Support Hands-On Learning with the WET Center!

$5,000
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Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
31 Donors
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Project ends on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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WE DID IT! Thank You For Your Support.

April 22, 2021
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It's Time to Celebrate - WE DID IT! ❤️

April 22, 2021

We have officially reached our $5,000 goal, as well as our 30 donor goal! WE DID IT, and we wanted to say THANK YOU to all who have joined us in supporting our students. ❤️

It's through your support that we are now able to provide 10 students the opportunity for 3 - 6 months of paid, real-working experience in solving real problems, for real companies. It's because of YOU, that we are able to kickstart more careers in the Central Valley, and continue to make a lasting impact in both the lives of students and in the water, energy, and technology industries. 

Our deepest thanks it shared with you today, and every day. 

Who says that we have to stop here? Let's generate more hands-on learning opportunities for more WET Center students! We have until April 30, 2021 - So, let's keep sharing with more friends, family, and connections! The sky is the limit. ❤️

We Are SO Close to the Finish Line! Only TEN Days Left to Support Our Students.

April 20, 2021

Only 10 Days Left to Make a Lasting Impact! We are only $1,730 away from our $5K goal. Woo-hoo!

Many thanks to you! Our students and staff are beyond words. Here's a quick video expressing our deepest thanks. (We promise it's not a complete tear-jerker! ❤️)

We know you have been seeing our updates, and we are still over the moon to see that we are now OVER HALFWAY to our $5K goal and only $1,730 away from being able to provide 10 students the opportunity for 3 - 6 months of paid, real-working experience in solving real problems, for real companies. It feels SO GOOD to support future careers in the Central Valley. 

NOW is the time to share with friends, family, or even a few of your industry connections and encourage them to join you in supporting hands-on learning experiences for students. Text, email, call - we will leave it up to you! Let's keep up the excitement. Share this link today! https://bit.ly/32wuX5z

We did it! We are over HALFWAY to reaching our $5K goal! A personal message from our team.

April 15, 2021

This update is brought to you with cheers and excitement! 

We are OVER HALFWAY to our $5K goal and have had four more donors join us in our efforts to create more meaningful and innovative hands-on learning experiences for students at the WET Center. That makes our donor total 23, and we are so close to hitting our 30 goal!

Now more than ever, you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of students (and future students, too!) here at the WET Center. Keep the excitement going by sharing this campaign with three more friends, and encourage them to join you in supporting WET Center students. You can use this handy link here! https://bit.ly/3tjZ8Zn

We have a special message from one of our team members, Grace Manly, below! Let's keep it going! Thank you, and Go 'Dogs! 

Thank You for Your Support!

April 13, 2021
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There is NO Stopping Student Success. Only 17 Days Left to Make a Lasting Impact!

April 13, 2021

We have had a total of 19 individuals who have graciously donated to support hands-on learning experiences for WET Center students. 

Thank you for your support!

We are on a roll! Now more than ever, you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of current and future students here at the WET Center, and it’s easy as one, two, three. 

Two-thirds of employers look for graduates with relevant work experience when hiring. Hands-on learning experiences offered right here at the WET Center helps to fill the gaps as students prepare for success upon graduation! 

See how Hanna Hornyak, Fresno State Alumna, has applied what she has learned to her career post-graduation below: 

(Alternative Text: "Working as a communications intern for BlueTechValley at the WET Center allowed me to develop creative marketing skills that help me daily in my small business. I also developed connections with other like-minded student interns that I still stay in touch with two years after graduating Fresno State." - Hanna Hornyak, Fresno State Alumna 

We have only 17 days left to reach our goal, and we can't do it without YOU! Let's try to reach 30 donors by the end of April. Please share this campaign with three friends to keep the momentum going. ❤️ Thank you, and Go 'Dogs! 

THANK YOU! We are almost halfway to our goal. Let's keep going!

April 02, 2021

We have raised a total of $1,360 towards our $5K goal to give 10 students the chance for 3 - 6 months of paid, real-working experience in solving real problems for real companies. (Nothing feels better than kickstarting careers right here in the Central Valley!) ❤️

 We are almost HALFWAY to our goal!

It’s the support of our innovative community that keeps us going, and everyone here at the WET Center is beyond appreciative of the donations reached so far. Let’s keep it going!

Please reach out to three people whom you feel would love to join in and support our students. Text, email, - however you would like to spread the word is up to you! You can also share this link ( https://bit.ly/3wlJ4bC ) to any social media platform, and share why you support WET Center students by using the hashtag #ISupportFresnoStateStudents. 

Thank you so much, and 'Go Dogs! 

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$20

Time is Money

The average time per week that students spend at work is about 20 hours. That’s a lot of time that students get to work with our ventures, dive into our programs, and perform other activities that help them sharpen their skills needed to enter the water, energy and technology industries without a hitch. $20 goes a long way!

$50

Sustainability = Success

The demand for sustainable agricultural technology is expected to rise 70% by 2050. The WET Center’s mission is to help meet that need, all the while allowing students to be part of the crucial business growth and development process that companies receive here at the center. Commercialization doesn’t happen overnight, and neither does personal and professional growth. A donation of $50 means that by 2050, we are helping meet the needs for a more sustainable future, and helping students be part of it, too!

$100

It’s Electrifying!

California has set a huge goal of using 100% clean electric power by 2045. (That’s only 24 years away!) While our ventures discover ways to meet that goal, students also have the opportunity to work side-by-side with them in solving the real-world problems facing energy usage in California. A donation of $100 would help ventures and students work together to meet that goal of 100% clean electricity power by 2045.

$250

Let’s Feed the World

More than 250 different crops are grown in the Central Valley with an estimated value of $17 billion per year. Using fewer than 1% of U.S. farmland, the Central Valley supplies 8% of U.S. agricultural output (by value) and produces ¼ (you read that right!) of the Nation's food, including 40% of the Nation's fruits, nuts, and other table foods. We feed the world! A $250 dollar donation would allow for students to engage in research and testing in making our crops more sustainable.

$500

Invest in California's Future

According to Bloomberg, global investment in clean energy hit just over $500 billion in 2020, with an increase of 9% compared to 2019. A donation of $500 is not only an investment in California's clean energy future but in those who are our future - STUDENTS!

$1,000

Top Dog

Fresno State’s thousand-acre farm serves as a place for students and our ventures to test their knowledge, technologies, and provide real-world solutions to many issues facing the agriculture industry. A $1000 donation would further allow students and ventures to work side by side in solving those issues right on Fresno State’s campus!