Business Partnership Program
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.
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.2019-20 Business Partners
District-wide / All Schools: Yelm Les Schwab, Costco Hawks Prairie, Yelm Dominos Lackamas Elementary: Hummel's Shorthorns, Yelm Farm & Pet McKenna Elementary: America's Credit Union Mill Pond Elementary: Prairie Lanes Prairie Elementary: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Yelm Dental Clinic, Yelm Vision Clinic Southworth Elementary: Jason's Greenhouse, Prairie Lanes, Port of Olympia Ridgeline Middle School: LB Steele Cabinet Company, Leavitt Orthodontics, Prairie Hotel, Stewart's Meat Market, Yelm Dental Clinic Yelm Middle School: America's Credit Union, Edward Jones - Janelle Embrey, LB Steele Cabinet Company, Port Of Olympia, Prairie Lanes, Stewart's Meat Market, Yelm Dental ClinicYelm High School: Ronelle Funk Insurance, Images by Brant Photography Studio, L&E Bottling Company, Leavitt Orthodontics, McDonald's, Nisqually Springs Farm, Stewart's Meat Market, Yelm Cinemas at Prairie Park, Yelm Dental Clinic, Yelm Shell