Student Entry Document :
New Tech Students:
The Belleville DDA wants to support your efforts in making downtown Belleville a better place!
On Thursday, March 13th, the Belleville DDA is hosting its first ever Soup Project. Community members will pay to attend a simple soup dinner in the BHS Commons, and while there, they will listen to presentations that YOU put together on a venture, project, or event you would like to make happen in our community. The winning proposal will receive at least $500 to turn their idea into reality.
What kind of proposals are they looking for? Anything that you feel would benefit the community or encourage people to come downtown. They want to see what your young, creative minds can come up with!
How do I participate? Grab a group of your New Tech friends (or work independently) and start brainstorming—What do you want to do? Why? When? Where? For whom? How will it benefit young people or the community as a whole? Once you have your awesome idea, create a digital presentation that you can share at the dinner (and start practicing your oral communication skills).
What if I have questions about my proposal? As always, your facilitators are here to help. We want you to look like rockstars in front of the community. In addition, members of the DDA will be at the high school from 3:00-6:00PM on Thursday, February 20th to answer any questions you may have. They are happy to look at proposals, hear your ideas, and give feedback so that you have the best proposal possible.
When is the proposal due? The Soup dinner is March 13th, but proposals will be due the week before. New Tech facilitators and DDA members will narrow the proposals down to 4, and those groups will present at the dinner.
Who decides on the winning proposal? Everyone present at the dinner will vote on the proposals, and the winning group will be announced that night. Everyone is welcome to attend the dinner. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors—the more people present, the bigger the cash award will be.
SOUP Invite Flyer
Help Us Choose:
What’s Next for Belleville Downtown on the Lake
Tickets: $15 or Two for $25
Tickets are available at City Hall and Chamber of Commerce
Please RSVP to the DDA at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 734-646-0504
Belleville Soup Project is a collaborative effort by the Belleville Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Belleville New Tech, and City of Belleville