Students across West Alabama celebrated their 100th day of school February 2. Alabama ONE celebrated the occasion with their Adopt-A-School partner, Lake View Elementary, by giving each of the 631 students one dollar.
Week to highlight projects and activities provided by partners to schools through the program
Adopt-A-School partnerships will celebrate Adopt-A-School Week February 22-26, to express appreciation to the program’s partners and to highlight the benefits delivered to the schools.
The Adopt-A-School program, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, the Tuscaloosa City Schools and the Tuscaloosa County Schools, has served children in the public school systems since 1985. Each school in the city and county system has at least one business that serves as their Adopt-A-School partner.
“The partnerships work to strengthen, enhance, and enrich the quality of education in our public schools by using the resources and talents of the business community,” says Carolyn Tubbs, Director of Education Programs for the Chamber. “Through the Adopt-A-School partnerships, companies and employees invest their time, talents, and resources in classrooms to initiate activities that encourage students and enrich their educational experiences.”
According to reports received from partnerships since 1992, more than 32,635 volunteers have invested over 243,488.5 hours in the schools as part of the Adopt-A-School program and partnerships have invested a reported amount of more than 8.6 million dollars in direct financial, in-kind contributions, and volunteer hours combined to the schools with which they partner.
“During Adopt-A-School Week 2021, I encourage the citizens of our community to express appreciation to all our Adopt-A-School partners for the commitment they have made to our schools and our public school systems,” Tubbs says.