What is a sponsor?

Sponsors are business and organizations who support the academic achievement missions of the Free Press by assisting with special project costs or specific new initiatives. These special projects or coverage sections create excellent research and learning opportunities for our students. In turn, their written work makes for fascinating new content that inspires our young audience. It’s also very useful for the teachers who use the Free Press in their classrooms. Sponsors are recognized in every issue of our newspaper and in our online editions. These are examples of coverage sections and special projects you can sponsor:

Multi Installment Series:

- The Lost Cities of Planet Earth
- A History of American Music
- History of Negro League Baseball
- Careers in Science and Technology
- Women Who Changed Our World
- The Underground Railroad
- Where in Wisconsin Is the Simpson Street Free Press? (A look at the fascinating history and geography of our state!)
- Out of Africa: the Origin of Modern Humans
- Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- Wildlife Corridors and Genetic Diversity
- The Dawn of Civilization: How Written Language Changed our World
- Books for Young People

Ongoing Coverage; Content Sections:

- Study Tips that Really Work
- How to Plan for College
- Geography
- History
- Science
- Animal Watch: Planet Earth’s Endangered Species
- Science and Technology: Wisconsin’s New Economy

Current Sponsors

- Associated Bank: Education (Fresh Face Column)
- Altrusa: Book Talk Section
- MG&E Energy & the Environment Section
- Alliant Energy Foundation: Science & Technology (Wisconsin’s New Economy)
- Rotary (South): Science & Technology (Wisconsin’s New Economy) Section
- ETC (Electronic Theater Controls): Science & Technology Section
- Great Lakes Higher Education: Science & Technology Section
- St. Mary’s: Health Section
- WI Space Grant Consortium: Space Science Section
- Dane County Cultural Affairs: Where in Dane County Series
- American Girl- Fund for Children: WI Museum Series
- Summit Credit Union: Financial Literacy Editorials Series
- Cap Times Kids Fund: Bridging the Achievement Gap Series
- Madison Arts Commission: Art Works!: Save our arts; Book Talk Online Expansion
- Wisconsin Arts Board: Save our arts; Museum Series Online Expansion
- Altrusa: 6-7-8 Book Club