B. E. S. T.

Business Engaging Students and Teachers
 

The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber's initiative to connect local businesses with the elementary and middle schools in Berkeley Lake, Norcross and Peachtree Corners is Business Engaging Students and Teachers (B.E.S.T.). Our Education Committee has worked with the schools in the Berkeley Lake, Norcross, and Peachtree Corners to create a list of programs that need volunteer help from our community and categorized those opportunities by school for easy access to volunteer in a school near you.

Gwinnett County organizes its schools by cluster around a high school, and includes all of the schools, elementary and middle, that feed the high school. Our school cluster is the Norcross Cluster after Norcross High School. Since the SWGC encompasses Berkely Lake, we have included Berkely Lake Elementary as part of our list. This list is a work in progress, so check back often for updates. If you have a program that impacts one of the schools on the list below, please contact the SWGC office with information so that we may include it on the list.



Beaver Ridge Elementary School

CategoryNeed Type When Name Program Description Contact Name  Email Phone
Literacy Volunteers School Hrs Kids Hope Mentoring Mentoring and Tutoring on a weekly basis hours. Carrie Russell
 
770-849-9400 ex 111
Literacy Volunteers School Hrs Girls Inc. Mentoring Mentoring and Tutoring on a weekly basis, focusing on the girls at school. They are looking for women volunteers. Molly Randall   678-686-1740
Supplies
Stuff & Voluteers
Dec Scan Source Holiday Gift Store Holiday Store (gifts). During the holiday season children are given opportunities to get gifts for themselves and others.  Maricary Yi Maricary_Yi
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Supplies Stuff Monthly Core Value Supplies Character Traits Supplies. On a monthly basis Chick-fil-A teaches one the core values to the students. They provide lunches for students and staff.   Maricary Yi Maricary_Yi
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Literacy
Volunteers
After School Ballet Tutoring and Ballet.  This is a weekly afterschool activity.  Volunteers to help with tutoring and ballet are needed. Maricary Yi
Maricary_Yi
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us 
 
Supplies
Stuff
Fridays Nothing but Truth weekend food Each Friday children are given food to bring home for the weekend. Gloria Luke Angela_Perry
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Literacy
Volunteers
School Hrs
Flame Mentoring
A weekly after school mentoring program lead by the firehouse. Firehouse Maricary_Yi
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Literacy
Volunteers
School Hrs
Good News Club faith based
A faith based club for kids. CEF Maricary_Yi
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Literacy
Volunteers
School Hrs
Men After Excellence Mentoring
A weekly tutoring program during school hours.  Maricary Yi Maricary_Yi
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 


Berkeley Lake Elementary

CategoryNeed Type When Name Program Description Contact Name  Email Phone
Literacy Stuff Any Books Leveled book room books and materials, class libraries, and books for our media center Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Technology Stuff Any Interactive instructional technology  Interactive boards,laptops, handheld devices, etc. to enhance classroom learning. Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Facilities Stuff & Money Any Capital Improvements Improving our playground, purchasing a digital marquee, and enhancing our facility Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Teacher Support Stuff Any Educator Conferences Funds to allow staff to learn from other educators and bring the learning back to their classes Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Teacher Support
Volunteers, Stuff, Money
Any Refreshments Refreshments for faculty meetings Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Teacher Support Volunteers Any Teacher  Appreciation Ways to let our teachers know how much we value their work. Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Technology
Volunteers
Any Technology Subscriptions For Title I funds to purchase Subscriptions to software and periodicals Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Literacy Stuff Any Books For Title I funds to purchase Books for Literacy Room (K-5) Fiction and Nonfiction Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Supplies
Volunteers
Any Instructional Books For Title I funds to purchase Books for instructional resources(Reading, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Supplies Volunteers Any Copy supplies For Title I funds to purchase copy paper, toner, dye cut letters and shapes, printing services Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
Supplies Volunteers Any Classroom Supplies For Title I funds to purchase classroom supplies Jim Carter Jim_Carter
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 


GIVE Center West

CategoryNeed Type When Name Program Description Contact Name  Email Phone
Supplies Stuff Ongoing School Supplies #2 pencils and 1" binders needed year round Melanie Meeker
 
770-246-5300
Other Stuff & Money Ongoing School Uniforms Need black belts, black shoes, white collared shirts for proper dress code attire. Melanie Meeker   770-246-5301


North Metro Performing Arts Academy

No programs at this time.



Norcross Elementary School

CategoryNeed Type When Name Program Description Contact Name  Email Phone
Supplies
Stuff
Any
Classroom Supplies
Students need scissors, wide rule notebook paper, glue sticks Amy Crapo amy_crapo
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2458
Tutoring
Money
Any
Tutoring   Robert Fortenbery robert_fortenbery
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2459
Other
Stuff
Any
Gas Cards/Taxi vouchers Vouchers/Gas Cards parents to attend school events and Teacher conferences, all grades; $10 per conference Amy Crapo amy_crapo
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2460
Wellness
Volunteers
Any
PE Equipment   Ken Almon ken_almon
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2461


Peachtree Elementary School

CategoryNeed Type When Name Program Description Contact Name  Email Phone
Supplies
Stuff
Aug & Jan
School Supplies
Student and classroom supplies, including book bags. Greatest need Aug and Jan, all grades Kirsten Miklethun Kirsten_Miklethun
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
 
770-417-2458
Other
Money
Any
Taxi Vouchers
Vouchers given to taxi company to transport parents to attend Teacher conferences, all grades; $10 per conference
Kirsten Miklethun
Kirsten_Miklethun
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us 
770-417-2459
Social
Stuff
Any
Snacks
Drinks and snacks for various events, all grades Kirsten Miklethun
Kirsten_Miklethun
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us 
770-417-2460
Other
Volunteers
Any
IB Project Review
Reviewers/judges for 5th grade IB projects Kirsten Miklethun
Kirsten_Miklethun
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2461
Teacher Support
Volunteers
Any
Adopt a Classroom
Ongoing support for teacher to support class parties, projects and special events, all grades Kirsten Miklethun
Kirsten_Miklethun
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us 
770-417-2462
Art
Stuff
July
Chairs for Charity
Wooden chairs in good condition to be painted and auctioned at Oct Norcross ArtFest, funds go to Arts classrooms Laura Fleury-Bell lfleurybell@gmail  
Facilities
Volunteers
Any
Kids Hope Mentoring
Keep PE equipment in good repair, regular onsite visits Kirsten Miklethun Kirsten_Miklethun
@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2458


Stripling Elementary School

CategoryNeed Type When Name Program Description Contact Name  Email Phone
Facilities Volunteers Ongoing Custodial Support support custodial staff     770-582-7577
Field Trips
Money
Ongoing Extended Learning Opportunities (field trips) Financial support for field trips; $20 supports one student Laura Brown Laura_Brown
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-582-7577
Facilities
Money
Ongoing
Library Furniture
tables, chairs,sofa, ottomans
Mary Beth Duty MaryBeth_Duty
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-582-7577
Literacy Volunteers Tue & Thu 10-12 "Everybody Wins" reading Lunchtime reading to a student for 25 mins, all grades Amy Schlossberg info
@everybodywinsatlanta.com
770-582-7577
Literacy
Volunteers
Ongoing BYOD To purchase tablet devices for in-school use in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program Sarah Prouty Sarah_Prouty
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-582-7577
Supplies
Volunteers
Ongoing Clinic Supplies Always in need of : Sanitary Pads, Saltine Crackers, Small paper/plastic cups, Cheese/Peanut butter crackers, Ziploc sandwich bags, Juice boxes, Regular and Large band-aids, Glucose Tabs, Peppermint candy, Granola Bars, Aerosol/Spray deodorant, Kleenex tissue Sonya Fauch Sarah_Prouty
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770 417-2462


Summerour Middle School

CategoryNeed Type When Name Program Description Contact Name  Email Phone
Tutoring Volunteers Jun 1 – Jul 1,
Mon-Thur,
at least 1 hr,
1 or more days, 8 am – 2 pm
Summer School Need volunteers to work one-on-one with students in a variety of curriculum, working alongside teacher in classroom Brenda From 
brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Wellness Money before June 1 Summer School & Success Summer Physical Education (PE) programming Need to raise $3500 to fund salaries for 3 “activities teachers” to offset cuts in school budgets for Physical Ed (PE) activities during Summer School & Success Summer programs.  Molly Randall brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Teacher Support
Volunteers
July 13-16 and
July 20-24
“Success Summer” help train upcoming 6th graders to be “ambassadors” in new school bldg. Teach them how to find their way around campus, meet teachers, get familiar b4 school begins. ALSO need office/clerical help Brenda From brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474 
Other Stuff July 13-16 and
July 20-24
“Success Summer” Help students develop elements of Teaching Gardens, including garden beds, paths, fence building & more. Exciting opportunity to get Environmental Education Centers started & ready to grow by new school year! Brenda From brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Other
Volunteers, Stuff, Money
on going, year-round, flexible schedule, beginning in June, 2015 Environmental Education Center Need to raise $5K to fund start-up for school's new outdoor teaching centers. Volunteers needed to help with gardening/garden design, building (fences, raised beds, etc.) cooking demos, teacher assistance, planting & more, some opportunities inc working w kids, site development, admin &/or fundraising. Summerour's new outdoor classroom/communal agriculture program is being implemented – support is needed to get this grassroots program in the ground! Tixie Fowler gardens4growing
community@gmail.com
770-842-2551
Facilities Volunteers May,
Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm daily
Moving to New School Help pack books and supplies in school Media Center Brenda From brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Facilities
Volunteers
June,
Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm
Moving to New School Help Unpack books and supplies & set up new Media Center Brenda From brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Supplies Stuff Ongoing Health Clinic supplies Always in need of the following items: Sanitary Pads, Saltine Crackers, Small paper/plastic cups, Cheese/Peanut butter crackers, Ziploc sandwich bags Juice boxes, Regular and Large band-aids, Glucose Tabs, Peppermint candy, Granola Bars, Aerosol/Spray deodorant, Kleenex tissue Brenda From brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Wellness
Volunteers
1x wk, Mon - Fri, after school – please call for club schedule  Running Clubs Need runners willing to run with kids and encourage them to stay involved in “Boys on the Run” & “Girls on the Run” clubs. Possibly chaperone to running meets & events Brenda From brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Other Volunteers  Flexible (schedule classroom time with Leadership Program teacher) Career Day 2015 date TBD. Junior Leadership Corp   looking for “social stakeholders” to talk to kids during school Leadership Program classes, as well as on Career Day. Goal is to encourage students to “think outside the box” by exposing them to a diversity of skills, businesses, entrepreneurs, academic pursuits, fields of interest etc. and inspire them by introducing a diversity of achievers w/in those areas. Brenda From   brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us 
770-417-2474
Teacher Support Volunteers Calendar of opportunities available Extended Learning Opportunities (field trips)  Need volunteer supervisors to go with teachers for exciting off-campus learning experiences.  Brenda From  brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474
Field Trips  Money  Ongoing Extended Learning Opportunities (field trips)  Need funds to offset costs of busing to and from visit sites Brenda From   brenda_from
@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-417-2474