On November 5, The Bozeman Area Community Foundation and The Baxter will host the Bozeman SOUP for Shorties event from 6-8 p.m. featuring four youth under 18 years old and their innovative ideas to make Bozeman a better place to live. Presentations will range from art to eco-agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more.

The Bozeman SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting innovative projects that benefit the Bozeman community. For a $10 donation at the door, attendees will listen to four short presentations followed by soup from Wheelhouse Kitchen and bread from Wild Crumb. Handmade pottery bowls by local Gangbusters pottery will be available for purchase as well. When the night nears to a close, participants vote for their favorite idea. Whoever has the most votes takes home all the money from the door to fund their idea.

Presenters (18 and under) can be an individual or a team of youth with a great idea. All local youth are encouraged to submit their innovative idea by filling out a short application at bozemanfoundation.org/bozeman-soup-project/ by midnight, October 8 . All applications will be reviewed by a committee and four youth community members will be selected to present their idea during the event on Thursday, November 5. All presenters will receive training on how to give their short presentation.

For more information about the Bozeman SOUP for Shorties event, contact Bridget Wilkinson at 406-587-6262, bridget@bozemanfoundation.org or go to bozemanfoundation.org/bozeman-soup-project/ to learn more.

About the Bozeman Area Community Foundation

The Bozeman Area Community Foundation is connecting people who care to causes that matter most to them. Serving Bozeman, Big Sky, Belgrade, Manhattan, Churchill, Three Forks and the rural areas in between, the Foundation has distributed more than $300,000 in grants to 100+ local nonprofit organizations.

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