Retail and tech titan Amazon says it will be adopting 20 schools in the Memphis-Shelby County School district in a deal that might generate more excitement than Prime Day.
The Amazon partnership will focus on support services at Family Resource Centers, serve as mentors and school ambassadors, offer job placement opportunities, volunteer in person at schools, and donate directly to a school or district project.
“We are excited to welcome Amazon, our district’s newest and largest official school district community partner,” said interim Superintendent Toni Williams.
The company’s goal is to have a lasting and positive impact on education.
“They knew that education was the place to make that investment and today this partnership really starts to underline how we can grow together, how we can continue to build our communities and how we can continue to focus on education,” said Ian Conyers with community engagement at Amazon.