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ABC and Adopt A Class Reaffirm Partnership Heading Into New School Year

As students and families embrace a new school year, ABC is excited to strengthen our partnership with Adopt A Class throughout the 2022-2023 school year.  Adopt A Class connects teams of volunteer mentors from local corporate organizations and civic groups with schools in the community. Through their group mentoring program, Adopt A Class exposes students to a breadth of life and career readiness experiences, enabling thousands to engage in enrichment activities they otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience. They share ABC’s goal of bringing extra opportunities to students in need and inspiring students to explore new career paths that they may not have ever thought possible.

This school year, Adopt A Class will place teams of volunteer mentors at six elementary schools where ABC is the lead agency: Cheviot, Hartwell, Rockdale, Silverton, Woodford, and Winton Hills.  Over 45 classrooms of students at these schools will get to explore a wide array of career paths through engaging, educational activities focusing on college and career readiness, STEAM, and essential employability skills, provided by mentors the volunteers during classroom visits. Students will also experience enriching field trips back to mentor teams’ places of employment or with an Adopt A Class community partner.  Organizations such as VEGA Americas, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Paycor, Cintas, Macy’s, and many more, participate in the Adopt A Class program, supporting students throughout the entire school year.

Adopt A Class Supports Cincinnati

In addition to the 6 CPS schools where ABC is the lead agency, Adopt A Class has also connected over 240 teams of corporate volunteers to classrooms across 36 schools in the Greater Cincinnati area, including 23 CPS schools. With the help of over 140 partner organizations, Adopt A Class reaches over 6,500 students in our communities.

At the end of the previous school year, Adopt A Class named ABC’s Cheri Jordan the 2022 Resource Coordinator of the Year for her exemplary work at Silverton Elementary.  Cheri was honored during their end of year awards ceremony on June 7, 2022, at the Greenacres Arts Center.

ABC is grateful for the work of Adopt A Class and we look forward to a prosperous partnership this year and beyond!

Cincinnati Public Schools’ Middle School Jazz Combo to Perform at International Jazz Festival in Spain

The CPS Middle School Jazz Combo was the only student group invited to perform from the United States

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Middle School Jazz Combo will perform at the JAZZING Sant Andreu International Jazz Festival in Spain. The group, led by Dr. Isidore Rudnick, is the only student group from the United States invited to perform at the festival.

Eight sixth-grade students and three seventh-grade students from seven schools across the district, along with two CPS teachers and six parent chaperones will head to Barcelona, Spain to jam with their European Jazz counterparts, take jazz workshops with prominent guest artists from Europe and South America, and perform in two concerts on the Education Stage.

“Our students have worked extremely hard over the summer to prepare for the festival,” said Dr. Isidore Rudnick, CPS Fine Arts Curriculum Manager and Jazz Academy Director. “They will have a truly life changing experience performing on an international music festival stage and exploring the unique Catalonian culture of Spain”.

The middle school combo is part of the Youth Jazz Cincinnati partnership between CPS, Activities Beyond the Classroom and Kennedy Heights Arts Center. CPS students in the jazz academy, which has grown to over 100 students, range from grades four to 11. They receive weekly high quality jazz instruction at no cost at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Annex. The program is funded in part by a grant from Impact 100. Additional ongoing support for the program is provided by the Mayerson Foundation Artistic Excellence Fund.

The CPS Middle School Jazz Combo group leaves for Spain on September 1, 2022 and returns on September 8, 2022. Students will perform on Sunday, September 4 at 12:00 p.m. and on Monday September 5 at 12:00PM. For more information about the festival, please visit: https://jazzingfestival.com/jazz-education-stage/.

Thank You to Athletic Director Steve Ellison for Your Tenure at ABC

Steve Ellison served the past five years as the Athletic Director at Walnut Hills High School.

ABC was heavy hearted to learn that Steve Ellison would be stepping down from his role as Athletic Director of Walnut Hills High School, effective June 30, 2022, but we are incredibly grateful for his tenure. Since taking the position in 2017, Ellison dedicated himself to serving the student athletes of Walnut Hills High School. Under his leadership, he shifted core values within the department, increased awareness of student athletes in the community, and implemented the Student Athlete Leadership Team, as well as countless other initiatives that helped provide student athletes with support and mentorship.

Steve was recognized for his amazing work as Athletic Director in 2019, when he was named Athletic Director of the Year by the Southwest Ohio Athletic Director Association (SWOADA) and Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (OIAAA). In 2020, he was named the recipient of SWOADA/OIAAA’s Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his length of service, special accomplishments, and contributions to athletic administration at the local, state, and national levels.

Steve is the President and co-founder of the Minority Athletic Director Association (MADA), a group of men and women that serve as mentors to the next generation of athletic directors and share information and strategies to facilitate success in high school athletic administration. MADA seeks to bring racial equity to Athletic Directors, providing support, professional development, and social strength to minority AD’s in Southwest Ohio. MADA currently has 21 members, representing 13 different schools. 

We are incredibly grateful for his nine-year tenure at ABC, which began when he started as the Athletic Director of Woodward High School. During his tenure at Woodward, Steve oversaw the addition of programs such as softball and wrestling, increased student participation on all levels, and implemented an academic accountability program.

On behalf of everyone at ABC, we would like to send our most sincere thanks to Steve Ellison for his nine years with our organization, and would like to wish him the very best at Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy, and all of his future endeavors.

Steve was a Co-Captain of the ABC Kickball Team in 2019

ABC Honored With Cincinnatus Association’s 2022 Spencer Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

ABC's Rachel Stallings (Deputy Director), Sally Grimes (Executive Director), and Sophia Scott (Director of Operations) accept the Donald and Marian Spencer Award on May 10, 2022

On May 10, 2022, the Cincinnatus Association honored Activities Beyond the Classroom during their 7th Annual Donald and Marian Spencer Spirit of America awards dinner at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. ABC was one of six local businesses and non-profit organizations selected as a recipient of the Cincinnatus Association’s distinguished Spencer Award, honoring organizations that deliver conspicuous and enduring contributions that have created greater diversity and inclusion in our community.

Activities Beyond the Classroom was recognized for its equitable and inclusive programs throughout the community, as well as its recently adopted new organizational values. The core concept of these values is to exemplify IDEA: an acronym standing for inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility. 

“It is such a privilege to receive this award,” Executive Director Sally Grimes shared. “The staff here at ABC is dedicated to creating accessible and equitable opportunities for all kinds of families throughout our community. This award recognizes all that hard work, and is a great reminder of how much work there is yet to do.”

ABC Video Created for Spencer Award Banquet

In 2019, ABC had the honor of sharing the accomplishments of filmmaker Xander Wynn. At the time of the article, Xander was a student at Walnut Hills High School and had been a participant ABC’s partner program, Fourthwall Youth Studios, since the summer of 2014. Now a graduate of CPS and running his own film production company, ABC is honored to share a video Xander created for the Spencer Awards on behalf of ABC. 

Please click below to check out the video created by CPS and Fourthwall alum, Xander Wynn:

A Distinguished Cohort

Activities Beyond the Classroom is honored and humbled to have shared the honor of receiving this years award alongside the following distinguished partners, nonprofits, and community-minded thinkers:

  • Avondale Development Corporation was founded in 2011 for the purpose of improving the quality of lives of the residents of Avondale, the largest African American neighborhood of Cincinnati. ADC’s mission is to direct the revitalization of Avondale by developing housing, real estate, and economic initiatives while collaborating with residents and partners to address priorities that promote the well-being of Avondale residents. 
     
  • Clifton Cultural Arts Center is the only multi-disciplinary arts center in the racially and socioeconomically diverse Uptown neighborhoods of Corryville, Clifton, Avondale, Clifton Heights-University Heights-Fairview, and Mt. Auburn. CCAC’s mission is to build a community-created place where people of all ages, races, culture, and socioeconomic status connect with one another through art. CCAC’s average attendance is over 40,000.  
  • Lighthouse Youth Services empowers young people and families to succeed through a continuum of care that promotes healing and growth. Serving clients ages 0-24 and the families that surround them, Lighthouse is a “trauma-informed” agency that serves 4,000 diverse clients annually in their various programs. 
  • Santa Maria Community Services is a catalyst and advocate for Cincinnati’s Greater Price Hill families. Santa Maria focuses on promoting family and individual wellbeing. 
  • TriVersity Construction is a for-profit organization and is among the largest commercial construction companies in the tri-state region. TriVersity is known for their focus on the customer experience during the construction process, their investment in ongoing innovation, and their deep commitment to the communities in which they operate. They have an active commitment to various community service organizations by encouraging their employees to volunteer. 

Shauniece Steele Joins Walnut Hills High School as Athletic Director on July 1

On July 1, Shauniece Steele will join Activities Beyond the Classroom as the new Athletic Director at Walnut Hills High School. Steele has been an Assistant Athletic Director at Walnut Hills since 2016, and was named SWOADA (Southwest Ohio Athletic Director Association) Middle School Athletic Director of Year for the 2020-21 school year. 

Steve Ellison, previous Walnut Athletic Director, will be the new Athletic Director at Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy beginning July 1.

A graduate of Walnut Hills High School in 2010, Steele lettered in volleyball, indoor track, and outdoor track (becoming both a state and national champion during her tenure). She earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from The University of Akron and her master’s degree in Sports Administration from The University of Cincinnati. 

“Walnut Hills is home to me,” Steele shared. “In addition to being a student athlete at Walnut, I also participated in the marching band, held office in student government, and was a member of many different student groups. I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to the school that helped shape me. I look forward providing the same, if not better, experiences and opportunities for the current generation of students.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Shauniece to this new role,” said Sally Grimes, Executive Director of Activities Beyond the Classroom. “Not only will she be an excellent Athletic Director who cares deeply about the kids at Walnut, but she already knows the Walnut students and their goals for athletics and extracurriculars. She’ll be ready to jump into the role at 100% on July 1.”

Josh Hardin, CPS Athletics Manager, added “Cincinnati Public Schools is beyond proud to announce Shauniece Steele as the next Athletic Director of Walnut Hills. Shay is a product of CPS, an exceptional former athlete of Walnut Hills High School and is the right leader for her alma mater. We look forward to supporting her as she continues to build and grow the legacy of excellence at Walnut Hills.” 

Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program Brings Back Summer Program for 2022

The Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P.) is excited to announce that they are bringing back their in-person Summer CAMP for the summer of 2022! Throughout this week-long program beginning July 10th, students entering the 7th and 8th grades in the fall will be exposed to the world of architecture. The Summer CAMP program will be hosted at University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art and Planning facility, where students will explore UC’s campus and beyond. This marks the second time that CAMP will offer this program since COVID forced things to come to a halt in 2020.

During Summer CAMP, students will be introduced to the discipline of architecture, learn about influential architects of color, and be given instruction in drawing and design through presentations and hands-on group projects. They will also have the opportunity to work alongside architectural educators and professionals, allowing them to gain first-hand knowledge of working in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and design.  At the conclusion of the week, students will host an exhibit where they will welcome family and friends to display their final projects and creations.

This year, Summer CAMP is partnering with Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens to give students the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills in a real-world environment.  Activities Beyond the Classroom is proud to serve as fiscal sponsor for Summer CAMP, and is excited about their collaborative efforts with many outstanding local architectural organizations making this summer camp experience possible for local area youth.

A Week of Immersive and Engaging Activities

This week-long Summer CAMP kicks off on Sunday, July 10th, with an online orientation for both students and their parents. For the remainder of the week, students will meet at the UC, where they will be introduced to various design and building techniques.

A few activities during the week include:

  • Habitat Design – Students will have the opportunity to visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens to learn about animals that live at the zoo and how humans can help their environment. Campers will work together and participate in Animal Encounters and explore different parts of the zoo for inspiration on design projects.  
  • 100+1 Exercise – A “mystery box” style challenge where students will be tasked to create structures using multiples of common household items.
  • Architects of Color – students will be introduced to the many talented architects of color that have made significant contributions to local, national, and international buildings and structures.
  • Perspective Drawing & Presentation – Students will learn to apply various perspectives to present their ideas to “clients” and various stakeholders.

At the end of the week on July 16th, students will present their work to family, friends, and event attendees during the project exhibit. The CAMP will conclude with a graduation ceremony for campers to celebrate their week-long journey and accomplishments.  

About the Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program

Founded in 2005, the Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P.) is a volunteer organization created with the mission to diversify the field of architecture, by opening doors for children who normally might not think of it as a career option. C.A.M.P. was developed by a collaborative effort of a diverse group of five architectural professionals who all shared this common goal. These partners include the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID), the American Institute of Architects, and the National Organization of Minority Architects.  

C.A.M.P.’s immersive summer camp experience helps bring the world of design to life for students in the Cincinnati-area. The summer program provides building blocks for students to explore their creativity and passions while exploring this exciting new career path.

How to Apply to Summer CAMP

Applications are open now through May 1st on C.A.M.P.’s website at www.cincyarchcamp.org. Summer CAMP tuition is $75 per camper. Tuition assistance is available for students in need. For questions about tuition assistance or Summer CAMP, contact the Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program at info@cincyarchcamp.org. Spots are limited so make sure to get your applications in early.

ABC and CPS Fine Arts to Host CPS International Jazz Festival 2022

Performances by Internationally Renowned Jazz Artists and CPS Student Musicians

Jazz-loving Cincinnatians are invited to the 2nd CPS International Jazz Festival, hosted by Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC). The event is at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

The festival will feature over 100 student musicians from the Cincinnati Public Schools Jazz Academy performing with internationally famous jazz saxophonist Joan Chamorro from Barcelona Spain. Also featured on the program will be some of the finest jazz artists from the tri-state area. 

The pre-COVID inaugural Jazz Fest (October 2019) was a successful celebration of music education; watch a recap of the first event at https://youtu.be/DrynhYWv01w.

“This evening will be a spectacular showcase of the student talent we have in CPS”.  said Dr. Isidore Rudnick, Jazz Festival Director and CPS Fine Arts Curriculum Manager.  “The CPS International Jazz Festival provides CPS students with the unique opportunity to perform with, listen to and learn from some of the best professional jazz artists here in Cincinnati and from around the world,” he added.

Tri-State professional jazz artists include:  

  • John Zappa (Northern Kentucky) trumpet
  • Angie Coyle (Cincinnati) alto saxophone, flute
  • Jordan Pollard (Cincinnati) piano
  • Justin Dawson (Cincinnati) double bass
  • Taylor Nelson (Cincinnati) guitar
  • Josh Strange (Cincinnati) vibraphone
  • Brad Klein (clarinet)
  • Terry Twitty (trombone)
  • Myles Twitty (trumpet)

Special performances by:

  • CPS Elementary Jazz Academy Orchestras
  • CPS Junior High School Jazz Academy Combo
  • CPS High School Jazz Academy Orchestra
  • CPS Jazz Academy Faculty Ensemble

“ABC is thrilled to host the 2nd CPS International Jazz Festival,” said Sally Grimes, Executive Director of Activities Beyond the Classroom. “COVID required cancelling the 2020 and 2021 events, and we’ve been eager to showcase CPS’s student musicians again. We look forward to sharing our city’s talented children with the public, and hope to fill the house to support the students and their musical endeavors.”

The event is FREE but tickets are required for entry. Tickets will be available in the P&G Hall lobby starting at 6:00PM (one hour before showtime on May 7th). 

For more information, visit ABCCincy.org/cps-jazz-festival

Thank You Supporters of Jazz Fest

The event is presented by Activities Beyond the Classroom, a nonprofit that provides extracurricular and enrichment activities to CPS students at no cost to the students or their families. Event sponsors include Flip & Sheila Cohen, Cincinnati Arts Association, the Mayerson Foundation Artistic Excellence Fund, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and Willis Music.

ABC Employees Receive High Accolades

In recent months, ABC’s KISR! Enrichment Manager, Austin Gullett, Deputy Director, Rachel Stallings, and Athletic Director at Woodward High School, Jabreel Moton, have each been recognized for their incredible work with ABC and in the Cincinnati community. ABC is incredibly proud of the dedication exemplified by these individuals. We are excited to share their well-deserved achievements

Austin Gullett: 2022 Next Generation of Afterschool Leader, Honored by National Afterschool Association

The National Afterschool Association is the voice of the afterschool profession, and their organization does tremendous work for the advancement of afterschool professionals and leaders. The NAA selected Austin Gullett, KISR Enrichment Manager at ABC, as one of NAA’s 2022 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders.

According to the organization, “in selecting its 2022 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders, the National AfterSchool Association sought to highlight emerging young leaders who are active in the broader afterschool community, demonstrate contributions that have started to influence beyond individual programs to entire organizations and communities, are actively engaged in efforts to elevate the afterschool field, have a proven passion for development of themselves and others, and demonstrate persistence in their work to grow as leaders.”

Austin was featured in the Spring 2022 issue of AfterSchool Today- both on the cover, and in a profile on page 33.  Check it out by clicking here: https://www.flipsnack.com/spring-2022-afterschool-today

Rachel Stallings: Ohio Whole Child Network

In February, ABC’s Deputy Director, Rachel Stallings was informed that she was one of only 150 members admitted into the Ohio Whole Child Network. The Ohio Whole Child Network is a brand new initiative from the Ohio Department of Education, which seeks to create a diverse network of educators, school personnel, child- and family-serving organizations and families who support children from early childhood to grade 12 and represent Ohio’s diverse communities. 

The Ohio Whole Child Network is a virtual place where schools, community organizations and families in every region of Ohio can learn from each other, share successes and best practices and support each other in this crucial work.  Together, the network aims to inspire Ohio schools and communities to create supportive and caring environments for children to reach their potential.

Jabreel Moton: SWOADA/OIAAA Athletic Director of the Year

Jabreel Moton had the distinguished honor of being named the Athletic Director of the Year by the Southwest District Ohio Athletic Directors Association. The SWOADA/OIAAA Athletic Director of the Year Award is determined by a vote among fellow athletic directors in the organization, and Jabreel’s amazing work at Woodward High School earned him the honor for 2022.

The organization says, “the SWOADA/OIAAA Athletic Director of the Year is presented to individuals who exemplify the highest standards of their profession and who, through their influence on the lives of young people under their direction, had made significant contributions to their school and community.”

Activities Beyond the Classroom hosts 2022 CPS Athletic Hall of Fame during CPS All-Star Showcase

The classic Hall of Fame will be a part of the new student showcase, celebrating student athletes of past and present.

On March 26, 2022, Activities Beyond the Classroom will host the annual Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Athletic Hall of Fame during the All-Star Showcase, hosted at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the All-Star Showcase,” said Sally Grimes, Executive Director of Activities Beyond the Classroom. “Connecting our distinguished athletes of decades past with current student athletes is a terrific opportunity, and we can’t wait to celebrate all that our athletes have accomplished on and off the court.”

What is the Hall of Fame?

The CPS Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring accomplished student athletes from years past. Many of these high school athletes went on to compete at collegiate levels and had careers centered around the games they played, while others took incredibly different directions in their lives. “The honorees are demonstrations to current students of the skills and values that athleticism instills in youth, and how those skills can manifest success in different ways throughout their lives,” reflected Grimes.

The cohort of honorees that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on March 26th includes Norman Hatchet (Withrow, wrestling), Diondra Holiday (Clark, basketball and softball), Ray Apple (Hughes, basketball, baseball, and cross country), Mark Thompson (Western Hills, soccer and baseball), Carol Kiradjieff (Western Hills, tennis, basketball, softball, field hockey, and volleyball), Katrina Clark-Sanders (Withrow, basketball, track, and cross country), Ben Wilson (Central/Courter Tech, track and gymnastics), Desmon Gault (Western Hills/Dater, football, wrestling, and track), Robert Lee (Hughes, football and track), Robert “Bud” Stille (Western Hills, tennis), Fred Ratterman (Withrow, football, basketball, and baseball), and Coaches Dennis Bettis (Woodward, basketball) and Pat Eagen (Western Hills, wrestling, girls’ tennis and Athletic Director).

Join us at the CPS All-Star Basketball Showcase

Join ABC and CPS in their celebrations of present and past student athletes at the All Star Showcase on March 26th. The event will run from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will include two CPS all-star basketball games, individual competitions, an education fair, and a career fair. The CPS Athletics Hall of Fame will occur during half-time of the women’s all-star basketball game, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and are available for purchase in advance online.

Bengals are Game-Changers for Cincinnati Students

Bengals players packed bags of school supplies for CPS Student Athletes in AAA Pathway

As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, ABC wanted to share how proud and grateful we are of our continued partnership with their organization. Since 2018, the Bengals have supported ABC’s mission through various means, impacting the lives of tens of thousands of students. ABC is extremely grateful for the contributions of the Bengals and the wonderful impact they have had on the Cincinnati community.

AAA Pathway

The Cincinnati Bengals have been a tremendous supporter of AAA Pathway. Launched during the 2018-19 school year through a partnership between ABC and CPS Athletics, the AAA (Athletic and Academic Accountability) Pathway program is a comprehensive student athlete development program designed to provide CPS athletes the supports needed to achieve success in both their academics and athletics. AAA Pathway includes career coaching, academic support, ACT tutoring, nutritional guidance, mentoring, and more.

Since the program launched in 2018-19, the Cincinnati Bengals have donated over $130,000 to help support AAA Pathway. In addition to their financial support, the Bengals have donated school supplies to participating students (which Bengals players packed into bags themselves). 

During the 2020 pandemic, while students in AAA Pathway have been meeting virtually, various Bengals players have joined virtual ACT Bootcamp calls to lend their support to the students. Bengals players, such as offensive lineman Michael Jordan, joined the video chat and answered any questions students had about college, the ACT test, or other various topics. 

For the 2021-22 school year, AAA Pathway will be available to every student athlete in Cincinnati Public Schools. The availability of this program to thousands of student athletes is possible largely thanks to the Bengals.

Bengals players joined video chats with CPS Students in AAA Pathway to encourage them during the 2020 Pandemic

South Avondale Field

Starting in 2017, ABC and CPS lead fundraising efforts to revitalize the athletic field at South Avondale Elementary. The Bengals generously donated $250,000 to the campaign, a gift that allowed us to roll up our sleeves and get to work.

On August 5, 2021, the vision became a reality and a ceremony was held to unveil the newly upgraded field to the public. The mascot and cheerleaders from the Bengals were on hand to help lead the festivities, and the Bengals provided students from South Avondale Elementary with a Play 60 session, allowing them to run football related drills (more on that below). The Bengals also provided the students with official team memorabilia. 

Equipped with newly installed field turf, the athletic field at South Avondale Elementary School is expected to be utilized annually by 5,000 students between the ages of 4-17. This would not be possible without the generosity of the Bengals.

Play 60 Events

In October 2007, the NFL launched the Play 60 initiative as an effort to get students to become more active. The NFL and its teams, such as the Bengals, host Play 60 events throughout the year, enabling children to play football related activities for free, with professional players, coaches, cheerleaders, and the mascots on hand to encourage them. The idea is to encourage children to get at least 60 minutes of physical play time each day, in an effort to stay in better shape. These events make a memorable, lasting impact on the children they reach.

Students from Hughes High School participated in Play 60, thanks to the Bengals. Image owned by the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Cincinnati Bengals have provided a number of these free Play 60 activity sessions to students at Cincinnati Public Schools. In August, the Bengals mascot and cheerleaders were on hand as students from South Avondale Elementary participated in a Play 60 event on the brand new turf field at the school.

In addition, students from Hughes High School were permitted to take a trip to Paul Brown Stadium and participate in a Play 60 event. These students were given the opportunity to participate in football activities on the same field where the Bengals play their games!

Thank You Bengals

Thank you Cincinnati Bengals for all that you do to support ABC and the charitable efforts you make to support students at Cincinnati Public Schools! We are wishing you the best this weekend in Los Angeles, as you compete in the Super Bowl! 

WHO DEY!!!