Sponsorship funds will be used over the 12-week program period, for the cost of essential program supplies needed to deliver the weekly lessons. This includes printed class workbooks, notebooks for writing, and writing supplies/utensils for participating youth. Previously, students received lessons using printed handouts and PowerPoint presentations. However, with the addition of printed workbooks, students will have a greater chance of absorbing the information taught if they can have all of the lessons in one combined book. This way they are less likely to lose lesson handouts and more likely to reflect on lessons learned. Also, the funds will help to pay for participants' meals during the afterschool program, for 12 mentees and 8 volunteers during all 12 weeks of the program. It is important that participants can eat during afterschool activities in order to remain focused during activities. Also, at least two field trips will occur during the program grant year. Visits to the Dr. Phillips Center or the Orlando Art Museum will allow mentees to step outside of their neighborhoods, see art, and interact with individuals who have used their voices to shape their community and world.
Lastly, funds will help to pay for expenses related to the mentees' stage production or showcase. The showcase will take place at the end of the program as a culmination of the mentees' growth as public speakers. Part of the funding will go toward the cost of event marketing material and signage and which will be used at the Youth Showcase event. These materials will help to bring the showcase to life and promote Route 7 Orlando as an organization at the event.
Students will perform an original play based on an in-depth look at each student's perspective, incite, and storytelling. The showcase is a critical element of the program, as it allows for the students to not only display their growth and talents but be received by a supportive audience of their peers, family, and community. The event is expected to host between 200 to 250 people and (permitting local guidance and
allowance for capacity at the time,) it will be a ticketed event to fundraise for the following program year.
Route 7 Orlando and Well Said merchandise will also be sold at the showcase and other events throughout the year to assist raising funding for the 2022 funding year.
- Charitable donation tax deduction
- Mentioned as a sponsor on all of our Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin)
- Listed as a Well Said sponsor on the Route7Orlando.org website
- Mentioned as a sponsor during the Well Said Showcase
- Opportunity for your organization to volunteer during a Well Said mentoring session or at the Well Said Showcase