Fall SOUP: Teen Edition is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Krauss Family Fund at the Upper Arlington Community Foundation and the 4J Fund at the Upper Arlington Education Foundation.
A wise woman once said “I believe that children are our future” – and we are going to prove it. Columbus SOUP is proud to bring our first-ever Teen focused SOUP event to the Amelita Mirolo Barn in Upper Arlington.
As usual, all attendees must RSVP before the event and we will be collecting RSVP payments online, in advance of the event. We will still have our raffle for 2nd place, don’t forget to bring some extra singles!
Join us at Amelita Mirolo Barn in Upper Arlington for a really unique experience focusing on Teen-led initiatives in Columbus!
This will be a unique experience for the #greenspoonarmy and we’re excited for the energy the Barn will bring to our Fall event.
At Columbus SOUP, we want to ensure that every project has just as much chance of winning the SOUP grant. To help with this, we choose a focusing theme for each of our quarterly events. In the past, we’ve focused on Art & Culture, Community Gardens, Community Empowerment, Women’s Empowerment, Childhood Enrichment, Environmental Initiatives, and Education. We chose our themes from feedback provided by our attendees through a survey after each event.
The theme for this Fall’s SOUP is Teen Initiatives! All of the projects will be a teen-led initiative that may be an individual or group that has identified a community issue and seeks to launch a project that promotes action, awareness, cooperation, training, or empowerment to address it.
We change venues with each SOUP event and each venue has limited seating. In order to comply with fire-code restrictions, we must limit the amount of people that can attend. To ensure everyone has a good time, and no one has to be turned away at the door, we require everyone to secure an RSVP and donation before arriving at a SOUP event.
We get some pretty amazing sponsors lined up, so we always expect our events to “sell out” of RSVPs quickly. Every unsold RSVP at the event means at least $7 less for our grant recipient… and let’s be honest, that’s not fun for anyone. By giving an RSVP and donating, you’re letting us know that you’ll be at the event and we, and our applicants, can rely on your $7 donation.
We hold RSVPs until shortly before the event. The seating capacity at each event is always determined by the venue who donates space to us, so seating is limited. We’ve found in the past that as many as 200 RSVPs can “sell out” in as little as two days, so get your seat while you!
RSVPs will open shortly before the event! Be sure to get yours below before we sell out!