Educational Grants

  • Look into Arts in Education grants in your state. For instance, New York State has an Arts in Education CoSer through BOCES with state aid supporting programs like Jared’s.
  • Apply for other grant monies from your state by contacting your State Department of Human Services and State Department of Education. They can direct you to the correct office — for example, an Anti-Bullying Division.
  • Check with your school administration for funding from the Associated Student Body fund. For teacher in-service programs, ask about Staff Development — Title VI funding.
  • Plan to integrate and highlight Jared into a major theme such as an Owleus Kickoff, cultural awareness week, health day, Red Ribbon Week, etc. Depending on your theme, federal grant money might be available. Check with your school district or federal government office to find out who is dispensing these funds in your state. Request an application form.

Cost Sharing & Fundraising

  • Share Jared with another school in your area on the same day and have a discount applied. Jared can speak at your school in the morning, a neighboring school in the afternoon. Jared speaks to more students, you save money. It’s a win for everyone. Jared is super easy to promote to other schools and decision makers. Just forward them a link to and share your plan.
  • Have student leaders contact local business organizations: Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Lions Club, Elks, Chamber of Commerce. Present your plan and request their sponsorship.
  • Create a win-win situation. Contact several of your larger local businesses, especially those related to services for teens and their families. Ask for the owner, CEO or Community Services Department. If they are willing to help sponsor the speaker, you can exchange the favor by announcing their support to your students and parents.
  • Contact your school’s PTO/PTA. Share your plans with them. They are more likely to contribute funds if your plan is well thought out.
  • Invite multiple clubs on campus to participate and help in a fund raising project. A cooperative effort helps students collaborate and learn about the realities of time and effort in acquiring funding in the real world.
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