Ai Raleigh-Durham gives back to NC schools through the Adopt-A-Classroom project
June 8, 2017
Over the past few months, The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, has been participating in the Adopt-A-Classroom program at various schools across North Carolina. According to Adopt-A-Classroom, more than 15 million children do not have the resources they need to succeed in school, and teachers spend more than $1.6 billion a year stocking their own classrooms due to a lack of funding in schools. So, in February, we began pitching in by traveling out to Red Springs High School in Robeson County, North Carolina, where our high school representative, Missie Reed, and senior director of admissions, Bobbi Andrews, presented a $1,200 check to the school's food instructor, Ms. Lorrie Dial. These funds will be used to enhance her students' classroom experience.
Since then, we've visited two other schools here in Durham, North Carolina, as part of the Adopt-A-Classroom program. In March, we presented a $1,200 check to Ms. Hinton's 8th grade class at The School for Creative Studies. In that same month, Charles E. Jordan High School teacher Ms. McAdams welcomed us into her Foods 1 class where we presented her and her students with a $1,200 check.
"We hope that we're making an impact and benefitting our community," says Andrews. "We want both students and teachers to know that we're just as invested in younger students as we are with college-aged students."