Wild Gift helps jumpstart young people with wild ideas

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KETCHUM, Id. ( KMVT / KSVT ) - Wild Gift is a Wood River Valley based non-profit organization that says it supports extraordinary young people who have big ideas to change the world.

“We realize that people who have big ideas and who are creating new models and businesses that haven’t been done before require unusual support and so our 16 month fellowship starts in the wild,” said Deborah Knapp, Executive Director for Wild Gift.

Wild Gift has supported 47 fellows with two of those being from the Wood River Valley. They say they are actively seeking Idaho fellows.

If you’re between the ages of 21 and 35, be sure to apply.

“We actually will give preference to those applications this year. We are really looking hard to encourage young Idahoans to be innovative and to say yes to the ideas they’ve been dreaming about," said Knapp.

“This helped my jumpstart my business with giving me a clear vision and plan to move forward with my idea. And my idea is Play Hard Give Back. We sell healthy snacks to support athletes and causes,” said Spencer Brendel, owner of Play Hard Give Back.

You have until January 1st to apply. To learn more, go to www.wildgift.org.

Wild Gift is hosting several information sessions over the next few weeks. You can find those dates and more, on their website.