Help us Celebrate the Season by giving to our holiday fundraising campaign. Last year we received over $10,000 from our generous donors and hope to raise $15,000 this year. 2016 has been one of huge change and expansion for Celebrate EDU. For starters, we changed our organization name to be more inclusive of all disabilities and we have expanded our partnerships into 6 different states, impacting hundreds of lives. None of what we do would be possible without the support of our friends, family, and generous donors. We are grateful for all who have helped us on our mission to change lives. We can't wait to see the impact we will make in 2017!
What will your donation go to?
100% of every donation to our Celebrate the Season campaign will go to student scholarships and program sponsorships.
A fun and interactive one-day workshop that introduces the idea of self-employment and teaches the basics of starting a business. Participants work in small groups to explore the components of a business venture including: business strategy, customer discovery, and competitive advantage. Attendees also work through an entrepreneurial traits assessment, meet local entrepreneurs, and practice business etiquette.
It costs Celebrate EDU approximately $110 per person to run a Kindling Workshop. We usually ask individual attendees or organizations hosting the workshop to cover a portion of these costs. Your donations will allow us the opportunity to offer scholarships for individuals to attend Kindling Workshops that can't afford it and provide our partner organizations with partial or full sponsorships.
The Spark Program:
The Spark Program is our signature online curriculum that teaches entrepreneurial skills to young adults with developmental disabilities or unique learning profiles. Our program is for individuals, age 15-40, with an interest in learning what it takes to start a business. The program is made up of video lessons, interactive worksheets, and activities. We offer the program through Spark Partners, like-minded schools, day-programs, therapists, and other organizations that share our vision of providing valuable opportunities for entrepreneurship and employment.
Each Spark Partner receives a comprehensive training to become certified in our curriculum. Additionally, each student participant has their own individual login to the Celebrate EDU online portal where they access the curriculum and save their progress. Your donations will provide us the opportunity to give scholarships for students to receive access to The Spark Program and sponsor Spark Partners to receive training to instruct The Spark Program.