Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar

Get Involved

Our students wanted education to take place in the community. Help them tear down the walls dividing the classroom and community by identifying ways you can partner with our program. Please scroll down or click the links below to explore opportunities. 

  1. Be a Project Partner
  2. Serve on Class Boards
  3. Become an Official College Partner
  4. Be a Guest Speaker
  5. Donate

1. Be a Project Partner

Tell us how we can meet a community need, or help students develop small businesses. Our students are doing service and entrepreneurial work, and they want their work to connect to real community needs or economic gaps. Do you have an idea that involves your organization or business? Become a Project Partner and work alongside our students to meet community needs, or invite our students to your business to work with your team. You can also serve as a mentor. Being a mentor means you are available if a student needs to consult a professional with experience in a given field.

Fall 2017 Community Improvement Project Partners

These organizations are actively involved in student projects. Either students or the organizations have identified community needs, and the students are working in partnership with the organizations to meet these needs. We appreciate everyone involved and welcome others to get involved.

  • IDEAS group
  • Public Library
  • City Council 
  • Blue River Studios 
  • Elizabethton Arts and Cultural Alliance
  • The Dressing Room 
  • Carter County Tourism/Chamber of Commerce 
  • Downtown Business Association 
  • Elizabethton Planning and Economic Dev. Director
  • City Historian
  • Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • Grandfather Mountain Foundation
  • Coalition For Kids 
  • Thomas Davis Edward Jones
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
  • Mountain States Health Alliance 
  • Elizabethton Parks and Recreation 
  • Sycamore Shoals Hospital
  • Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club
  • U.S. Forest Service


Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Project Partners

  • The Entrepreneurship Class is currently seeking business owners or managers, business loan officers from banks, financial advisors, insurance agencies, parents and community members to subimt ideas and to work alongside students. This could involve inviting students into your workplace or mentoring students as they develop small businesses. Contact Alex Campbell to get involved.

2. Serve on Class Boards

Each class has a Student Intake Board and Teacher Intake Board. Students and teachers apply and graduate the program through these boards.

Fall 2017 Community Improvement Student Intake Board

  • Renita Barksdale, Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library
  • Bernie Weese, Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library
  • Chief Jason Shaw, Elizabethton Police Department
  • Chandrea Shell, Milligan College
  • Kayla Carter, Carter County Tourism

2017-2018 Teacher Intake Board (serving both classes)

  • Eddie Pless, EHS Administration, Alumni, Parent of Alumni
  • Rita Booher, Elizabethton Board of Education, Parent of Alumni, Milligan College
  • Alex Campbell, EHS Social Studies Teacher
  • Jessica Hayes, EHS Science Teacher

Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Student Intake Board

  • Leon Humphrey, Carter County Mayor
  • Dustin Jackson, Edwad Jones
  • Thomas A. Davis, Edward Jones
    David LeVeau, Security Federal Bank
  • Jon Hartman, City of Elizabethton Planning and Economic Development
  • Kevin Vaughn, Pals

3. Become an Official College Partner

Official College Partners have combined some of the following suggestions to create a partnership pathway to their college for Bartleby students. We are very proud of our partnership colleges, and Official College Partners receive recognition on many Bartleby materials, and maintain regular communication with our program members. 

Admissions Reqirements

We would like colleges to consider students' Bartleby portfolios in the admissions process. This enables students to showcase their passion, work ethic and intelligence. Consider waiving certain traditional requirements in lieu of Bartleby Program completion and individual portfolios.

Local Dual Credit

We are developing pipelines to local colleges through this program. please consider working with us to award local dual credit to your school for students' successful completion of Bartleby classes.

Scholarships & Grants

Please consider creating grants or scholarships to help our Bartleby students enroll in your programs. Requirements could include Bartleby portfolios, essays, service hours and accomplishments. 

Be a Project Partner

Share community needs, submit your ideas for projects that students can work on, or work with students to make their projects successful. Projects may be service or business-oriented and strive to meet community needs and to fill economic gaps.

Mentor a Student

We need professors, experts and community leaders who care about our students to be available when our students have questions. We would love for you to be a mentor.

Be a Guest Speaker

We would love for you to come meet our students and educate them about your university and field. Our students want to learn from you so that they will have the knowledge and vision that will enable them to make a greater positive impact in our community.

Thanks to our current Official College Partners:

  • East Tennessee State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Tusculum College
  • King University
  • Milligan College
  • Lees-McRae College

4. Be a Guest Speaker

Come share what your business or organization does with our class. They want to learn more and to network with you so they can better understand community needs and economic gaps.

5. Donate

While students were awarded $200,000 to begin this program, matching funds and supplies are welcome. We invite you to partner with student on their projects by providing funding, supplies or facilities.