Utah Adopt-A-School

Partnering for Education

Utah Adopt-A-School unites boardrooms with classrooms, and workplace with learning places. We’re connecting Utah’s businesses with Utah’s students, for a partnership that will impact Utah now and for years to come.

Join Adopt-A-School

Utah Adopt-a-School offers businesses opportunities to engage dynamically in Utah’s K-12 schools to foster an ecosystem of support, innovation, and career exploration for student success and access to opportunity.

Based on the principles of volunteerism and service, community partnerships with Utah’s education system ensure the collective success of communities, industries, and individuals in this inclusive, proactive industry-with-education approach.

I’m a Utah school.
Complete a needs assessment and get paired with a business that will help.
I’m a Utah business.
Complete an engagement survey and get paired with a school in need.

How it works

  1. Complete your education or industry partner assessment.
  2. Talent Ready Utah will compare assessments and match businesses with schools where goals and needs align.
  3. Liaisons from business and education will begin working together to build meaningful partnerships.
MarketStar Foundation
Pack the Pantry is part of a student and family resource center committed to fueling student success by providing access to the food and basic necessities students need to succeed. The MarketStar Student Resource Center, created through collaboration with MarketStar Foundation, Ogden School Foundation, and Ogden School District, is available for Ogden studentsin immediate need of short-term support with school supplies, food, clothing, hygiene, and cleaning items. "When we can provide these basic needs for our students we know that we are giving them a pathway to succeed academically as well for their future,"said Kristal Sabaitis, Community Coordinator at Heritage Elementary.
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Utah Aerospace Pathways Program
The Utah Aerospace Pathways program is a multi industry-education partnership serving seven school districts spread across Utah. ACT Aerospace, Albany, Boeing Company, Hexcel, Hill Air Force Base, Janicki Industries, Kihomac, MSC Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, and Parker Aerospace collectively support classroom visits and externship opportunities promoting career exploration. Together with partnering schools, educators and industry representatives actively coordinate and organize efforts to train students' invaluable skill sets leading to rewarding career opportunities. Student participants in the UAP program earn a guaranteed job interview with all partnering employers, providing students access to high-wage careers while building the talent pipeline within aerospace manufacturing.
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Whitaker Construction
“Whitaker Construction’s vision is to Build the Best: People, Communities and Future. In order to accomplish this, Whitaker created a “Diverse Pipeline Strategy” focused onidentifying talent pools within the state of Utah and establishing partnership pipelines to engage and educate everyone about the wonderful and diverse opportunities in the field of construction. One of those partnership pipelines is with local CTE and Work-Based Learning programs within high schools across Utah specifically, construction trades, construction tech, and construction management programs. Between classroom visits, conference presentations, virtual field trips, counselor luncheons, internships, and guest speakers, Whitaker provides students with opportunities to learn about and explore the variety of careers available in the construction industry. The goal for Whitaker is exposure to this awesome industry of underground and heavy civil construction knowing that there are students in Utah classrooms that love to build and aren’t afraid of getting dirty who will become their future workforce.” -Jake Hinckley
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Schools ready to adopt

If you are a Utah school, please tell us what your school needs are by completing a needs assessment.

If you are a Utah business, please let us know how you’d like to support a Utah school by completing your engagement assessment.

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