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Adopt-a-School: Connecting Community to Classrooms

Our partners create opportunities for schools throughout the district.

About Adopt-a-School

Adopting a school. It’s easy and rewarding.

How it works is simple: We match businesses and community organizations with schools to ensure mutually rewarding partnerships.  

What Schools Get

Mentors, materials and motivation for students.

When you adopt a school, you provide new experiences and opportunities for kids. You can serve as a tutor or lunch buddy, guest speak on a topic, provide job shadowing and so much more. 

What Partners Get

Engage your employees. Build a better community.

As an Adopt-a-School partner, you will actively engage with and invest in the community where you live and work. You will share your time, attention, talents and experiences with students, staff and teachers, contributing to vibrant school communities.

“Our partnership with Franklin Elementary School goes way beyond volunteering. M3 employees have become emotionally invested in the wellbeing and success of Franklin’s students, teachers and administrators.”

Mike Victorson, President & CEO, M3 Insurance

Success Stories

Partnerships In Action

La Follette High School

Opportunities take center stage.

Forward Theater Company’s Adopt-a-School partnership with La Follette High School is focused on supporting performing arts students.  Forward offers workshops for students on auditioning, provides professional mentors in stage management, lighting, and marketing, and has provided professional directors for several productions.  

Memorial High School

Personalized Pathways: Giving students real-world experience.

Unity Point Health-Meriter makes it easy for students at Memorial High School to put what they learn in the classroom into action, giving them opportunities to job shadow and learn from healthcare professionals.

Lake View Elementary, Sherman Middle, and East High Schools

Mock interviews mean business.

American Family Insurance, one of the largest employers in Dane County, has been an Adopt-a-School partner since 2014. At Sherman, they continue to give students one-of-a-kind developmental experiences.

Adopt Us: Our Schools Currently Seeking Partners

Allis Elementary

Black Hawk Middle

Chávez Elementary

Crestwood Elementary

Elvehjem Elementary

Emerson Elementary

Gompers Elementary

Henderson Elementary

Huegel Elementary

La Follette High

Lowell Elementary

Mendota Elementary

Muir Elementary

Nuestro Mundo

O’Keeffe Middle

Olson Elementary

Orchard Ridge Elementary

Shabazz City High

Shorewood Hills Elementary

Spring Harbor Middle

Stephens Elementary

Toki Middle

Van Hise Elementary

West High

Whitehorse Middle

Who’s Helping Who: Current Adopt-a-School Partnerships

Allis Elementary
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin


Anana Elementary
Attic Angel Association, CUNA Mutual Group (Customer Operations Division), Blackhawk Church, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Exact Sciences, and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Badger Rock Middle
CUNA Mutual Group, Fields Auto, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and The Vine Church EFCA

Black Hawk Middle
Door Creek Church

Capital High
Blackhawk Church Downtown and Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative

Cherokee Heights Middle
Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Westminster Presbyterian Church

Crestwood Elementary
Asbury United Methodist Church

East High
Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, and Summit Credit Union

Emerson Elementary
Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison

Franklin Elementary
M3 Insurance

Hamilton Middle
CUNA Mutual Group (Actuarial Group)

Hawthorne Elementary
DEMCO, and First United Methodist Church

Henderson Elementary (formerly Glendale Elementary)
WPS Health Solutions

Huegel Elementary
American Girl

Jefferson Middle
Madison West Middleton Rotary Club, and Madison Church

Kennedy Elementary
Messiah Lutheran Church, Crosspoint Church, and St. Paul A. M. E. Church

La Follette High
6AM Marketing, Forward Theater, and Summit Credit Union

Lake View Elementary
UW Health Northeast Family Medical Center and American Family Insurance

Lapham Elementary
Blackhawk Church Downtown, and State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Leopold Elementary
Associated Bank (Fish Hatchery Road Branch), Blackhawk Church – Fitchburg, the Church at Christ Memorial, City on a Hill, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Lincoln Elementary
St. Mary’s Hospital, State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds, and Doxa Church

Lindbergh Elementary
Catholic Charities, and TASC

Lowell Elementary
Capitol City Lodge #2

Marquette Elementary
State of Wisconsin Department of Administration Affirmative Action Advisory Committee

Memorial High
UnityPoint Health-Meriter, Capital City Theatre, Summit Credit Union, and Yahara Software

Mendota Elementary
Christ Presbyterian Church, Door Creek Church, and Seva Circle

Midvale Elementary
Kiwanis Club of West Madison and WIDA World Class Instructional Design and Assessment

Muir Elementary
CUNA Mutual Group, and J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

O’Keeffe Middle
UW-Madison “Introduction to Education” Team

Orchard Ridge Elementary
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Randall Elementary
Wisconsin Athletics

Sandburg Elementary
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, Door Creek Church, and Wisconsin Association of School Administrators

Sennett Middle
IFF, and LocknCharge

Schenk Elementary
Seeds of Peace

Sherman Middle
American Family Insurance

Spring Harbor Middle
Wisconsin Technical College System

Stephens Elementary
Covenant Presbyterian Church, and Wellspring United Methodist Church

Thoreau Elementary
American Printing Company, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and Westminster Presbyterian Church

West High
BMO Harris Bank, Geneva Campus Church, and Summit Credit Union

Whitehorse Middle
Downtown Optimists, and WEA Member Benefits

Wright Middle
Strand Associates, Inc., and Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Other: Transition Education Program (TEP)
Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority

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