How can I help a school with no time?
We looked at this last week from my (or your) perspective (how can I help a school when I don’t have time?).
Today, we look at this from an organization’s perspective (we’d love to help out a school but our church or business doesn’t have the time). How can a church or business help a school when it feels like it doesn’t have the time?
Every church and business can do something for a school. It may not be a full PTA-like partnership, but everyone can do something.
Here’s four questions to help busy churches and businesses get started:
Do we want to do this?
Does the business or church want to do this? Is there a desire to help a school? If this isn’t something you want to do, you won’t make time for it. Any change begins with wanting to change.
How can we do this?
What can this look like? This is the next question and determines how much time your business or church can give a school. If you want a PTA-like model, you’ll need more time. If you adopt a classroom, you’ll need less time. Thinking about how you want to help a school sets up a better experience for you and the school.
Is our leader committed to this?
A really important checkpoint here. The owner/pastor/leader sets the example for helping a school. He or she may have to use some of the time tricks from last week to free up time to help a school. When the church or business leader finds time to help a school, they communicate it’s possible for everyone to find time to help a school.
How do we start?
The last question is how to start. If your business is going to mentor students, get going on the paperwork. If your church wants to help a school with supplies, call a school to begin the conversation. If you’re interested but don’t know where to start, contact me. I’d love to help you start helping a school.