Business Partnership Program

  • Sponsored by:
    Yelm Community Education Foundation & Yelm Community Schools
    Yelm Community Schools is fortunate to have an award winning business partnership program. Many districts from around the state have inquired about Yelm’s success in this endeavor. It’s really quite simple, the Yelm business community cares about kids! Through our partnership with the Yelm Community Education Foundation we are fortunate to have 40 business partners, some partnering with multiple schools, that provide support to our schools. The partnerships are two-way school/business arrangements - the business partners pay an annual fee and in return they receive recognition on school publications and during recognition ceremonies. Many businesses have returned year after year because of the positive experience they have had with the program.
    Program Options
    The Business Partner program has two levels: a choice of a full partnership ($500) or an associate partnership ($250). The partnership fee is a yearly commitment. Schools use the money to assist with programs and projects not funded by the general budget. Businesses are recognized on school publications, during school assemblies and at a recognition celebration.
    2018-19 Business Partners
    District-wide / All Schools: Yelm Les Schwab, Costco Hawks Prairie, Subway, Yelm Dominos
    Fort Stevens Elementary: America's Credit Union, Prairie Lanes
    Lackamas Elementary: Cascade Camp & Conference Center, Hummel's Shorthorns, Yelm Farm & Pet
    McKenna Elementary: America's Credit Union, Oaktree Dojo, OBEE Credit Union
    Mill Pond Elementary: Hometown Property Management, Prairie Lanes, TwinStar Credit Union, Walt's Point S, Yelm Jiffy Lube
    Prairie Elementary: ABC Academy, Nicholas Parsons, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Yelm Dental Clinic, Yelm Vision Clinic
    Southworth Elementary: Edward Jones, Jason's Greenhouse, Prairie Lanes, Port of Olympia, Roy Southworth & Cathy McLain, Yelm Dental Clinic
    Ridgeline Middle School: Dairy Queen, Leavitt Orthodontics, Olympia Federal Savings, Prairie Hotel, Today's Dental Center, Yelm Prairie Dental, Stewart's Meat Market
    Yelm Middle School: Edward Jones - Janelle Embrey, LB Steele Cabinet Company, Leavitt Orthodontics, OBEE Credit Union, Port Of Olympia, Stewart's Meat Market, Yelm Dental Clinic
    Yelm High School:
    Ronelle Funk Insurance, Brigade Auto & Diesel Repair, Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, L&E Bottling Company, Leavitt Orthodontics, McDonald's, Nisqually Springs Farm, Sojak Insurance Services, Stewart's Meat Market, Yelm Cinemas at Prairie Park, Yelm Dental Clinic
    How to Sign Up
    Complete this form and send it to:
    Yelm Community Schools
    Community Relations Office
    PO Box 476
    Yelm, WA 98597
    For more information, contact the YCS Community Relations Office at 360.458.6106 or Cecelia Jenkins at the Yelm Community Education Foundation at