When creativity is at center of classroom learning, we build a generation of problem-solvers and future leaders. Creative programs such as WITS are transformative. In a recent IBM poll, 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the best predictor of future success. WITS has the vision, reputation, and leadership to leverage your support and make a meaningful difference for children in our community. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org | 713.523.3877 to discuss specific investment and co-branding opportunities.
PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- Adopt Meta-Four Houston team
- Sponsor a low-income school
- Sponsor an after-school community program
- Provide summer scholarships for underserved students
EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Space City Slam Series – February-April
The Space City Slam Series includes free, public poetry slams for youth ages 13-19. The series consists of preliminary slams and the final Space City Grand Slam. The winners from each of the preliminary slams will come together at the Space City Grand Slam on the main stage at Discovery Green to compete for a spot on the Meta-Four Houston team.
WITS Alliance @ AWP Conference – March
In conjunction with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference, the WITS Alliance gathers to showcase national programs and spotlight the work of students and teachers.
Poem-A-Day – April
In celebration of National Poetry Month, a Poem-A-Day is a month-long celebration of poetry by WITS students. Each weekday we will share a poem by one of our talented students on the blog and social media. Poems are also read on radio stations and featured in grocery stores and businesses around town.
Night WrITerS Series – Quarterly
Why should the kids have all the fun! Night WrITerS is a fun happy hour and interactive writing workshop for creative adults. Quarterly workshops take place at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop with support from Chef Monica Pope.
Party4Poetry – May
Party 4 Poetry takes place at the Esperson Gallery at GreenStreet with a VIP reception, celebrity hosts, and poetry performance by WITS students. Proceeds from this event support the Meta-Four Houston team.
Creative Writing Camp – June
In partnership with Rice University, WITS offers the acclaimed Creative Writing Camp at eight campuses for K-12 students. Creative Writing Camp pairs talented, professional authors with experienced classroom teachers for a high-quality summer program that feeds the imagination.
Brave New Voices – July
Each year the Meta-Four Houston team competes at the HBO-featured Brave New Voices international festival, representing the voices of Houston youth. In preparation for their departure, the team takes part in pre-event performances and videos.
Fall Writing Festival for Educators– October 2016
This annual conference is specifically for K-12 educators who want to improve their own writing skills, explore creative brainstorming methods, support their students’ writing, and experience the WITS method of teaching.
WITS Gala – November 2016
WITS will hold its 8th annual Celebration of Story gala and silent auction in November 2016 (date and location TBD). The WITS gala includes an inspiring evening, celebrating the stories of young students and introducing the Youth Poet Laureate for Houston.