School-community partnerships work for Mississippi Students!
For 36 years, MAPE has worked to help connect businesses and community resources with the needs of their schools. One of the ways we do this is through recognizing those who are doing it exceptionally well and making the information about these outstanding partnerships available for replication throughout the state. We are proud to share the good news of partnerships year in and year out.
The Governor's Awards are partnerships that have demonstrated strong participation from students, teachers, parents, and the community, with measurable results which positively affect each child's education.
The Partnership in Excellence awards are partnerships that have demonstrated strong participation from students, teachers, parents, and the community, and still have room to grow their partnership in their community.
A Special Honor for Mississippians Devoted to Improving Public Education
The Winter-Reed Partnership Award was launched by MAPE in 2007 to honor the unique bipartisan partnership forged by former Gov. William Winter and the late Tupelo businessman Jack Reed Sr. to advance public education in Mississippi.
Since the inaugural presentation, the Winter-Reed Award has been presented annually to recognize Mississippians who have helped improve and promote public education in the state. Proceeds from the event are used to enhance the program services of MAPE, including scholarships for member school districts to send representatives to training events.