In the fall of 2018, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures created a program to benefit schools in the different districts where MLCV has businesses. The Adopt-a-School program adopts local schools in all three districts within the Mille Lacs Band reservation. Onamia High School, Isle Schools, and Hinckley-Finlayson Schools were participants for the program’s inaugural year.
The Adopt-a-School program aims to partner with each school to support initiatives, programs, and activities already established by the school by providing financial support in areas where assistance is needed and cannot be found elsewhere.
There are two major goals for this program: MLCV wants to support the school climate that has already been established and to provide cultural awareness and education opportunities for each school. Each school must focus on five different categories with the Adopt-a-School program funding: leadership skills for students, cultural awareness, expanding cultural literacy, encouraging health and wellness, or just having fun!
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is excited to announce that in addition to the three schools we adopted last school year,
The Adopt-a-School program helped bring Red Willow Singers and other events and programs to Isle High School last year.
we are able to include two additional schools into the program. Nay Ah Shing and McGregor schools will also be adoptees for this academic year.