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Empower the leaders of Tomorrow

HandsOn Tomorrow 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. Last year, the California Department of Education’s College/Career Indicator found that white and Asian American students are 20-30% 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 2017, HandsOn Tomorrow had three cohorts (San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Walnut Creek) and engaged 56 high school students from across the Bay Area. 16 of these students received full scholarships. In 2018, we are expanding the program to five cohorts: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, and Santa Clara, with the goal of offering scholarships to at least 25% of participants. 

Sponsorship Levels

Senior ($5,000) - Helps us provide support for 10 students

  • Personal thank you letter from HandsOn Tomorrow participants.  

  • Speaking opportunity during HandsOn Tomorrow capstone project.  

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

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

  • Name and logo on back of drawstring bags and banner signage.

  • Prominent logo on website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials.

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

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area’s Annual Report.

Junior ($2,500) - Helps us provide support for 5 students

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

  • Invitation for 5 volunteers to participate in predetermined volunteer activities at a HandsOn Tomorrow capstone project.

  • Name and logo on back of drawstring bags and banner signage.

  • Prominent logo on website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials.  

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

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area’s Annual Report.

Sophomore ($1,000) - Helps us provide support for 2 students

  • Invitation for 3 volunteers to participate in predetermined volunteer activities at a HandsOn Tomorrow capstone project.

  • Name and logo listed on back of drawstring bags and banner signage.  

  • Prominent logo on website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials.

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

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area’s Annual Report.

Freshman ($500) - Helps us provide support for 1 student

  • Name listed on back of drawstring bags.

  • Name listed on website and all HandsOn Tomorrow marketing materials.

  • 1 mention on HandsOn Bay Area social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).

  • Recognition in HandsOn Bay Area’s Annual Report.

Interested in sponsoring HandsOn Tomorrow? 

Download our sponsorship form! Completed forms must be submitted to development@hoba.org by June 20th, 2018. 

For any sponsorship-related questions, please contact Tess Fabeck at tess@hoba.org