Founded in 2003, Adopt A Class (AAC) is a non-profit organization connecting businesses and civic groups with students in schools with high percentages of poverty as mentors. 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.
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.
AAC serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade in 32 schools across Greater Cincinnati. Schools participating in the AAC program have higher levels of poverty where majority of students participate in free lunch programs—where our help is needed most.
On average, 92% of the students we serve are eligible for free or reduced meals. Adopt A Class currently serves students Cincinnati Public Schools, Catholic Inner-City Schools, Lockland Local Schools, Princeton City Schools, Norwood City Schools, Newport Independent Schools and Covington Independent Schools. Learn more about the schools that we serve.
Senior Program Manager, Cintas Corporation