On March 8th, from 5 to 7 pm, we will be hosting our third annual United Way Youth Venture Spring Showcase at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA. The UWYV Spring Showcase is a unique event that presents the wide-ranging, inspiring, and innovative social ventures of the  engaged public school students in North Central MA. It is an opportunity for parents, teachers, business and community leaders to see how teams of young social entrepreneurs are leveraging their passion and skills to generate solutions for their school’s and community’s challenges. The event will give community members an opportunity to hear from close to 50 active Venture Teams and support their efforts, meet other invested community members, and have the opportunity to win various prizes from community businesses.

Please register in advance so we can plan accordingly. Suggested ticket donation of $5 each.

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For Venturers

We are looking to get as many Venture Teams as possible to present their programs at the Spring Showcase. It is a great opportunity for Venture Teams to create greater community awareness for the positive work that you are doing as well as to raise funds for your cause! For Venture Teams to be involved, here are a few things you need to know:

  1. Applications for interested Venture Teams are due on February 16th to your Champion or UWYV staff member
  2. All teams must have at least two members in attendance at the event to ensure that your table will be continuously covered
  3. Please arrive by 3:30 pm in order to have time to set up your table and eat before the event begins
  4. Trifolds for teams will be provided if needed. If you would like to use your trifold from last year’s event, please let us know.
  5. Remember that this event is an opportunity for you to fund raise if you are interested. Please let us know on the application what you will be doing for your fundraiser.
  6. Only launched teams or pipeline teams that are close to launching will be allowed to be a part of this event.
  7. All teams involved must have every condition fulfilled and all paperwork turned in to be a part of this event.

If you and your team are interested in being a part of the Spring Showcase, please reach out to your Champion and primary UWYV Staff member to receive the application.

For Parents

This event is a great opportunity for parents to learn more about the program their child has been involved in and see firsthand the impact that their student’s Venture Team has had upon the North Central Massachusetts community. 

For Sponsors

Sponsoring the UWYV Spring Showcase will provide you with the opportunity to support social innovation in public schools by harnessing youth’s entrepreneurial power in dealing with the important issues of their community. Most importantly, your support is a source of inspiration for young people and those who work to shape more productive citizens with values of empathy, industry, and resilience. Please take the time to review the sponsorship levels listed below to find the one that best fits your organization’s desired community impact.

*All Starred items must have confirmed support by 2/16 to ensure timely production

Changemaker …………………………………….. $2,500

The UWYV Spring Showcase is an ideal opportunity to bring youth and the North Central Massachusetts community together. As a Changemaker-level sponsor, you will have the opportunity to address UWYV participants and guests, highlighting your Organization’s mission and philanthropic philosophy.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to become an event partner
  • 10 Spring Showcase admission tickets
  • 2 Minutes of podium time
  • Logo featured on presentation footer in continuously looping presentation
  • Co-branded logo with UWYV on event giveaway bag for all attendees*
  • Featured story in UWYV e-newsletter showcasing commitment to UWYV and youth
  • Prominent sponsor recognition on event-related marketing and promotional collateral: invitations, e-mails and posters
  • Sponsor listing on all at-event signage and in printed program
  • Sponsor recognition and link from the event page on the UWYV website
  • Opportunity to provide marketing materials and giveaways

Unique Benefits:

  • Opportunity to speak and participate in the event program
  • Foundation table at the event and display any products, services, and marketing materials
  • Organization’s name/logo on all media advertising

Venture Champion …………………………………….. $1,000

Benefits:

  • 10 UWYV Spring Showcase admission tickets
  • Podium recognition by youth speaker during event presentation
  • Paid (boosted) thank you post/mention on the social media page of your choice
  • Advertisement slide in continuously cycling presentation (you provide graphic of choice)
  • Name and logo featured prominently on event signage, including table tents and printed event program
  • Space on collective vendor table for marketing materials
  • Thank you mention in UWYV electronic newsletter
  • Recognition listing in MWCC press release

Community Leader ……………………………………. $500

Benefits:

  • 4 UWYV Spring Showcase admission tickets
  • Opportunity to sponsor 3 Venture Teams, you will be paired to a specific Team based on cause or interest with signage at sponsored Venture Team booth site, $25 goes back to each Venture Team
  • Logo in printed event program
  • Name featured in event signage including table tents
  • Listing in printed event program
  • Space on collective vendor table for marketing materials
  • Social media thank you mention

Venture Benefactor ……………………………………. $250

Benefits:

  • 3 UWYV Spring Showcase admission tickets
  • Advertisement slide in continuously cycling presentation (you provide graphic)
  • Listing in printed event program
  • Space on collective vendor table for marketing materials
  • Social media thank you mention

Community Collaborator ……………………………. $100

Benefits:

  • 2 UWYV Spring Showcase admission tickets
  • Listing in marketing collateral slide in continuously cycling presentation and on website
  • Social media thank you mention

To become a UWYV Spring Showcase Sponsor, click the link here: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/usss/. (Click donation button). If you are looking for more information or something tailored specifically to your needs, please contact our Director, Lauren Mountain, at (978) 630-9201 or lmountain@mwcc.mass.edu 

 

Thank you to all those Venturers, families, sponsors, and community members who helped to make the 2017 Spring Showcase a great success!

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Special Thank You To All of the 2017 Spring Showcase Sponsors

Venturer Champions

Community Leaders

Venture Benefactors

Community Collaborators