Adopt A School can be a commitment of time, resources or expertise of a business to an individual public school. The partnership is uniquely designed to bring about positive outcomes for all those involved.
Below are some ideas:
- Academic Enrichment/Career Awareness: provide readers for classes; host job shadowing opportunities; conduct interview skills workshops; participate in career days; serve as resource speakers or tutors; provide field trips to a business or other educational setting such as the Napa Valley Museum
- Student Incentives/Motivation: sponsor awards for bringing up grades, most improved student, perfect attendance; sponsor academic awards banquet, citizenship projects, students of the month; be a mentor for a student
- Improving School Environment: donate equipment; assist with landscaping; participate in clean up days or beautification projects at school
- Faculty Support and Recognition: host a “Thank You” reception for teachers; award mini-grants for teachers or departments; recognize teachers during American Education Week or Teacher Appreciation Week
- Community Involvement: assist families in need; supplement clothes closet for school; furnish school supplies; host a school fundraiser or program; sponsor a community event (carnival, movie night, festival, etc.)
How to become a business partner
STEP 1 – Contact the Adopt A School coordinator
Complete the contact form at the right, call Karen Zimolzak at 707-948-6484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
STEP 2 – Meet with the school administrator
Meet with a school representative to explore ways to get involved. Discuss the resources the business can offer and how they can be used to meet the needs of the school.
STEP 3 – Agree on a plan
School and business representatives agree upon mutual benefits of their partnership.
STEP 4 – Implement plan
Businesses and schools can promote the activities to employees, teachers, parents and the community with the help of Adopt A School.
STEP 5 – Review and renew
Partners will meet to discuss successes and adjust to changing needs and resources.