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If you have a limited budget, don’t be discouraged!   We are here to work with you and help you provide an incredible experience for your group. 


Here are some funding suggestions:


  1. Get Local businesses to sponsor the talk:   Local businesses and churches are willing to help out in the community. Check with car dealerships, insurance agencies, alcohol distributors (beer wholesalers & wine and spirits wholesalers), and local restaurants.

  2. School Fund Raisers:  Challenge one or several of your student organizations to a FUND RAISING contest. This is a great lesson for students to learn and experience.

  3. Get a special rate by sharing the day with another local institution!  Sharing Jared in the same day with another institution can significantly cut the speaking fee. This is simple, just share Jared’s link with other institutions in your area (middle schools, high schools, technical colleges, universities, churches, military bases, etc…).  If we are able to set up a presentation in the same time frame as your desired time frame, we will allow a cut in fees for both institutions. 

  4. PTA assistance: Prom, Graduation, Red Ribbon Week, and Alcohol Awareness Month are great times to ask for help from the PTA.

  5. Community Grants:  Jared's FIRE BACK presentation conveys many wonderful life lessons, including the tragic results of drug and alcohol abuse, so there are grants like  ’Safe and Drug Free Schools’ and ‘Safe and Healthy Schools’ available in most communities. If your school does not have access to the money, then somebody in your community does. Check with local non-profits, like Family Connections and Family Services.

  6. State Grants:  Many states have grant monies available for school presentations through their Local District Health Departments or through social services. Jared’s presentation helps improve the wellness of our young people by teaching them the importance of making the right choices in life, especially when it involves alcohol and drugs.

  7. Title I School Funding:  Are you a Title I school?   Title I grant has funding for a variety of programs, and may be able to cover Jared’s talks for your school.

  8. Prevention Program Funding:  Check with the Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and all SADD (Student Against Destructive Decisions) coordinators. Funding does exist for DUI/DWI prevention programs.

  9. Funding information from the STOP program:


We hope this list gives you some direction, resources, and ideas. Let us know what your situation is and we will do our best to work it out. We believe in this message, so take a leap of faith and get the ball rolling on booking your presentation today!  Please start by completing the Book Jared contact form.

We look forward to working with you!

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