Dear Prospective Partners:
On behalf of Youth from across the First State, we thank you for your interest in supporting the 2023 Delaware Youth Environmental Summit. Sponsors are essential partners in ensuring that the Summit is free and accessible to any interested Delaware high school student and their teacher/advisors. Last year, more than 360 Delaware high school students and advisors representing more than twenty public and private high schools from across Delaware participated in the Summit which featured keynote speakers, panel workshops, educational exhibits, and informal learning opportunities. Each year a student leadership team is responsible for all aspects of organizing the Summit.
We are thrilled to announce that plans are well underway for the 2023 YES! Summit scheduled for Thursday, March 2. A hybrid model now allows us to have an in-person learning environment while bringing in speakers from across the globe.
The Summit aims to be educational and inspirational, fostering and encouraging Delaware’s youth to take leadership roles on environmental issues, in Delaware, the United States, and globally - wherever their lives might take them. Time is spent developing school action plans for students to bring about a growing network of certified green schools across the state, to save energy, reduce waste, and improve our health. We want to encourage their leadership as advocates on a wide range of environmental issues, from climate change, social justice, tackling plastic pollution and fostering a culture of zero waste.
The 2023 Summit will again feature keynote speakers and panel discussions, advocacy training, and lots of dialog!
** NEW THIS YEAR! College & Career Track – exhibitors, workshop speakers, and a job/internship board to promote opportunities for green jobs and college majors in the environmental arena.
Key organizers include representatives from Plastic Free Delaware, Zero Waste First State, Odyssey Charter School, Green Building United, the Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware Interfaith Power & Light, Newark Charter School, and student leaders representing high schools from across the state.
We invite your participation in the 2023 Youth Summit through becoming a partnering sponsor. Sponsors will be recognized with logo placement on advance materials, in media promotions, social media and web site placements, and event swag being provided to attendees (reusable bags, event t-shirts). Sponsorships ensure the event continues to be free to all interested students, covering all costs associated with the event, including the facility rental, food & beverages, honorariums and speaker fees, software and technological needs, web site costs and event management, and swag for the students including reusable bags, water bottles, and participant t-shirts.
For more information, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your support of the fourth annual statewide Youth Environmental Summit! We look forward to seeing you in March 2023!
Your support will enable us to reach more students from across Delaware and put together an amazing Summit for students, teachers, and many others. After all, aren't we all stakeholders in the Earth's future?
YES! Sponsors will have their logo on all print materials as well as social media, web site and electronic communications regarding YES! Sponsors are welcome to exhibit at the event and attend to hear or speakers and panelists.
Sponsorships ensure that YES! is free for students from across the state, from home schoolers to independent schools to public schools.
Yes! count us in as a Sponsor of the 2023 YES! Summit
to be held Thursday, March 2, 2023
at the following level:
❑ GLOBAL SPONSOR $10,000
❑ CONTINENTAL SPONSOR $5,000
❑ OCEAN SPONSOR $2,500
❑ WATERSHED SPONSOR $1,000
❑ STATEWIDE SPONSOR $500
❑ TRIBUTARY SPONSOR $100 (base level for exhibitors includes all food/beverages)
Print form and return with check to:
Plastic Free Delaware (EIN #85-2916447)
Memo: 2023 Delaware Environmental Youth Summit
Our very sincerest thanks to our 2022 Sponsors without whom the Summit would not have been possible and FREE for all Delaware high school students and educators.