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Wayne State University partners with Adopt‐A‐Classroom

Adopt‐A‐Classroom is a nationally recognized organization that invites the community into the classroom in support of teachers and their students. This nonprofit program increases opportunity for student success by empowering teachers with community partners and funds to purchase resources for their classrooms.

Through Adopt-A-Classroom, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms to provide financial and moral support to the teacher and students. The result is a meaningful contribution to education, in which donors experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate in the success of students in a classroom. Moreover, such community support bolsters teacher morale, as well as student enthusiasm and motivation for school.

Wayne State University announced its partnership with Adopt‐A‐Classroom at the 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Luncheon (MLK Luncheon).  The funds raised at the 2008 MLK Luncheon allowed Wayne State to adopt two classrooms:  White Elementary School and Bennett Elementary School.  The funds helped purchase laptop computers, DVD cases, and digital cameras for these schools.

This year, Wayne State is partnering with the Adopt‐A‐Classroom Program in Detroit as we build on our effort to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young students in the community.  Net proceeds from the 2009 MLK Luncheon will be donated to Adopt‐A‐Classroom to support 10 classrooms in the Detroit Public Schools.

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