One hour, once a month changes lives.
Adopt A Class is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit that connects businesses and civic groups with schools located in underserved communities. By pairing teams with individual classrooms, our adult mentors expose students to a breadth of life and career experiences to increase their knowledge of career opportunities and expand their horizons with clearer self-vision. For the adopting organizations, this engagement fosters a culture of teamwork and increased knowledge of our community’s needs and the challenges faced by our youth.
Our program connects students, K – 8th grade, with caring adult mentors who expose them to a variety of experiences and career opportunities with a focus on college & career pathways, essential employability skills, literacy, and STE(A)M. Our unique program matches corporate and community mentors to a specific classroom for an entire school year. During this time, mentors engage with their students one hour, once per month with monthly group mentoring sessions, field trips and educational activities, while also sharing with the students what makes their individual companies unique in what they do.
Whether it’s a lesson on the importance of a proper handshake, a field trip to explore one of the largest corporations in the world, or simple encouragement from a caring individual, our mentors spark inspiration in students to unlock their full potential. Adopt A Class not only benefits students, but we also impact the adult volunteers too! Our corporate and civic partners experience better employee engagement and retention as mentors build stronger relationships within their teams, find a connection in the community, and provides the opportunity for them to give back in a meaningful and direct way.
For more information, visit aacmentors.org to find out how you can become an integral part of helping today's students become tomorrow's leaders!