The program is well-organized and flexible and provides an opportunity for a group to be involved with a project that gives back to the community. You can get involved by becoming an Adopter or by making a financial contribution.
Adopt A Class Foundation (AAC) is an area non-profit [501©(3)] group mentoring program designed to facilitate personal, sustained connections between members of the business community and students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 8th grades. Found specifically within Title I schools, Adopt A Class helps establish mentor relationships with the purpose of providing positive role models and developing practical and social skills for the students and building the culture of philanthropy and teamwork for the business.
Who do we serve?
Schools participating in the AAC program have significantly high levels of poverty where most children participate in free lunch programs.
Why do we serve?
Poverty creates more than the obvious financial strain for children. It can also create an inconsistency that prevents proper development in mental, physical, social, and emotional health.
How we help your organization:
AAC provides businesses with a detailed School Year Schedule outlining basic activity for the entire school year. AAC also facilitates communication between the businesses and schools to ensure the program runs with ease.
Benefits for your business:
AAC programs are known to help businesses increase morale, cohesiveness, is a wonderful tool for team building and provides a vehicle to fulfill community involvement requirements.
This model requires a time commitment from the business of approximately 7-10 hours of participation per volunteer per school year. However, there are also numerous opportunities to become more involved through leadership within AAC and various established mentoring programs.
Please visit the Adopt A Class website at www.aacmentors.org for more information.
John G. Carlisle would like to thank our current Adopters:
- Clinical Trial and Consulting Services
- Covington Partners
- Pep Promotions