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$50,000 – Build an Experience Week
We will build a week-long experience for 15 teachers to learn deeply about your company or industry. Your employees volunteer one hour to speak with teachers or take them on a facility tour—a light-touch employee engagement activity! Teachers leave with a lesson showcasing your company, priority careers and key industry skills to their ~2,250 students. We ensure these lessons reach students–and that the curriculum is available, open-access, to our network of 500 schools in 140 districts.
$25,000 – Support a Teacher Summer Experience
Hire a teacher to work with you for 8-weeks to ensure your organization’s breakthroughs reach the students of today–and your workforce of tomorrow. We can rapidly define a project together and we use our extensive network to identify qualified candidates–we have successfully placed more than 4,000 teachers at 200+ host organizations. Increase your team’s output and morale with a skilled, professional employee who brings valuable new perspectives. Create leadership opportunities for your staff to manage educational professionals – and watch them magnify your expertise to affect their students’ futures.
$10,000 – Sponsor a Curriculum Coach
Sponsor one of our curriculum coaches to support 8-15 teachers, who will reach an estimated 4,500 students over the next two years. These practicing teachers and alumni of our programs have deep expertise in curriculum development, and ensure teachers’ industry experiences reach classrooms with best practice pedagogy. Open the way for students to see themselves working and thriving in your industry.
$3,000-$8,000 – Support an Experience Week
Our Experience Weeks take teachers on a deep dive into a specific industry, rich with tours, career journeys,, and lesson development time to inspire their students. Have your company featured in an existing Experience Week, or sponsor teachers from your priority schools or districts to join one of our week-long programs. Contact us to consider where your brand might fit best.
$1,000 – Fund for Innovation
Sponsor a teacher’s competitive grant to fund a creative enhancement to their instruction. Our Fund for Innovation grant for Ignited Alumni offers support for new and exciting classroom ideas that break the mold and significantly improve teacher instruction and student achievement. For example, teachers have used funds to purchase high-tech equipment for their classroom data collection, or to secure transportation for a student field trip.
$500 – Reserve an Orientation Space
Provide Ignited with a space for our summer teachers to gather, meet each other, and kick off an exciting summer full of transformational learning! Help us create the venue in which teachers can be inspired by your company’s leading edge advances in science or technology.
$100 – Student Impact Reports
Help us incentivize our teachers to report on how their summer experiences impacted their classrooms – we pay teachers a small stipend for their time spent on this effort. We know these are the stories you want to hear most – like the energetic high school girl who was inspired to become an architect, or the sixth grade boy who thought he “wasn’t good at math” and is now getting top scores.
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