Wizards of the Coast has unveiled a new initiative called the D&D Adopt A Classroom partnership. This collaboration aims to bring the popular tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) Dungeons & Dragons to 200 classrooms across the United States.
The D&D Adopt A Classroom partnership explained
According to an official press release, the D&D Adopt A Classroom partnership is a joint effort between Wizards of the Coast and the charity organization Adopt A Classroom.
Established in 1998, Adopt A Classroom is a charitable organization dedicated to ensuring that every student in a classroom has the necessary tools and materials to succeed in school.
To date, Adopt A Classroom has raised over $65 million and has supported more than 6.4 million students nationwide.
Through the D&D Adopt A Classroom partnership, 200 selected teachers will receive a package of Dungeons & Dragons books and accessories, along with $100 to be used for purchasing school supplies.
Starting today, teachers in grades 4-12 from high-needs schools with an active Adopt A Classroom classroom page can complete an online application for a chance to win these D&D products. The books and accessories included in the package are:
- Player Handbook
- Dungeon Master’s Guide
- Monster Manual
- Candlekeep Mysteries
- D&D Essentials Kit
- D&D Creature and Terrain Campaign Cases
- D&D Afterschool Club Kit, which includes a copy of the D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle
This partnership between D&D and Adopt A Classroom is driven by the numerous social and intellectual benefits that come with playing a tabletop role-playing game.
D&D is a hobby that promotes problem-solving skills, literacy, and math skills in a fun and engaging manner. It also fosters important social skills such as mediation, collaboration, empathy, and coordination, all of which are crucial life skills.
“Teachers spend an average of $860 of their own money on school supplies for their students each year,” said Ann Pifer, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org. “Teachers shouldn’t have to spend so much out-of-pocket to ensure their students have the materials they need to learn. We are grateful to have partners like Dungeons & Dragons who step up to support educators and help equip students with the tools and materials they need to thrive in school.”
In addition to the online giveaway, Wizards of the Coast has also provided a D&D Curriculum on their website to assist educators in incorporating these tabletop resources into their school courses.