Elementary 
Buffy's PhotographyErnest Gallet Elementary 
Ace TransportationJudice Middle School 
Lafayette Coca Cola Bottling Lafayette High 
Super 1 Foods Milton Elementary/Middle 
Breaux's MartN. P. Moss Middle 
Chick-Fil-APrairie Elementary

The Partners in Education Program is proud to announce these award winners. The assistance they provide to their partnered schools is invaluable and enhances the education the students receive.

School Banks

Students at several schools are learning the value of saving by having a bank account in their name at school. Financial institutions have partnered with schools to operate banks at school. Guided by real bank employees and a teacher, students serve as managers, tellers, security guards, etc., at the school banks. Each month the student bank officers accept deposits from other students, recording and tallying the financial transactions. While the officers learn responsibility and the importance of accuracy, all depositors watch their balances grow throughout the school year.

Schools School Banks

Broadmoor Elementary Lafayette Schools' Federal Credit Union
Katharine Drexel Elementary  Community First Bank
Ernest Gallet Elementary St. Martin Bank and Trust
G. T. Lindon Elementary Iberia Bank
Plantation Elementary

St. Martin Bank and Trust

Ridge Elementary Farmers State Bank and Trust Company