VentureLink Summer Bridge is a five-week program that will help 30 Detroit students solidify core academic skills while enabling them to explore their passions and unleash their entrepreneurial potential. Our goal is to deliver an engaging learning experience for students while providing enriching field lessons that will enhance their knowledge and fuel their passions for what they can become in the future. To learn more about the program, click here.
In order to make this program a reality and provide a high-quality experience for our students, we are seeking financial support from individuals and organizations who are champions for Detroit’s young people and believe in the power of education to transform the lives of individuals and trajectories of communities. Any gift, large or small, is greatly appreciated. If you’re looking for an idea for what needs to be funded, take a look at the giving opportunities below. We hope you consider making a contribution today.
SPONSOR A STUDENT - $250
Our goal is to provide our students with an educational experience that will keep them academically engaged and entrepreneurially-empowered over the summer months. In order to do that, we’ll need to purchase supplies and materials, assessment tools, meals for each student, and enhancements to the learning experience. When you sponsor a student, you’ll receive a personalized letter from a VentureLink student to show their thanks for being able to participate in this valuable program.
SPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCURSION - $1,000
Part of our mission during VentureLink Summer Bridge is to expose our students to the rich and exciting entrepreneurial ecosystem that exists in Detroit and tie it back to what they’re learning in the classroom. We’re doing that through Entrepreneurial Excursions every Friday during the program, and your support can help get us there. We’ll need wheels and meals to make these trips possible, so your gift will help us secure transportation as well as breakfasts and lunches for our 30 students. To say thank you, we’ll send you postcards from our journey that include student testimonials and reflections.
SPONSOR WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTION - $5,000
We’re relying on the expertise of a highly-trained, certified educator to help guide our students through powerful and engaging academic and entrepreneurial content. Your gift at the $5,000 level will help us recruit the best possible talent to provide the best quality instruction for our students. In exchange for your generosity, your name or organization’s logo will be placed on the back students’ VentureLink Summer Bridge t-shirts as well as signage at our closing celebration on August 10th.
AS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION…
If you give at any level to support VentureLink Summer Bridge, we’d like to recognize you at our culminating event on Friday, August 10th, where you’ll get to meet the students who participated in the program and see the outstanding projects they’ll create over the course of five weeks.