Get Involved

We value involvement in our program.  Make a donation to the program, sponsor a student, or volunteer.  We welcome your gift of time or money.

Businesses

Sponsor a student

Your Company can sponsor a student over the two-year program by donating money for tuition, books, meal plan and/or housing.  In addition to being tax deductible, your Company will be giving the life-changing gift of education to a student in need.  Give back and connect with the community in a tangible way!  Contact us!

Employ a student

Would your Company like to be more inclusive and diverse?  Would your Company like to provide an internship opportunity to one of our students?  Would your Company like to hire one of our students upon completion of the Leadership, Community Engagement and Employment Certificate?  Contact us today to find out more!

Sponsor the Propel Speaker Series

Propel will be hosting a speaker series throughout the academic year.  Interesting topics and engaging speakers will be presented to the Propel Program students, mentors and other UMKC students.  If you would like to provide refreshments for one or more of the events, contact us today to find out how!

Donate to the Propel Program

If your Company would like to make a general donation to support our mission to provide a quality comprehensive transition program to students with intellectual, developmental disabilities, please donate now!

Benefits of Charitable Giving for Businesses

Beyond the profit to the community and the tax deduction for the Company, charitable giving provides important benefits to the business itself as well, both internally and externally.  Some external benefits are public relations, social media, reputation and branding which influences purchasing.  Some internal benefits are employee engagement, morale and teamwork.

Individuals

Sponsor a student

You can sponsor a student over the two-year program by donating money for tuition, books, meal plan and/or housing.  In addition to being tax deductible, you will be giving the life-changing gift of education to a student in need.   Contact us!

Donate to the program

If you would like to make a general donation to support our mission to provide a quality comprehensive transition program to students with intellectual, developmental disabilities, please donate now!

Benefits of Charitable Giving for Individuals

While each individual may have their own reasons for charitable giving, there are some general benefits for individuals who give.

Experience more pleasure Donating just makes you feel good – National Institutes of Health conducted research that giving activated pleasure centers in the brain.

Help others in need Donating allows you to help others in need.

Get a tax deduction Donating to the Propel Program allows you to get a tax deduction.

Bring more meaning to your life When you donate to the Propel Program, you create opportunities to meet new people who believe in the same cause that inspires you.

Promote generosity in your children When your children see you donating, they’re much more likely to adopt a giving mindset as they grow up.

Motivate friends and family When you tell friends and family about your charitable giving, they may find themselves more motivated to undertake their own efforts to give.

Improve Personal Money Management Donating can motivate you to be more attentive to your personal finances to allow you to comfortably donate.

Volunteer

We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer with the Propel Program.  With the safety of our students in mind, we do background checks on all volunteers.  We have various opportunities during the academic year for tutoring, career mentoring, assisting with events, etc.  Please consider donating your time.  Contact us now!

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment.