Methodist College Adopts Sterling Middle School

Methodist College is participating in the Peoria Public Schools Foundation “Adopt-A-School” program, by sponsoring Sterling Middle School. Representatives of the college and Sterling Middle School attended the Peoria Public Schools board meeting on Monday, March 20 to be recognized and receive their adoption certificates.

The Adopt-A-School program brings businesses, organizations, and community groups together with schools in a collaborative effort that enriches student learning. Through tutoring, mentoring, in-kind or financial contributions, and a connection with strong, positive role models the students of Peoria Public Schools benefit from a broad spectrum of knowledge and resources. Volunteers come from large and small companies, from churches and organizations, and from all walks of life. Their personal touch, enthusiasm and dedication are of immeasurable value to the children of Peoria. Adopt-A-School is a partnership between Peoria Public School, the Peoria Public Schools Foundation, and the Junior League of Peoria.

The college's participation is being led by Student Life and Career Services Coordinator Andre Allen, himself an alumnus of Sterling Middle School. 

"We are very excited to partner with Sterling Middle School and the Peoria Public Schools Foundation," said Allen. "One of the college's institutional goals is to develop collaborative relationships for the benefit of the community. This partnership fits perfectly under that goal. We look forward to providing support and resources to the students in a variety of areas to help maintain the commitment to academic excellence, community service, and social engagement."

More information about the Adopt-A-School program is available at