OPERATION: SEED INC.
501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Nonprofit Organization
"Not every high school senior dreams of going to college;
but, every high school senior dreams.
is a dream of many and OPERATION: SEED INC.
exists to help that dream become a reality."
OPERATION: SEED, INC. exists to provide encouragement and bridging support to new high school graduates in Guilford County (NC) who desire to pursue an entrepreneurial passion as an alternative to a higher-education pathway as their post-graduation plan.
WHAT WE DO
Making A Difference
#1: THE CHALLENGE
Not every high school senior dreams of going to college; but every high school senior dreams. OPERATION: SEED INC. recognizes that students who are fulfilling their dreams by entering college after high school graduation receive a level of financial, material, and moral support that is often nonexistent for students who are dreaming differently...who are dreaming of entrepreneurial, and not collegiate, pursuits.
May 1st, has been designated as National College Decision Day and includes celebrations, congratulations, and public declarations...all which are well-deserved by the students who have chosen higher education as their next step.
But, for the 38% of non-college bound high-school graduates (approximately 2,000 out of 5,400 students in Guilford County Schools' Class of 2022), the fanfare is a little more subdued and the spotlight is not quite as bright.
Our community needs a course of action for bringing these graduates out of the shadows...a way to celebrate their next season on purpose, out loud and with a lasting impact.
#2: WE NEED A STRATEGY
OPERATION: SEED INC. serves as a platform for supporting emerging entrepreneurial dreamers in a manner that matters.
Our goal is to secure initial funding that will set in motion a collaborative effort between our organization and the community by which we can sow into the lives of our annually selected high school graduates in Guilford County, through encouragement and material support, so that they can prepare for and successfully launch the business ideas that have been germinating in their dreams.
Assisting with their initial efforts of pursuing economic mobility will not only benefit these young entrepreneurs individually but it will also allow them, in turn, to partner with their communities, peers, and the generation following to plant, grow, nurture, and strengthen entrepreneurship, business acumen, employment opportunities, self-sufficiency, and creative expression in a free-market economy.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CULTIVATE THEIR PASSION FOR BUSINESS AND BRING THEIR DREAMS TO REALITY.
#3: OUR STRATEGY
Selected Graduates Will Receive Support In The Form Of:
Starter tools/equipment/gear essential to their vocation (e.g.: artist, author, baker, barber, chef, e-commerce merchandiser, event planner, lawncare technician, mechanic, personal assistant, product creator, photographer, website developer, etc.).
Fee voucher for an in-person or virtual one-day or short-term workshop offered by a community college, university, local/national organization, or professional association in their area of interest.
A book or audio CD, along with a list of resources, pertinent to their development as an entrepreneur.
A six-session mentorship, over the course of six months, with a volunteer community member who shares the same or similar passion as the graduate.
A Certificate of Achievement highlighting their graduation accomplishment and post-graduation endeavors in their journey to entrepreneurship.
A collaborative session with a professional graphic designer and local business owner to create a business logo for website, social media, print, and marketing platforms.
#4: HOW YOU CAN HELP
Serve As A Mentor
Share Your Encouragement and
Expertise 1x/Month for Six Months
Spread The Word
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We Look Forward To Connecting With You!
B. A. Potts
"Today's seed is tomorrow's harvest."