Norcross, GA, October 27, 2016 – The Post Reports – Students of Brookhaven Innovation Academy (BIA) now have the opportunity to visit and witness a “day in the life” of over 300 of the hottest startup companies in Atlanta who operate out of the Atlanta Tech Village (ATV) by virtue of a new partnership. Employees of ATV and its supported companies also have an opportunity to volunteer their services as well as provide subject matter expert guidance to the students of BIA in their own environment, the classroom.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to the community we are excited about this partnership because we are now reaching children at the earliest of ages, including Kindergarten students within Brookhaven Innovation Academy,” Founder of Atlanta Tech Village, David Cummings said in a Thursday morning release. “This is a unique partnership for Atlanta Tech Village as we feel that Brookhaven Innovation Academy is well positioned to assist these students by empowering them with a unique and creative education process by introducing technology in a responsible fashion, at the earliest of ages.”
Head of School at Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Dr. Laurie Kimbrel said, “We look forward to our new partnership with Atlanta Tech Village to support the delivery of our unique blend of personalized and project based learning in which students work creatively to solve real world problems.” Dr. Kimbrel explains that pairing with businesses of all sizes will enable BIA students to see that the communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills they practice at in the classroom are among the most important in a 21st century workplace.
Dr. Kimbrel says that BIA will add other corporate partnerships over time. “Such Corporate Partnerships will deliver long term value to the students, faculty, and staff of Brookhaven Innovation Academy while also highlighting community impact for those companies and their employees which participate in this long-term, sustainable program,” she adds.