It takes $2,500 to keep a Braid mentor team running for a year.

Team sponsorships from organizations and individuals help cover all the costs of running a team from start to finish, which include:

  • background checks for mentors ($50 each)
  • transportation costs for youth and mentors – we use a transportation service especially for youth that has background checks for drivers and the highest safety ratings, to keep our youth safe ($20-$50/week as needed)
  • special events and outings for teams, for youth’s birthdays and team anniversaries ($300)
  • helping fund monthly Braid events for all teams, such as field days, holiday parties, yoga, magic shows, and more ($250 each)
  • other special opportunities, like providing supplies for youth to attend summer camps and after-school programs (varies)

$2,500 fully sponsors a team for a year. Partial sponsorships are also greatly appreciated.

To sponsor a team, please visit our donations page and indicate team sponsorship in the comments section with your donation.