“I have motivation and a drive that I did not have before. I really would like to thank everyone who makes it possible. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had because there were so many moments in which I could give up but had to pull myself and other group members up.”
– 11th Grader,
at Chinquapin Preparatory School
The Woods Project is one of the fastest growing and most impactful alternative education programs in the United States. In 2006, we took our first group of 11 students on a 2-week summer experience. In 2016, over 600 students participated in our year-long programming.
We offer great opportunities for you to connect with our students, their families, and our volunteers, all while gaining visibility in various communities around Houston. There are many advantages to becoming a sponsor of The Woods Project:
There are many ways that your company can get involved. We’ve listed a few ideas below, but we’re always open to new and innovative partnerships. E-mail Jessi Manley, Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Our annual fall luncheon, “Building Character, Changing Lives” is a chance for The Woods Project to connect with the Houston community and share our story and the stories of our student about overcoming adversity and challenges to reach success.
Walk For The Woods Project
Our annual 5K Walk For The Woods Project is our largest fundraiser of the year and draws over 1,000 attendees each year. The Walk highlights the unique history and culture of Houston’s East End neighborhood, where many of our students live and play. It’s a great opportunity to connect our sponsors, our students, and our volunteers while connecting to our mission goals of being outdoors and developing strong character skills. Click here to see a full list of sponsorship opportunities related to this year’s Walk.
Events like our “Community Work Day at the Houston Arboretum presented by Wells Fargo” present a chance for Houston businesses to meet our students & hear their first-hand stories of experiences with The Woods Project, while giving back to the community.
Sponsor a Weekend Trip
Our weekend trips teach students social and emotional skills through interactive activities such as backpacking, canoeing and kayaking programs in the national forests and park areas near Houston. These activities also give the students a preview of the challenges they will encounter during the summer session.