The Business Education Partnership (BEP) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 with the help of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
The BEP Foundation forms and sustains valuable relationships that promote true collaboration between educators and businesses, as demonstrated by its mission statement: “To foster interest in and to promote and support programs in public schools of the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County that will prepare students for the business world.”
The BEP Foundation’s energetic and innovative programs provide business leadership opportunities and knowledge that aid in the creation of exceptional educational experiences for guidance counselors, teachers, and students. These programs link curriculum to the community and prepare tomorrow’s workforce while inspiring future leaders.
The BEP runs several programs including: STEM Factor, SPARK, Youth Leadership Rutherford, Counselors’ Leadership Institute, BEP Summer Business Camp Presented by State Farm and BEP Nissan Teacher Minigrant Awards.