Dr. Tunishai Ford
Discovering ... Your Own
Uniqueness!
Your Own Uniqueness, Inc.
presents
The  STEP UP Program

CORPORATE/SMALL BUSINESSES
SPONSOR PACKAGES
Your Own Uniqueness, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization (Federal Tax ID #38-3549458) whose mission is to help women and
youth reach their full potential by overcoming the barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals and fulfilling their purpose.  This
summer we will be honored to introduce our pilot entrepreneur training and mentorship youth project, the
STEP UP program that is an
age appropriate, comprehensive, innovative, and interactive training and mentorship entrepreneurship program for youth.  Through the
STEP UP program, we will empower young people to build their self-confidence and skills to experience meaningful and successful
careers by starting their own businesses.   This program will motivate young people to explore their aspirations and take control of their
pathway choices. Our program focuses on developing entrepreneur skills that will improve a young person’s ability to identify their
skills, passions and attributes that will assist them in the future.

The
STEP UP program is a ten week entrepreneur training and mentorship course that will meet once a week for a five hour duration,
four hours devoted to actual classroom time, and one hour for a break and lunch. The youth program will provide a comprehensive
knowledge of starting a business by obtaining skills in various areas such as business etiquette, dressing for success, writing a
feasible business plan, marketing strategies and other relevant topics to achieve success with starting, running and sustaining their
businesses. The program will provide motivational speakers in the industry of business, mentors, instructors who are well versed in
their professional field, a field trip, and teach them how to pitch their ideas to potential funders.  The participants will also receive a
business start-up package to help jump start their businesses.

Our program is unique because the participants are disadvantaged youth who have a passion to start their own businesses, and we
are targeting participants in a certain geographical region; this will allow us to keep our number of participants manageable and give
each participant the attention needed to succeed.  They will be coming from the Detroit Tri-city area, Downriver, and Inkster. They will
learn how to obtain their DBA papers, EIN#, articles of organization, or incorporation and they will actually write a business plan that
will assist them in obtaining potential funding. This will be available to those who are truly serious about having a viable business.  

We are honored to give you, our local leaders, businesses, and organizations the opportunity to participate in changing the lives of so
many worthy youths who just need the knowledge, skills and encouragement to be successful contributors in our society. We are
looking for instructors, speakers (mentors), donations, financial sponsors and in-kind sponsors.  We are not asking for a hand out, we
are asking for a
step up so that we can inspire and help our young participants to reach their goals of becoming future business
leaders in our communities. All of you remember your beginning and all the hard work it entailed. You may have been like me and had
no one to really help you realize your dream of becoming who you are right now. Let this be your passion. Help us help these young
people by getting involved.

Why sponsor the STEP UP program?

When you sponsor the STEP UP program, we will ensure that this relationship and collaboration will compliment your existing brand
values, enhance your image, and provide a platform to increase the positive community perception and credibility of your business.
Furthermore, you will demonstrate to our youth that you care about their futures and achievements.

Sponsorship: What are other benefits?

Your Own Uniqueness, Inc. has been in existence for 17 years and we have committed our services and programs to enhance the
lives of many families by assisting them to achieve their goals and experience stability, wholeness, and fulfillment in every area of their
lives.  The
STEP UP program is another avenue in which we are using to help catapult dreams in our society focusing on our youth.

With the support of our corporate sponsors, the opportunity for our participants can become real life changing. There are a number of
ways that you can choose to get involved. However, you choose to help, you will send a message to the community about your
commitment to supporting our youth in pursuing their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.

There are a variety of sponsorship levels so no matter what size your business or company, you can be assured that there is a level
suited to your desired level of commitment.    
Platinum Package

$10,000.00 level. Major sponsor for one year. As a major sponsor for one year you will receive the following comprehensive package
benefits.  
• The opportunity to share your success story with STEP UP participants or come in as an expert in a particular area of your industry.
• Be featured on the cover of our online magazine, Discovering You Magazine, with featured article and full-size ad with link to your
company website. Company may also elect to feature a particular individual to be recognized in behave of your company.
• Twelve full size ads with links to company’s website in magazine with a year’s subscription.
• Company logo will be featured prominently on our website with recognition for being a sponsor for twelve months (organization gets
well over 2,000 clicks per day).
• Recognition as a sponsor of the STEP UP program on different media platforms, such as local newspapers and digital media
broadcast.
• A link from our website to yours that will provide easy access to your products or services.
• Company logo as one of our sponsors on all promotional materials, such as Tee shirts, brochures, etc. for the STEP UP program.
• Booth provided with company banner at our annual WOW Event (Fundraiser).
• Six complimentary tickets to our annual WOW Event (Fundraiser).

How your sponsorship will benefit our participants.

• Your contribution will help continue the program throughout the year—Three terms, winter term off.
• Will help participants pay fees for legal documents needed to start and run their businesses.
• Will help pay for materials to supply business starter packages, ex., computer backpack, office supplies, etc.
• Will help provide learning materials and supplies for participants throughout the year.



Gold Package

$7,500.00 level. Major sponsor for one year. As a major sponsor for one year you will receive the following comprehensive package
benefits.
• The opportunity to share your success story with STEP UP program participants or come in as an expert in a particular area of your
industry.
• Be featured on the cover of our online magazine, Discovering You Magazine, with featured article and full-size ad with link to your
company website. Company may also elect to feature a particular individual who they want to recognize within their company.
• Six full size ads with link to company’s website in magazine and a year’s subscription.
• Company logo will be featured prominently on our website with recognition for being a sponsor for twelve months (organization gets
well over 2,000 clicks per day).
• Recognition as a sponsor of the STEP UP program on different media platforms, such as local newspapers and digital media
broadcast.
• Company logo as one of our sponsors on all promotional materials, such as Tee shirts, brochures, etc. for the STEP UP program.
• Booth provided with company banner at our annual WOW Event (Fundraiser).
• Four complimentary tickets to our annual WOW Event (Fundraiser)

How your sponsorship will benefit our participants.

• Your contribution will help continue the program throughout the year—Three terms winter term off.
• Will help participants pay fees for legal documents needed to start and run their businesses.
• Will help pay for materials to supply business starter packages, ex., computer backpack, office supplies, etc.
• Will help provide learning materials and supplies for participants throughout the year. 



Silver Sponsor Package

$5,000.00 level. Major sponsor for one year. As a major sponsor for one year you will receive the following comprehensive package
benefits.
• Four full size ads with link to your company’s website in magazine and a year’s subscription.
• Company logo will be featured prominently on our website with recognition for being a sponsor for twelve months (organization gets
well over 2,000 clicks per day).
• Company logo as one of our sponsors on all promotional materials, such as Tee shirts, brochures, etc. for the STEP UP program.
• Booth provided with company banner at our annual WOW Event (Fundraiser).
• Two complimentary tickets to our annual WOW Event (Fundraiser).

How your sponsorship will benefit our participants.

• Your contribution will help continue the program throughout the year—Three terms winter term off.
• Will help participants pay fees for legal documents needed to start and run their businesses.
• Will help pay for materials to supply business starter packages, ex., computer backpack, office supplies, etc.
• Will help provide learning materials and supplies for participants throughout the year.



Bronze Sponsor Package

$2,500.00 level. Major sponsor for one year. As a major sponsor for one year you will receive the following comprehensive package
benefits.
• Two full size ads with link to company’s website in magazine and a year’s subscription.
• Company logo will be featured prominently on our website with recognition for being a sponsor for twelve months (organization gets
well over 2,000 clicks per day).
• Company logo as one of our sponsors on all promotional materials, such as Tee shirts, brochures, etc. for the STEP UP program.
• One complimentary tickets to our annual WOW Event (Fundraiser).

How your sponsorship will benefit our participants.

• Your contribution will help continue the program throughout the year—Three terms winter term off.
• Will help participants pay fees for legal documents needed to start and run their businesses.
• Will help pay for materials to supply business starter packages, ex., computer backpack, office supplies, etc.
• Will help provide learning materials and supplies for participants throughout the year.



Small Business Donation

$750.00 Small business donation.  Your donation will be used to help meet the needs of the program. We thank you for your monetary
support. For your donation you will receive the following benefits.
• One full size ad in our on-line magazine, Discovering You Magazine, with a link to your company website.
• Discount for paid advertising.
• One-year subscription to magazine.
• Honorable mention on our special donation page.
• One complimentary ticket to the WOW Event


$500.00 Small business donation.  

Your donation will be used to help meet the needs of the program. We thank you for your monetary support. For your donation you will
receive the following benefits.
• One-year subscription to magazine.
• Honorable mention on our special donation page.
• Discount for paid advertising.
• One complimentary ticket to the WOW Event

Special Note*
Your Own Uniqueness, Inc. would like to thank you for your financial support for the STEP UP program. Your involvement will help
change the lives of so many youths who want the opportunity to live their dreams. Thank you.

All donations are tax deductible. Federal Tax ID #38-3549458.