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  • Chamber Foundation

  • The Chamber Foundation of Sandusky County is a charitable 501(c)(3) entity. Established during the Chamber of Commerce 60th Year Celebration in 2006, the foundation is a vehicle to enhance the quality of life in Sandusky County through the Chamber of Commerce and charitable organizations. Individuals, corporations and organizations wishing to make contributions to address community needs and opportunities can do so through the Chamber’s Foundation.

  • Chamber Foundation Scholarships

     

    Each year, the Chamber Foundation awards a $1,500 scholarship to one high school senior in Sandusky County. To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a graduating senior residing in Sandusky County, have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and plan to attend a two or four year accredited institution of higher learning.  The Sandusky County Retired Teacher Association selects the recipient of this scholarship.  

     

    Each year, the Chamber Foundation awards a $500 Skilled Trade Scholarship to one high school senior in Sandusky County.  We offer this scholarship opportunity to students pursuing careers available in the county and by supporting educational programs and other local initiatives that promote economic development and workforce development. To be eligible for this scholarship you must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, must be a resident of Sandusky County, and must be planning to attend an accredited program, certificate program, or degree program in the skilled trades.

  • Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®

     

    This event is FREE for all children, whether they live on a farm or not, ages 8 to 13 in Sandusky County and the parents also are welcome to attend. This is a fun-filled morning of learning about various types of safety that can be applied to any type of home. Our next Safety Day will be announced soon! Check out our events calendar to fill out your release and consent form!

    Success Story:
    At our 2019 Safety Day, at the end of the day, we provide all the kids safety to take home with them. One child went up to one of the volunteers at the end of the day and asked for an additional carbon monoxide detector to take home for his dad so that he could be safe as well. 

    2020 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®

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  • What is REACH?
  • REACH Career Education Program

    REACH, sponsored by The Chamber Foundation of Sandusky County, is now in its seventeenth year.  It is designed to introduce area upper-elementary school students to the “world of work” by providing Instructors from Chamber member businesses who visit schools on a monthly basis to discuss the types of jobs available at their companies and to present lessons designed to encourage them to develop life skills that will assist in preparing them to join the workforce in the future.

    Instructors utilize a curriculum book developed by the education department of The Ohio State University – Marion to present a series of lessons, reinforced by hands-on activities that include, as a highlight, a visit to the Instructor’s place of business.

    Some 9,000 fourth and fifth grade students throughout Sandusky County have benefited from the REACH program since its launch in seven classrooms at Green Springs School in 2003. For the 2018-2019 school year over 1,025 students in 45 classrooms in 15 schools are being “reached” by Instructors from 33 businesses!

    To learn more about becoming a classroom instructor or REACH sponsor, contact Mackenzie Hyland at the Chamber office at 419.332.1591 or pcoord@scchamber.org.

  • REACH Lesson Topics

    • Exploring the World of Work
    • In the Workplace
    • Jobs That Match My Talents and Interests
    • Habits and Attitudes That Make Good Workers
    • Teamwork and Communication
    • Technology
    • Review and Wrap-Up
  • 2020-2021 REACH Business and Education Partners

     

    Clyde/Green Springs School: 7 fourth-grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Anjulina's Catering and Banquet Hall, Croghan Colonial Bank, Edward Jones, Fremont Federal Credit Union, Impact Credit Union, Whirlpool/Clyde Division, and the Willows at Bellevue

    Fremont City Schools:
    Atkinson Elementary School:2 fifth-grade classrooms:
    Business Partners: Elmwood Assisted Living of Fremont and Fremont Federal Credit Union

    Croghan Elementary School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Style Crest and Wendy's Restaurant

    Hayes Elementary School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
    Business Partners:  Bethesda Care Center and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums 

    Lutz Elementary School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
    Business Partner: Motion Control Robotics, Inc. (2 classrooms)

    Otis Elementary School: 2 fifth grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Diversified Graphics and Mosser Construction

    Stamm Elementary School: 3 fifth-grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Green Bay Packaging, Huntington Bank and Time Staffing

    Washington Elementary School: 1 fifth-grade classroom
    Business Partner: Century Die Company

    Old Fort Elementary School: 2 fourth-grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Camp Fire Sandusky County and Old Fort Banking Company

    Sacred Heart School: 2 fifth grade classroom
    Business Partners: Fremont Federal Credit Union and Ohio State University Extension - Sandusky County

    Woodmore Elementary School: 3 fifth grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Fremont Federal Credit Union, Luckey Farmers, Inc. and Martin-Marietta Magnesia Specialties

    Hilfiker Elementary School: 3 fifth grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Energy Manufacturing Ltd., Sandusky County Parks District and Terra State Community College 

    Lakota Middle School: 4 fifth grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Freeman Company, Mid-Wood, Inc., Terra State Community College and Vanguard Career & Technology Center

    Bellevue Elementary School: 6 fifth grade classrooms
    Business Partners: Croghan Colonial Bank, The Bellevue Hospital, Hueter Toledo, Inc., Iron Workers Local Union No.55, Whirlpool/Clyde Div., and The Willows of Bellevue

    Margaretta Elementary School: 2 fourth grade classrooms

    Business Partners: Mosser Construction and The Willows at Bellevue

  • 2020-2021 REACH Financial Partners

    • Croghan Colonial Bank
    • Freeman Company
    • Kenneth G. Myers Construction Co., Inc.
    • Sandusky County Human Resource Management Association
    • Style Crest, Inc.
    • Unique Fabrications, Inc.
    • United Way of Sandusky County (REACH is a United Way supported program)
  • REACH in Action