Hello there, Jason La Canfora here, hope you all are well! Wanted to pass something along that might make sense for your businesses.. I mentor two youngsters through a program called Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Baltimore (I am also on the board for the charity), and we have a big event upcoming with various sponsorship opportunities. ‘
Basically, we identify highly motivated kids from high-risk situations and give them an opportunity to live in a controlled group setting during the school year – we get them scholarships with various private schools (Calvert Hall, Gilman, St. Paul’s, Curley, Loyola, NDP, etc) and provide meals, transportation to schools and after-school activities through the program.
The scholars must stay out of trouble, maintain their grades, get jobs and participate in regular community service. One of the kids I worked with got a full ride to LaSalle and one is on a full ride to Dickinson and I am just now starting to work with another kid in the program. We expose the kids to corporations and sporting events and cultural events they would never otherwise see and work very closely with them through the college decision and post-college life.
It’s been fairly life-changing and my family has come to care for these kids as part of the family. One of our biggest fundraisers is upcoming – the 17th year of our golf tournament at Sparrows Point Country Club – and I have attached details of our sponsorship opportunities should it be something you guys might be interested in.
Unfortunately, I will be out of town covering the NFL draft on April 27, when the event is held, but the podcast is going to sponsor some things with the event and I will definitely be there in spirit (given my golf swing limitations it’s best I stay off the course, anyway). Thanks so much for your time and support and look forward to seeing you down the line. If you have any questions about any of this – or are interested in become involved with BHGH yourself – please let me know.