Field Trip Performances





What is the Lois C. Adams
Adopt-A-Class Program?

Lois Adams spent a lifetime introducing children to the arts. In collaboration with her husband, Harlen Adams, she was instrumental in bringing wonderful arts performers directly to our children. Please help the children of our community enjoy live performances with a donation to the Lois C. Adams Adopt-A-Class program.

Your Business & Our Children
Linking businesses, classrooms, children, and the arts is the goal of Chico Performances' Adopt-A-Class program. The Adopt-A-Class program allows classes to attend field trips at no cost to the students.

Businesses and individuals can sponsor a school, teacher, or classroom of their choice. For a donation of $250 one class may attend one field trip. For a donation of $500 one class may attend two field trips, or two classes may attend one field trip.

The Adopt-A-Class program is in its 16th year with a schedule of 20 live performances for the 2013–2014 season. The program is now accepting donations from businesses and individuals to sponsor classrooms to attend one or more of these live events.

The Adopt-A-Class program was developed as an opportunity for businesses and organizations to help underwrite children's exposure to the arts. Business or personal donations enable classes to attend field trips at no cost to the students, teachers, or the district! For the 2013–2014 season, the program has received major funding from US Bank.

Chico Performances started the Adopt-A-Class program with a grant from the City of Chico and its Arts Commission in 1997. More than 66 classrooms participated in the 2012–2013 Adopt-A-Class project, with 26 businesses and individuals adopting classrooms.

To Adopt-A-Class, call University Box Office at 898-4325 or just fill out the application below. Thank you for supporting our youth!



Adopt-A-Class form
Adopt-A-Class brochure
Field Trips still open for adoption

Who Benefits from Adopt-A-Class?
Linking businesses, classrooms, children, and the arts is the goal of Chico Performances' Adopt-A-Class program. The Adopt-A-Class program allows classes to attend field trips at no cost to the students.

Business People
By adopting a class, your business gives a gift of incalculable value to the children of our community. For a $250 donation, you can open the world of live performance to our school children.

Children
The Lois C. Adams Adopt-A-Class program is about giving to the youth of our community. Your business can provide no-cost educational and cultural experiences children will remember for the rest of their lives.

Teachers
With your donation to Adopt-A-Class, teachers no longer worry about finding funds to bring their classes to the high-quality field trips offered by Chico Performances. These trips enrich their curriculum and create treasured memories for their students.

Parents
Parents benefit from Adopt-A-Class through their children's introduction to the world of performing arts at no cost to them. The Adopt-A-Class program expands their children's horizons and enriches their learning experience.

Performers
Performers directly share their artistry with our community's children. They teach the next generation of performers and audience members through the field trip performances and by speaking with the children before and after their presentations.