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Grow CB

GrowCB is a partnership of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce and partners with Council Bluffs Community School District, Lewis Central School District, and Avenue Scholars of Southwest Iowa. GrowCB is intended to be a conduit and platform for youth-business partnerships. The partnership will be ongoing in which businesses provide work-based experiences directly to area students. The purpose of such a partnership is to help young people appreciate the importance of quality education and how it relates to opportunities in the workforce. Students will also explore the local workforce while continuing to focus on their education.

Each partnership is unique in that there is no set curriculum.  If a business is partnering through an area school districts’ “work-based learning” or another student program, it becomes a GrowCB  Business Member.

For your participation as a GrowCB business member, you will receive a GrowCB window decal and if you are a member of the CB Chamber, the CB Chamber will promote your business on its website and social media platform before and after the event. Your business logo and a hyperlink to your website will be listed on this page as a GrowCB Business Member. If you are also a youth employer, please let Workforce Development Director, Alicia Frieze know and your business will also be listed on our youth employer job board.

GrowCB  Program Partners

Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce ​

Youth Employer Partnership 

You can become a GrowCB partner directly through the chamber by being a youth employer. To register as a youth employer please complete the registration form below.

Here are additional things to consider implementing if you decide to be a youth employer.

  • Establish a scholarship fund or present an award to an outstanding student employee
  • Limit the hours students work in a given week and evening work hours. Recognizing that students need to be physically and mentally engaged in classes by 8 am. (Earlier for student-athletes.)
  • Be sensitive to major school projects and school-related events such as term papers, exams, games, performances, and school-related trips.
  • Speak with your employees about the importance of regular school attendance and good grades.
  • Provide incentives in the workplace for student employees who have good attendance and grades.

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