No – while SAGE will require some of your time, you are still able to participate in other student groups.
In fact, students already involved in student groups are often great new members for your SAGE team.
Yes – there are two separate categories that each SAGE team can compete in. One category is Socially Responsible Business, where the business is mainly profit driven. The other category is Socially Enterprise Business, where the business aims to resolve a social issue.
No – however, most SAGE teams operate with a minimum of 5 student members. There is no maximum; your entire school can be a part of SAGE!
Starting a SAGE team is free. Your team will probably incur costs for running projects and a venture – this is where profit driven initiatives come in handy.
No – SAGE Canada does not currently provide any funding to SAGE teams. Funding for your team can be obtained through fundraising initiatives or a micro-business run by your SAGE team. We’re always here to help you come up with fundraising ideas and to help with sponsorship applications.
Yes – SAGE teams may have more than one Teacher Advisor.
It is possible for students to receive a course credit for their involvement with SAGE – but that is something that must be determined by the teachers and principal at each high school.
There are no minimum number of hours you need to commit to SAGE, everyone works at different paces and some projects will require more time commitment than others. Keep in mind, the more effort you put into SAGE, the more you’ll get out of it!
It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
- 1. Contact SAGE Canada by email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with members of our team.
- 2. Get your friends and a teacher involved.
- 3. Plan your first project!