The past few months have been extraordinarily busy here at The Generation Project. Between competing as finalists in the month-long Teach For America/Match Rugby grant competition, finishing the next stage in our website, and continuing to implement gifts through our pilot programs in Detroit and New York City, we haven't had much time to update you fine readers on some other exciting developments. The rundown, below:
Interactive Website Coming Soon!
In conjunction with 365 Interactive Design, our amazing web developers, we plan to unveil the interactive portion of our site next week. The new site will feature a web platform where donors can post gifts and educators and students can easily apply for available opportunities right from their computers. New features will be added throughout the spring, so check back often!
The Generation Project Shirts=The New Hotness
Purchase a shirt to support/represent The Generation Project! With any donation of $12 or more, we’ll ship you a signature T-shirt in one of three colors: Brown, Grey, or Blue.
*Please Note: If you would like more than one T-shirt, simply donate in $12 increments (or more if you wish). We’ll email you for size, color, and volume specifications after your donation has been confirmed through our PayPal account or after we receive your check in the mail.
Pilot Program Donor Featured On MTV:
Pop star Marie’ Digby, a special friend of The Generation Project, had a song featured on MTV's The Hills last night. Congratulations Marie'!! Not only is Marie' one of the donors in our pilot program, but she also teamed up with the T-shirt company, Fear to Faith and created a shirt that also benefits The Generation Project. You can purchase one here.
The moral of the story: donate through The Generation Project, and you too will receive fame and fortune (or at least, the great feeling of knowing you're helping kids).
Recent Campus Activity:
●The Generation Project student group at the University of Michigan threw its first event at Rick’s American Café in Ann Arbor, MI this month to raise money and spread awareness about The Generation Project's mission. Prior to the event, members of the student group interviewed numerous University of Michigan students about their passions and had them design gifts they wanted to share with high-need students. Event attendees voted on the gift they would most like to see implemented. The winning gift was designed by a musically-inclined Michigan senior, who proposed purchasing sheet music for an underresourced school. Proceeds from the Rick's event are now being used to fulfill his vision.
●The Business Law Association at the University of Michigan Law School held an event last month to raise money for a gift to students in Detroit. After careful consideration, BLA members decided that proper interview attire is the first ingredient in ensuring high school students have a chance at obtaining afterschool and summer employment. With this in mind, they donated all proceeds from their event to purchase interview outfits for Detroit high school students.
More exciting developments on the horizon, so check back soon!