The Chamber’s Business-Education Partnership committee will meet on Thursday, August 17, at 7:30 a.m. in Honors Hall. The committee will take up regular business, critique the Back To School Luncheon held on August 10, and then get to the business at hand of stuffing 500+ “Kits for Kids” to be delivered to area schools and agencies prior to the start of school on August 28.
The “Kits for Kids” program is in its 10th year and has distributed more than 5,000 bags. The purpose of the program is to encourage families with pre-school aged children to read as a family at home. In addition to the books, other items included in the Kits are a parenting guide published by the State of Texas, public library information and application for a library card, helpful nutrition hints from the New Braunfels Food Bank, and a Comal County Resource Guide prepared by Connections.
The Business-Education Partnership Committee acts as the education advocate for the community, acting on the recommendations of the Mayor’s Higher Education Task Force. For more information on this committee, or any of the Chamber’s committees, visit www.CommitteesInNewBraunfels.com.