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Empower the leaders of Tomorrow

HandsOn TomorrowTM is a comprehensive summer leadership and volunteering program for Bay Area high school students. The goal of the program is to encourage participants to be the change they wish to see in the world, and to organize together to become community leaders in the Bay Area and beyond. Cohorts are divided by region and complete projects with several Bay Area nonprofits over the course of a two week period. At the end of the program, participants will design, develop, and manage a capstone service project of their own. Through HandsOn Tomorrow, participants gain a greater understanding of pressing community needs, use critical thinking to brainstorm solutions, act on specific plans, and reflect on the successes and challenges of implementation.

The opportunity gap

The Bay Area has undergone tremendous changes over the last decade, and faces numerous challenges that are unique to California. The California Department of Education’s College/Career Indicator found that white and Asian American students are more likely than African American and Latino students to be prepared for college. Additionally, socioeconomically disadvantaged students are half as likely to be prepared as their more prosperous peers.

We believe that HandsOn Tomorrow provides its participants with the resources to gain a deeper understanding of these challenges, channel their energy into action that spurs positive change, and helps bridge the opportunity gap facing many young members of the Bay Area community. 

How you can help

Currently, we are seeking sponsorships that will assist in covering program enrollment fees for Bay Area students who would otherwise be unable to participate in the program. Sponsorships will help us ensure that all students have access to HandsOn Tomorrow, regardless of economic background. 

In 2023, HandsOn Tomorrow had three cohorts (San Francisco, Palo Alto, Oakland) and engaged 28 high school students from across the Bay Area. In sum, they completed 30 projects for 1700+ hours of service with 14 different community partners throughout the Bay. In 2024, we are expanding the program to four cohorts: Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, and will continue to offer scholarships to 25% of participants.

Sponsorship Levels

College Bound ($10,000)  

  • Personal thank you letter from HandsOn Tomorrow participants.  

  • Speaking opportunity during HandsOn Tomorrow capstone project.  

  • Invitation for 10 volunteers to join our students and participate in predetermined volunteer activities at a HandsOn Tomorrow capstone project. 

  • Table with company promotional materials/giveaway items at HandsOn Tomorrow capstone project. 

  • Logo listed on promotional items distributed to youth participants (ex: drawstring bags, t-shirts, journals, etc) 

  • Logo listed on wrap-up video for each cohort. 

  • Logo listed on HandsOn Bay Area website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials. 

  • 20 mentions on HandsOn Bay Area social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). 

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area's Annual Report. 

Senior ($7,500) 

  • Table with company promotional materials/giveaway items at HandsOn Tomorrow capstone project.  

  • Logo listed on promotional items distributed to youth participants (ex: drawstring bags, t-shirts, journals, etc) 

  • Logo listed on wrap-up video for each cohort. 

  • Logo listed on HandsOn Bay Area website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials. 

  • 15 mentions on HandsOn Bay Area social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). 

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area's Annual Report. 

Junior ($5,000)

  • Logo listed on wrap-up video for each cohort. 

  • Logo listed on HandsOn Bay Area website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials. 

  • 10 mentions on HandsOn Bay Area social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). 

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area's Annual Report. 

Sophomore ($2,500)  

  • Logo listed on HandsOn Bay Area website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials. 

  • 5 mentions on HandsOn Bay Area social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). 

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area's Annual Report. 

Interested in sponsoring HandsOn Tomorrow?

For any sponsorship-related questions, please contact Lou Reda at lou@handsonbayarea.org.

HandsOn Tomorrow is made possible by generous contributions from LifeScan Inc.

                                 

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