Sponsorship Opportunities

The Woods Project is changing the lives of high-potential, underserved Houston high school students by helping them develop the tools they’ll need to improve their own lives for the better. Through outdoor education and wilderness immersion experiences, students are developing the critical life and leadership skills needed to find success in school, in the workplace, and in life!

The Woods Project seeks to create meaningful connections between the Houston business community and our alumni: the leaders of tomorrow’s workforce. Throughout the year, The Woods Project offers corporate sponsorship opportunities tailored for employee engagement, to promote brand awareness, to showcase corporate commitment to community stewardship, and to provide access to the future workforce. Custom sponsorship opportunities are available upon request.

Why Get Involved?

The Woods Project understands how important experiential learning and exposure is to developing a qualified, well-rounded workforce of tomorrow. The Woods Project is prepared to work with all facets of your corporate outreach program: volunteerism, corporate giving and cause marketing.

A community volunteer event tailored for you by The Woods project allows you to connect with our students, their families, and our volunteers, all while gaining visibility in various communities around Houston. There are many advantages to becoming a sponsor of The Woods Project:

  • Increased brand awareness and visibility in the Houston community
  • Team building experiences for employees and clients
  • Network with like-minded businesses
  • Public relations and cause-marketing opportunities
  • Acknowledgement in annual reports, on website, and in newsletter communications
  • Making a difference in the lives of Houston youth

There are many ways that your company can get involved. We’ve listed a few ideas below, but we’re always open to new and innovative partnerships. E-mail Jessi Manley, Development Director, at to start planning today.

= Opportunities for Involvement =

Fundraiser Luncheons
Our annual luncheon is a chance for The Woods Project to connect with the Houston community and share our story and the stories of our student about overcoming adversity and challenges to reach success.

Walk For The Woods Project
Our annual 5K Walk For The Woods Project is our largest fundraiser of the year. The Walk highlights the beautiful Buffalo Bayou and the culture of Houston’s historic East End neighborhood, where many of our students live and play. It’s a great opportunity to connect our sponsors, our students, and our volunteers while connecting to our mission goals of being outdoors and developing strong character skills.

Volunteer Projects
Events like our “Community Work Day at the Memorial Park presented by ENGIE” present a chance for Houston businesses to meet our students & hear their first-hand stories of experiences with The Woods Project, while giving back to the community.

Sponsor a Trip
Our wilderness immersion trips teach students social and emotional skills through interactive activities such as backpacking, canoeing and kayaking programs in the locally and nationally recognized wilderness locations.

“I have motivation and a drive that I did not have before. I really would like to thank everyone who makes it possible. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had because there were so many moments in which I could give up but had to pull myself and other group members up.”
-Adrian G, Summer Alum

To discuss sponsorship opportunities contact Jessi Manley, Development Director:
816-507-3661 or email

Thank YOU!