Adopt A Class (AAC)

4030 Smith Rd Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45209
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Our mission The vision of Adopt A Class (AAC) is a Greater Cincinnati where all students have access to caring adults who expose them to a breadth of life and career experiences so they can unleash their full potential. Our mission is to connect businesses and civic groups with students in economically challenged schools. By pairing teams with classrooms, our adult mentors expose students to a breadth of experiences and training to be job and career ready.
COVID-19 Impact Data
Volunteer hours lost 2,500.0
Financial loss $50,000

Adopt A Class (AAC)

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Company is matched with a school district by location (no farther than 10 miles).
  • Monthly
  • Adults
  • Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
Ways to help youth thrive

Class Adopter

 When you and your team adopt a class, you change the outcomes for a whole classroom of children. By pairing teams with individual classrooms, our adult mentors expose the students to a breadth of experiences and training to help them be prepared for jobs and careers. For the organization, this engagement fosters a culture of teamwork and increased knowledge of our community’s needs and the challenges faced by our youth. AAC curates age-appropriate, grade level specific, and themed activities on our website, available in our Resource Center, so you will always have ideas for what to do with your students.

Adopt A Class mentors, called adopters, engage with their adopted classes through monthly visits, educational activities, pen-palling and field trips, empowering them to unleash their full potential. Currently, more than 150 business and community groups are serving over 6,000 students in Greater Cincinnati.

  • Education, Enrichment (Arts)
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School
  • Same Large (5+) Group
  • Academically at Risk, English Language Learners, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Month
  • Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
How you help Looking for ways to engage with colleagues and positively impact your workplace culture while also impacting the lives of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky students? Adopt A Class is seeking corporate and nonprofit organizations to volunteer in classrooms one hour, once a month, with a team of 5-8 colleagues for the upcoming school year. Adopt A Class is dedicated to pairing classrooms in underserved communities with members of the business community and civic groups to serve as mentors to expose students to a breadth of life and career experiences so they can unleash their full potential. Join the more than 130 partner organizations serving more than 5,000 students in the program to help us reach the additional 5,000 students in classrooms still waiting to be matched with a partner organization. Adopt A Class trains teams of volunteers and provides ongoing support throughout the school year to ensure the ask of volunteers is indeed one hour, once a month, for 7 months during the school year.
About us For almost 20 years, Adopt A Class has been dedicated to pairing classrooms in underserved schools with members of the business community and civic groups. Today, over 2,000 volunteers from over 130 businesses and community groups are paired with students in 33 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools. Our volunteers provide mentoring to over 5,000 students a year. Many of these students find themselves lacking role models and/or a support system. Our mentors can be that positive influence, instilling important values and life skills while introducing critically important career concepts. Our program operates in schools with the highest concentrations of poverty where currently 96% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
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