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The Adopt-a-School (AAS) Initiative is a program model developed to support partnerships between area schools and their network of supporters, specifically businesses and organizations within our community. Ultimately the intention is that all partners can play a pivotal role in inspiring student and school success stories.

How it Works

The AAS program is designed to be led by JA and supported by local businesses and partnering schools. Outlined below
are the key steps to the program:

1. Discuss Your Potential Partnership with Your JA AAS Contact
This is the time to talk through your vision and commitment level with the AAS program. The goal is to listen to your
“Why” for wanting to participate and have an open conversation surrounding the expectations of the program uniquely
tailored to support both the school’s and partner’s shared priorities.

2. Identify One or Multiply Schools
Once your partnering school is chosen your JA contact will work with that school and your organizations appointed
program contact to confirm the match is a good fit for both your organization and the school.

3. Develop a Strategic Partnership Plan
JA and business partners develop a plan that outlines their collaboration for the semester or full school year engagement.
An outline will be sent to the matched school for approval and any additional suggestions for partnership.

4. Maintain a Secure and Positive Relationship
Business partners are encouraged to initiate activities in addition to teaching JA curriculum that inspire students and enrich their educational experiences. While developing valuable person-to-person relationships, AAS partners can engage in a variety of other ways by a list of examples below: Host job shadowing or internship opportunities that fosters a better educated future workforce.

Provide scholarships through your organization’s foundation (if applicable) for industry-related programs.
Improve school environment by donating equipment, gift cards, school supplies, or any way you can utilizing your businesses’ resources.

5. Share Your Experiences and Inspire Others
There are several ways JA can share your AAS experiences.

Below are a few guarantees:
 -Monthly newsletter
 -Media and Press Releases
 -Send or email messages to parents/guardians*
 Inform school’s PTA/PTO and other community groups*
*May vary depending on school


Contact Shannon Majewski at to sign your company up! 


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