The Cherokee County School District is asking local businesses and organizations to Partner Up with CCSD.

Businesses and organizations are invited to learn more about partnering with CCSD schools by dropping in at the free event anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility auditorium (1205 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, 30114). Participants can visit tables of school leaders, who will be grouped by geographic area, to share coffee and conversation with them about partnership opportunities.

“Last year’s first-ever Partner Up event was a great success, with partners and Principals developing new ways to collaborate in support of our students, staff and schools,” said Superintendent Brian Hightower. “Our schools are better when we work together, and we hope even more partners will attend this year.”

Potential partners will receive “wish lists” for all schools that list how partners can support them through donating time, services and sponsorships. They also will learn about how schools and CCSD promote and recognize partners.

For more information, call Penny Dempsey, Coordinator of Events and Recognition Programs, at 770-704-4275.