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"Minnesota’s future workforce is sitting in a Minnesota classroom today.” 
- Governor Mark Dayton

The Governor's Adopt-A-School initiative seeks to recognize high-quality, innovative partnerships between schools and businesses and encourage the creation of new partnerships in every corner of the state. Successful school-business partnerships enhance the quality of education, enrich the learning experience and help close achievement gaps. Just as important, they help lay a foundation for building the quality workforce Minnesota businesses depend upon to strengthen their competitiveness in a global economy.

Partnerships may include volunteering or mentoring in a school, technology assistance and expertise, or help organizing a school-based community event. Whatever you choose to do, we invite you to share your story with us, so that other schools and businesses may learn from your success.We've provided resources and a tool kit to help you develop a successful school-business partnership.

Use the MDE mapping feature to identify schools in your area that may want to join your partnership! 
Find a School Now.


Tool Kit

The information and activities included in the manual are those considered essential for a successful partnership: the commitments, the group structure, and the types of activities that create conditions for quality partnerships that will help improve student learning and enhance school climate. 
  • Adopt A School Tool Kit  - 11/20/12
    Use this seven-step guide to help you plan and implement a successful school-business partnership.

Share Your Story

We encourage you to share stories about successful school - business partnerships with us. Your story could be the inspiration and driving force behind other successful school/business partnerships.

Share your story with the Minnesota Department of Education! Choose the school or business link to enter our survey and share your story. It only takes a few minutes.

 Share Your School’s Story
 Share Your Business’ Story

Featured Partnerships

Minnesota's Adopt-A-School initiative will be recognizing high-quality, innovative partnerships between schools and businesses throughout the state. Check back often to see which schools and businesses are chosen as Featured Minnesota Adopt-A-School Partnerships.