The mission of the Adopt-A-Class/Career Day Program is to introduce fourth graders at three local elementary schools to hospital careers and to expand their knowledge of career choices in general. The three schools currently participating are Tench Tilghman, City Springs, and Inner Harbor East Academy.
Each year four teams are created, each with three Johns Hopkins volunteers from different departments. Each team is assigned to a fourth grade classroom. Once a month from October through March the teams visit the same classroom and deliver a one-hour presentation on a special topic. At the end of the presentation, students ask questions and record reflections of their experience in their journals.
As an extension to the Adopt-A-Class program, Hopkins has also partnered with the new REACH! Partnership School to create the REACH! School Sixth Graders' Program. In this program Johns Hopkins volunteers visit the same sixth grade classroom once a month for three months to discuss a health care topic.
For more information, please contact the Office of Project REACH/Community Education Programs at 443-997-4585.