Adopt A Class encourages innovation in students at Cincinnati Museum Center
CINCINNATI – Adopt A Class, a nonprofit whose mission is connecting business and civic groups with students in underserved communities through group mentoring in college and career readiness, has teamed up with Crayons to Computers and Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) for a field trip opportunity where students can take a closer look at the world of innovation.
“Adopt A Class has been a wonderful partner in inspiring the next generation of innovators and leaders in our region,” said Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Muesum Center. “Through our partnership with Adopt A Class and the support of Crayons to Computers, students have an opportunity to visit our exhibits, be inspired, and literally make history.”
During the field trip, 5th grade students from the 36 schools participating in the Adopt A Class program, have the opportunity to explore the Cincinnati History Museum exhibit, Made in Cincinnati. During their time exploring the Made in Cincinnati interactive gallery, students learn all about the amazing innovation that has occurred in Cincinnati over the years with local companies, business leaders, and more. Students also can explore their own creativity and innovation, thanks to the partnership with Crayons to Computers program, in the CMC Classroom with Adopt A Class staff! During their hands on classroom experience, students are given a kit, The Innovation Station, with miscellaneous objects and tasked with inventing a tool or object of their own. So far, students have made a variety of objects ranging from rockets and launchers to shoe protectors and interactive shopping bags!
Adopt A Class CEO, Sonya Fultz, says “Cincinnati Museum Center has been phenomenal to work with and we are grateful for this partnership; as well as the partnership with Crayons to Computers! The students that have experienced this opportunity so far have been enthralled with the Made in Cincinnati exhibit, and very engaged with the classroom experience.”
Adopt A Class would like to thank Cincinnati Museum Center and Crayons to Computers for partnering with us in allowing our 5th grade students this experience.
About Cincinnati Museum Center:
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Children’s Museum, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater, Cincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.
About Crayons to Computers:
Founded in 1997, Crayons to Computers works to level the playing field in Cincinnati classrooms by providing every student with the supplies and tools they need to succeed. Since its establishment, the organization has distributed more than $170 million worth of school supplies that have been donated or purchased at reduced or wholesale prices from its partner companies. The organization is a member of the Kids In Need Foundation’s National Network of Resource Centers, which is dedicated to ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to students in need. For more information, visit www.crayonstocomputer.org.