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B.L.A.S.T. 2023 - 2024 Cohort

(Building Leadership Around Sustainable Transformation)

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Today’s students are not just sitting around waiting for adults to fix problems like climate change and biodiversity loss. They are getting informed, building skills, and taking action right now. BLAST is helping. The program, which pairs students with mentors to solve pressing environmental problems, culminates in a competition and ceremony at Dupage Children's Museum on April 11, 6:30-8:30.  Check back for updates on sutdent projects!

Our Participants:

This year, we have been incredibly fortunate to receive numerous applications from highly motivated students that care deeply about the environment and are demonstrating their passion through their innovative projects that aim to foster sustainable transformation. Over 60 students are expected to be a part of this event, and they come from a number of area schools, including Naperville Central, Waubonsie Valley, Oswego East, and more.

 

 

 

Additionally, these students come from a wide variety of cities including Naperville, Aurora, Oswego, and LaGrange.

 

 

 

 

 

Just as diverse as the backgrounds of our students are, the projects they have taken the initiative to start are also very unique and ambitious. For instance, we have projects pertaining to environmental education, sustainable technology, waste reduction, and more.

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more inspiration from our BLAST participants.

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Thank you BLAST Sponsors!

Oak Tree Sponsors

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Acorn Sponsors

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- Support our young environmental leaders -

Become a BLAST Sponsor or Donor

Support future environmental leaders and receive recognition for you or your business. 

 

Donations in any amount are welcome!

Sponsor levels and benefits:

Founding Sponsor - $5000: Table with promotional materials at the BLAST ceremony. Opportunity to speak at the beginning of the event. Mention in press release and a full page ad in the BLAST program book. Your logo posted on the Accelerate and NEST websites and social media.

Oak Forest - $2500: Table with promotional materials at the BLAST ceremony. Recognition of your business at the beginning of the event. Mention in press release and a full page ad in the BLAST program book. Your logo posted on the Accelerate and NEST websites and social media.

Oak Tree - $1000: Recognition of your business at the start of the BLAST ceremony. Half-page ad in the BLAST event program. Mention in press release. Your logo posted on the Accelerate and NEST websites and social media.

Sapling - $500: Quarter page ad in the BLAST event program. Your logo posted on the Accelerate and NEST websites and social media.

Acorn - $250: Your logo posted on the Accelerate and NEST websites and social media, and you will be listed in the BLAST event program.

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