Orange County Public Schools is now expanding their connections with local faith based partners through a new faith based 'Adopt a School' initiative. The program would team local faith based organizations with schools near them so that the two can work on providing programs that enhance the communities they're mutual found in.
Superintendent Barbara M. Jenkins states on the site "Our faith-based community is an extremely important part of Orange County Public School’s efforts at cultivating sustained community engagement. Our missions to better our community dovetail when churches, synagogues, mosques, and all faith-based organizations harness the power of volunteerism and servant leadership to benefit the region’s youth in schools."
The program looks at local faith based groups to help provide life-skills training, after-school and summer activities, and academic assistance The program also encourages groups to contact OCPS if they have an idea of how their group can assist the public schools in Orange county.