To ensure that Cincinnati Public School students participate in activities beyond the classroom that will help them develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
Beginning in 2004 to increase and enhance extracurricular activities for Cincinnati Public School (CPS) students, Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) has grown into a respected extracurricular and outreach organization, supporting the CPS community for the past 11 years. With the belief that every student is entitled to educational enrichment and extracurricular activities that develop, teach and inspire them, our partnership with CPS over the past decade has provided this access to tens of thousands of students whose financial hardships would hinder participation in these activities.
Today, ABC continues to assist with over 200 programs and activities each year, impacting more than 10,000 CPS students through a well-rounded school experience. From overseeing District-wide enrichment programs to our Extracurricular Directors managing high school athletics, ABC supports the goal of every Cincinnati Public Schools student having a positive, well-rounded educational and extracurricular experience.
In addition to extracurricular activities, ABC administers well over 100 donor-directed funds for programs benefiting CPS students, totaling over $600,000 in financial support. From arts programs, to summer camps, to additional resources for students experiencing homelessness, over 10,000 CPS students are affected by these funds every year. ABC oversees the financial management of each fund, working with donors to ensure a high-level of accountability and impact through their dollars.