Trust, Accountability, Commitment

The iDareU Standard 

iDareU Academy Inc. has a legendary reputation for excellence and developing student athletes. In order to maintain and build upon this reputation and to ensure iDareU Academy Inc. remains at the forefront of high school, collegiate, and professional athletics, iDareU Academy is embarking on a ten-year, $60 million initiative.


The iDareU Standard: A Capital Initiative for iDareU Academy will help build our facility and provide the environment necessary to recruit and train the best student-athletes and position our programs as nationally competitive in the future.

In addition to building an amazing facility, emphasis will be placed on the iDareU Scholarship Fund (the annual scholarship fund) and scholarship endowment. Securing scholarship support will be vital to the financial health of iDareU Academy Inc.


All projects are subject to the approval of the iDareU Academy Inc. Board of Trustees, presidential approval and fundraising success.

Direct Donation Programs

  • The iDareU Standard (Facility)
  • Position Specific Training Scholarship
  • Mentoring, Leadership and Life Skills
  • Academic Counseling and Core Curriculum
  • Educational Tours/ Camps
  • Community Service Initiative
  • Signing Day Celebration
  • 5th Quarter Initiative
  • Juvenile Prevention and Intervention
  • Financial Literacy
  • Another Approach
  • Parent Series

The iDareU Standard (Facility Project) 

Academic Center for scholar athletes where we can provide life skills classes, mentoring and counseling, guest lectures, SAT/ACT preparation, and core curriculum study groups


Grant Support – Ongoing support annually


Technology Lab and Media Center for online study programs, test taking, media projects, and life skill classes. Technology is a critical driver and the investments included in this campaign will help to make our academic and mentoring programs

Donation and Sponsorship Opportunity

Ongoing support annually


Estimated Cost for Building. 30 Million


Please contact us directly if you’re interested in this opportunity.

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Position Specific Training – 26 Weeks

Donation Opportunity

$1950.00 training program avg. per athlete

200 athletes - $390,000.00

Sponsorship Opportunity

$50,000.00 Training Gear Sponsor – Company logo will be located on all uniforms.

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Mentoring, Leadership and Life Skills

Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you!

The Venturing program aims to enable young adults to:

  • Experience a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure.
  • Acquire skills in the area of their crew’s specialty.
  • Become a skilled training and program resource for other youth groups.
  • Experience positive leadership from adult and youth leaders and be given opportunities to take on leadership roles.
  • Learn to make ethical choices throughout their lives by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment.

Donation Opportunity

$100.00 per athlete

100.00 athletes - $10,000.00

Sponsorship Opportunity

$10,000.00 Uniform Gear – Company Logo will be located on all uniforms.

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Academic Counseling and Core Curriculum (ACCC)

The ACCC program focusing on the academic side of being a student athlete. The NCAA and each University and College have certain qualifications that the student athlete has to obtain in order to receive a full scholarship. Our staff has created programs that we feel gives our athletes the information needed to obtain these requirements.

  • Scorecard – We use a “ScoreCard” which is a scoring system of the classes they need to take and the scoring grade they need to qualify for a scholarship. We look at the student athletes scorecard twice a year with the parents, and will correspond with the student athlete school counselor.
  • ACT/SAT Prep Classes – We have our own ACT/SAT Prep Classes, where we bring in certified ACT/SAT Prep Class instructors eight weeks before the scheduled test date to help prepare the student athletes for the ACT/SAT test. This class is opened to the public. We’ve negotiated a great price of $199.00 for the eight-week class. A book is included in this price.

Donation Opportunity

$199 per athlete

100 athletes - $19,900

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Educational Tours/Camps

College tours are a crucial part of the decision-making process in determining which college to attend. Although many of our student athletes are familiar with local colleges/universities, our college tour helps expand their geographic reach and give them choices that they may not have considered before. Tours also help strengthen our network of college coaches and educators who aren’t familiar with our program so that we can provide greater options for our kids.

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Donation Opportunity

  • Four Day Bus Tour (Transportation)
    • $400 per athlete (30 Passenger Mini Bus - $12,000)
    • 50 athletes - $20,000 (3 Buses - $60,000)
  • Camps
    • Avg. Camps Fees $100
    • 50 athletes - $5000

Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Transportation
  • 30-Passenger Mini Bus - $12,000.00
  • Three Buses - $60,000.00

Community Service Initiative

Too much is given, much is expected. As athletes, we are blessed with certain gifts and abilities that we are sometimes considered “Role Models” in our communities. There are so many opportunities of service needed in the communities where our student athletes come from that we open our doors for service opportunities.


We have participated in four community service projects yearly since 2010. These are some of the community service initiatives that we typically participate with.

  • Back to School
  •  Clean the Streets
  • Toy Drives
  • Food & Coat Drives

Donation Opportunity

$6000.00 Yearly

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Signing Day Celebration

This event celebrates the senior class of iDareU Academy Inc. for the hard work, the sacrifice, and the dedication they have shown to receive a scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

Sponsorship Opportunity

  • One Title Sponsor - $25,000.00
  • One Platinum Sponsor - $15,000.00
  • One Gold Sponsor - $10,000.00 
  • Two Silver Sponsors - $10,000.00
  • Four Bronze Sponsors - $10,000.00

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5th Quarter Initiative 

Most athletes have dreams of being a professional athlete. The reality is less than 2% of all college athletes make it to the pros, with the exception of baseball (~ 12%) according to the NCAA. These numbers are staggering when you think about the requirements that a young person has to fulfill to acquire and maintain an athletic scholarship from an educational institution and the amount of money that is paid to universities ($2B) for sports participation.


Whether our iDareU participants make it to the pros or not, iDareU will still prepare them for the future; therefore, we will continue to monitor and support our young adults through training and mentoring.


We will incorporate additional services such as media training, internships and interviewing, through partnerships, for a smooth transition from college into their professional careers.

Donation Opportunity

$450 per athlete (Yearly)

200 athletes - $90,000.00

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Juvenile Delinquency Prevention

Preventing delinquency not only prevents young lives from being wasted, but also prevents the onset of adult criminal careers and thus reduces the burden of crime on its victims and on society.


We believe iDareU Academy Inc., give the kids a solid program with consistent guidance and support that the kids lack in their everyday lives. We also use our athletic programs as an alternative vehicle for them to channel their focus on athletics that can provide them with certain skill sets that positively impact their lives.


“We take kids that are on a Path of Destruction, to a Path of Promise.”

Glenn Ford – Chairman of iDareU Academy Inc.

Donation Opportunity

$199.00 per athlete

Attorney Retainer $15,000.00

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Financial Literacy

This program will provide behavioral-changing financial education to get young people versed in concepts such as needs vs. wants, budgeting, living within your means, saving, investing, planning for big purchases or life events, credit, debt, checkbook management and an understanding of various types of business entities.

Donation Opportunity

$50.00 per athlete

200 athletes - $10,000

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Another Approach

Another Approach is designed to bring awareness about Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Sexual Assaults, and Bullying. Our Program will focus on “No Means No,” the proper way to treat a women or young lady.


We have a yearly seminar with professionals who specialize in these services.

Donation Opportunity

$100.00 per athlete

100 athletes - $10,000.00

Sponsorship Opportunity

  • One Title Sponsor - $5000.00
  • One Platinum Sponsor - $2,500.00
  • Two Gold Sponsor - $1,500.00
  • Two Silver Sponsors - $1,000.00
  • Five Bronze Sponsors - $500.00

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Parent Series

We will provide four (4) informational sessions per year for parents to become versed in the college process:

1st – The ins and outs of the College Recruiting Process and the Clearinghouse

2nd – Budgeting and Financial Planning for parents

3rd – NCAA Academic Rules and Regulations

4th – FAFSA, Pell Grants and other available Scholarships

Donation Opportunity

$100.00 a session per parent

200 parents - $20,000

YES! I'M INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE IDAREU STANDARD. 

Ways to Give

ANNUAL GIFTS

Providing critically needed support across all sports, annual gifts to the iDareU Academy Inc. Foundation are among the easiest ways to bolster the Athletics Department's immediate resources. You may designate your gift to a specific purpose, such as scholarship support through the iDareU Academy Scholarship Fund, or contribute to the Academy’s Priority Needs Fund, that gives leadership the flexibility to deploy resources where they're needed most.

ENDOWED GIFTS

Endowments are gifts that keep on giving. The goal of fully endowing the Academy scholarship program is a top priority of the IDareU Academy Inc. Foundation to ensure that each student-athlete has access to a quality education to prepare them for a successful future. Endowments are invested by iDareU Academy Inc. and a portion of the earnings provides annual scholarship support. The remaining earnings are reinvested to grow the endowment over time and to provide scholarship support in perpetuity.


As costs for scholarships continue to climb, building a healthy endowment is vital to the future of iDareU Academy Inc. Endowed scholarships cover tuition, educational fees, books, and room and board for our student-athletes. Named scholarship opportunities for donors are available in the following ranges:


Partial Scholarship Endowment $500 - $1500


Full Scholarship Endowment $3500+


In addition to endowed scholarships, other endowments may be established in support of iDareU Academy Inc. specified for specific programs, individual positions, coaching positions, facility maintenance or general program support.


Gifts may be pledged and paid over a period of up to five years. If you are interested in creating an endowment (scholarship or otherwise), please contact us.


Or, to support the endowed scholarship program today, please make an online gift in support of the iDareU Academy
Endowed Scholarship.

PLEDGES

Pledges give you the option to make payments toward a gift over time. Pledges are preferred by many donors who wish to make a big impact at iDareU, but seek the more flexible approach of spreading payments over a predetermined span of up to five years. Pledges can be setup on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis to best suit your needs. For more information about making a pledge to support iDareU please contact us.

HONORARY GIFTS

Honorary gifts are a meaningful way to pay tribute to a living person. It may honor a special occasion or achievement, or merely acknowledge the honoree's importance in your life. Any type of gift can be designated as an honorary gift.


As a courtesy, the iDareU Academy Inc. Foundation will notify the individual that you have made a gift in his/her honor.

YES! I'M INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE iDAREU STANDARD.

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