2018 EOY Celebration Recap

2018 EOY Celebration Recap

On June 6, 2018, Adopt A Class and over 200 adopters celebrated 15 years of mentoring success during their End of Year Celebration, sponsored by Citibank.

This year Adopt A Class adopted 275  classrooms across 32 schools in Cincinnati/NKU. These companies adopted classes and exposed students to a variety of careers and life skills. These 3000 adopters are mentors, role models and are truly vested in the betterment of 6000+ youths in our wonderful city.

In celebration of their 15 year anniversary, Adopt A Class launched their storytelling campaign #InOnHour to illustrate the impact made by volunteering for just one hour a month through their program. Watch their promo video.

This year’s celebration MCed by Executive Director, Julie Shifman and Board President, Jason Partin proved to be the best yet.  

Here’s a recap of the 2018 award winners:

Best Community Adopter: University of Cincinnati

Best Corporate Adopter: Procter & Gamble  

Best Teacher presented by Niki Clare of Citibank: Erica Eichler of Silverton Paideia 

Best Resource Coordinator:  Jill (Yungbluth) Smith of Academy of World Languages

Best Activity: Enerfab

Best Field Trip: Greater Cincinnati Water Works 

Best Team Lead: Simon Foster of Cintas Corporation (Robyn Pitzer of Cintas accepted his award his behalf)

Bill Burwinkel Founders Award: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 

Lastly, Rick Chouteau former Board President won the Spark Award AND City of Cincinnati Vice Mayor Chris Smitherman deemed June 6th Rick Chouteau day!

Thank you to Citibank for sponsoring this year’s event!

Adopt A Class has a goal of reaching 50 more classrooms this fall, or 1300 more students. Learn how you can be a part and adopt a class today!

Author: Tarita Preston, Adopt A Class Board Member

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