Frequently Asked Questions

While this program is intended to empower students to design their own projects and lead the changes in their school, AdCap knows support from invested adults can be the difference between an idea taking off or one that is stuck on the ground. Once a student designs a project, a notification email will be sent to a student’s parent, the educator/adult supporter listed by the student, and the school where the student’s idea will take place. (Note: Any of these groups may opt out of AdCap emails after the notification if they wish).
An experience can range from attending a special workshop to meeting business leaders from major companies like SAP. AdCap will work with students who are selected for experiences to find the right experience for their projects!
Yes. In order to create an account and especially receive the AdCap Seal of Approval, funding or any other rewards for your work, you need to be at least 13 years old. If you are not 13 or older and want more information on health and wellness programs without the same age restrictions, please email Info@AdCapYOUth.org.
Health and wellness is a big category, and there are a lot of creative ways to support this in your school and community. Projects can be related to nutrition, physical activity or anything else that will make positive attitudinal, academic or social changes in your school/community.
If you already have an idea to improve health and wellness at your school or in your community, head to the Project Designer to share your idea and organize your action plan! If you’re curious about what other students have done, read about past winning projects in the Project Showcase, on the Get Inspired page. You can also visit the Support page to get more information on all of the amazing things you can learn and do with AdVenture Capital!
If you choose to connect with a mentor, AdCap will connect you with the right person to help you with your projects. Mentors can range from business leaders from SAP who specialize in certain skills (Communications, Leadership, Pitching, etc.) to Inspiration Mentors, who are young adults with great entrepreneurial experience to guide you. All of our mentors have background checks, and all of the student interactions with the mentors will be 100% anonymous.
Nope! Once you’ve completed your project, you can decide to apply for funding, apply for an experience, meet a mentor or just take your project plan and get going! Not every idea needs money, and you’re totally in control of how you want to use your Project Plan once it’s complete.
Before you can apply for a grant, you’ll need to create an account and complete your Project Plan in the Project Designer! Once you’ve completed your Project Plan, we’ll ask you how you want to put your plan into action. More information on grants, mentors and options for your plan are available on the Support page.
To register for an account and access the Project Designer, all we need is your birthdate (to verify your age), your first and last name, current school grade, an email address and a password. Once you’ve created an account, you can update and add more information on your profile as you go. When you’re ready to submit your idea for a project, you’ll be asked to fill in more information that may include gender, phone number, school name, state and zip code. Your information will not be shared to external groups, but will be used by the AdCap team to communicate with your about your project and provide you with an individualized experience, in accordance with our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
It’s easy!  Students ages 13 and over can register by clicking the “Register” button in the top right corner of the AdCap site and fill out some basic information about themselves. You will then be granted access to resources, support and program information on the site.
AdVenture Capital is a social entrepreneurship program created by GENYOUth Foundation to empower students and fund their ideas to improve nutrition and physical activity in their schools and communities. In the past, students would fill out an application and do some interviews to compete for grant money that would make their idea a reality. Once we realized how many amazing and bold student entrepreneurs there were, we knew we had to make it even BIGGER. That’s when we teamed up with SAP to create a new digital platform, where students can design projects, team up with mentors and inspire people all across the nation!
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