Partners in Education has long history of community involvement

Partners in Education has long history of community involvement

Nearly four decades ago, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and Grinnell Middle School formed a partnership that continues to thrive today. Partners in Education (PIE) assists the middle school in a variety of ways, and also benefits Grinnell Mutual employees by giving them an opportunity to give back to the community.

The group is committed to showing students a business side of the community as well as organizing keynote speakers for staff, offering support for teacher training, and assisting with food and locations for community events. PIE also assists with funding for programs and items that the school district may not be able to provide.

The committee’s involvement is often hands-on. Grinnell Mutual offers employee volunteers in a variety of areas including chaperoning, help at sporting events, judging school contests, and assisting the students with preparing for presentations.

The group also organizes plenty of fun events for the students in every grade.

The annual picnic to welcome fifth graders to the middle school is a popular event. The students get lunch, free play time, and a brief presentation on what PIE does for the school. This provides the foundation for the students to recognize Grinnell Mutual staff as volunteers within the school.

Sixth graders are invited to participate in Highway Cleanup where they join Grinnell Mutual staff to pick up litter.

For seventh and eighth graders, the jazz band and honor choir perform for Grinnell Mutual staff during the holidays.

Every year, PIE has a school supply drive that has become so successful that supplies are delivered to schools outside of Grinnell as well. 

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