Sprout Up

Environmental Education for the Next Generation

Kids can do more than we think. They can solve problems creatively, they can think intelligently and they can explore the world with genuine curiosity. Through weekly classroom workshops we connect these talents with environmental lessons that help kids create a more sustainable world.

There's Always More to Learn!

It Starts With a Seed

During our first weekly class, each student is given a seed that they'll care for over the course of the program. As the kids learn about nature through math, music and more, their seeds slowly grow. Together, the students and their plants sprout up, connecting their everyday life with the environment.

A day in the Classroom

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The program teaches children during the earliest phase of their educational development

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    1st Grade

    Kids learn to appreciate and understand the natural world in the first year.

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    2nd Grade

    Kids are taught the skills to go home and care for nature in the second year.

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    Second Nature

    Take-home program of activities that expand upon the classroom.

  • Free To Students

    To overcome financial constraints, we’ve made our program completely free. By eliminating the cost barrier, we can bring environmental education to children from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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  • Youth-To-Youth

    Our classes are led by teams of highly trained college students, many of whom are studying education. Aside from providing hands-on experience in the classroom, our instructors are able to contribute to society.

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Contribute

Funds:One deserving child for one lessonDonate
Funds:One Nature Team for one lessonDonate
Funds:One deserving child’s complete 8-week programsDonate
Funds:One Nature Team for a complete 8-week programDonate
Funds:An entire class for one lessonDonate
Funds:An entire class for a complete 8-week programDonate
Funds:One deserving child for one lessonDonateMonthly Membership Details
Funds:One Nature Team for one lessonDonateMonthly Membership Details
Funds:One deserving child’s complete 8-week programDonateMonthly Membership Details
Funds:One Nature Team for a complete 8-week programDonateMonthly Membership Details
Funds:An entire class for one lessonDonateMonthly Membership Details
Funds:An entire class for a complete 8-week programDonateMonthly Membership Details

We make sure 100% of monthly membership donations are used to teach more kids. Monthly members receive a quarterly update on their sponsorship.

Funds:A college student-manager's salary for a monthDonateSeed Membership Details
Funds:Sprout Up’s office space for a month DonateSeed Membership Details
Funds:A college student-manager’s salary for a yearDonateSeed Membership Details
Funds:A brand new chapter (100 children for a complete 8-week program and 1-15 college student volunteers)DonateSeed Membership Details
Funds:An entire chapter for a year (750 children for a complete 8-week program and 16-75 college student volunteers)DonateSeed Membership Details
Funds:An entire chapter for a year (1500 children for a complete 8-week program and 76-200 college student volunteers)DonateSeed Membership Details

We make sure 100% of donations are used to teach more kids. To support our growth, we bring together a community of business people and philanthropists whose missions and passions align with ours. These Seed members pave the way for our team to grow our organization and do what many thought was impossible: scale the organization using our 100% model and bring our program to every state in the nation.

Seed members receive the annual Sprout Up journal, a quarterly update on their sponsorship, a Sprout Up t-shirt, and 2 tickets to the annual Investing in Our Youth Gala in Santa Barbara.

Supporters

    My students were inspired to go home and make a difference!

    Molly Block

    1st grade teacher

    The future will be brighter thanks to Sprout Up.

    Diane Roth

    1st grade teacher

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Foundations

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In-Kind Donations

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Other Ways of Giving

  • Corporate Sponsorships

    We partner with corporations for matching programs, public campaigns, employee engagement and other fundraising ideas tailored to the business’ market and brand.

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  • Youth Gala

    Every May, we celebrate our year’s work and fundraise with one simple mission in mind–teach more kids. Ticket sales and sponsorships for our biggest event of the year help fund our organizational growth.

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