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 in the second year of our 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 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 which will be provided by the program. The youth
program provides 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 provides motivational speakers in the industry of business, mentors, and
instructors who are well versed in their professional fields. The participants will also learn how to pitch their ideas to potential funders.  

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 allows us to keep our number of participants manageable and give each
participant the attention needed to succeed.  They will be coming from Metro Detroit and surrounding cities. 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 program is available to those who are truly serious about having a viable business and as a reward,
at the end of the course, the participants will receive a business start-up package to help jump start their businesses.

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 handout; 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. 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 countless 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 has become real life changing. There are a number of
ways that you can choose to get involved and if 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.  
  
 
SPONSOR PACKAGES


Platinum Package

$5000.00 level. For your sponsorship you will receive the following benefits.
•   You will have your own individual 6 X 2.5-foot banner with your company name and logo that will be proudly displayed in the STEP
UP Program classroom and the annual fundraiser WOW event.
•   An opportunity to speak to our STEP UP participants
•   Eight full size ads on our on-line magazine, Discovering You Magazine, with an active link to your company’s website and an
opportunity to change ads and promote specials.
•   Company logo will be featured prominently on our website with recognition for being a sponsor of the STEP UP Program.
•   A vendor’s table at the annual fundraiser WOW event.
•   Two complimentary tickets to our annual fundraiser WOW Event.


Gold Package

$3000.00 level. For your sponsorship, you will receive the following benefits.
•   You will have your own individual 6 X 2.5-foot banner with your company name and logo that will be proudly displayed in the STEP
UP Program classroom and the annual fundraiser WOW event.
•   An opportunity to speak to our STEP UP participants
•   Six full size ads on our on-line magazine, Discovering You Magazine, with an active link to your company’s website and an
opportunity to change ads and promote specials.
•   Company logo will be featured prominently on our website with recognition for being a sponsor of the STEP UP Program.
•   A vendor’s table at the annual fundraiser WOW event.
•   Two complimentary tickets to the annual fundraiser WOW Event.


Silver Sponsor Package

$1000.00 Level.  For your sponsorship, you will receive the following benefits.
•   Your company logo will be proudly displayed with other companies on an 8 X 2.5-foot banner in our STEP UP classroom and at our
annual fundraiser WOW event.
•   Four full size ads in our on-line magazine, Discovering You Magazine, with a link to your company’s website.
•   Two complimentary tickets to the annual fundraiser WOW Event.


Small Business Donation

$500.00 Level.  For your donation you will receive the following benefits.
•   Your company logo will be proudly displayed with other companies on an 8 X 2.5-foot banner in our STEP UP classroom and at our
annual fundraiser WOW event.
•   One full size ad in our on-line magazine, Discovering You Magazine, with an active link to your company website.


How your sponsorship will benefit our participants.
•   Your contribution will help the needs of the program.
•    Will help participants receive legal documents to start and run their businesses.
•    Will provide materials to supply business starter package, ex., computer backpack, office supplies, etc.
•    Will supply learning materials and supplies for participants throughout the program.
•    One complimentary ticket to the annual fundraiser WOW Event.

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In-Kind Donations of the same value as one of our sponsor packages, will be honored.

* Sponsor a Participant for $250.00

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All donations are tax deductible. Federal Tax ID #38-3549458.  Please make checks payable to:  Your Own Uniqueness, Inc.
Address: 16064 Holz Drive #83, Southgate, Michigan  48195

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.



Harp of God
Ministries
Southgate, Michigan on Dix Toledo Road
Introducing our 2019 STEP UP Program Sponsors.