Each year, Business Horizons is made possible through the collaborative effort of staff, volunteers, supporters and partners from across the state. The ABI Foundation enlists the assistance of many individuals and organizations in order to ensure that the program is a fun and meaningful experience for all student participants. Below are a few ways that you and your organization can get involved in Business Horizons.
Nominate Student Participants
Encouragement from educators, family and friends is the most powerful tool when it comes to students making the wise decision to participate in Business Horizons. Being nominated for Business Horizons is not only an honor and a confidence-booster for students, but it also shows them that their future is important and they are supported by others. Nominations are accepted year-round online here. Nominees will receive an email notification, as well as additional information sent to their home or high school. Nominate a forward-thinking student you know today!
Volunteer with Business Horizons
Volunteers play an immense role in the success of Business Horizons each summer. The program typically hosts more than 90 volunteers throughout the five-day program, providing invaluable connections for students. Volunteer roles and time commitments vary from week-long mentors and advisors for the student groups, to daily competition judges and consultants. Participants benefit tremendously by being exposed to successful adult professionals with backgrounds in a variety of fields. If you’re interested in learning how you can join the Business Horizons volunteer team, we would love to hear from you.
Become a Program Sponsor
The ABI Foundation partners with individuals and organizations across the state to provide the Business Horizons experience to nearly 100 high school students each year. The program would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors who help support our mission. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available, including student program scholarships for those needing financial assistance to attend, activity or meal sponsorships, annual program sponsorship and more. Supporting Business Horizons is an excellent way to give back and receive statewide recognition and marketing benefits.
Visit Business Horizons
We welcome visitors during the Business Horizons week, and will be happy to work with you and your schedule to find the best time for you to experience the program. Whether you are considering getting involved as an individual or on behalf of your organization, we encourage all who may be interested in supporting the mission of Business Horizons to gain a first-hand look at the opportunities and impact the program has on participants.
Contact Us to find out more about volunteering or partnering with Business Horizons. Additional opportunities also exist with the ABI Foundation's college and adult leadership programs. To learn more about how you and your organization can get involved with these programs, please visit the Leadership Iowa University and Leadership Iowa websites.