The Frigo Cheese Heads brand announced that applications are now open for its 2024 "Build a Bright Future" program to support teens' creativity by presenting their vision to do good in their communities. Through the program's vision grants – a combination of $5,000 cash prizes and mentorship and educational programming – Frigo Cheese Heads Fwill help grant recipients amplify their creative passions, enhance their budding entrepreneurial skills or provide funding for a business idea or nonprofit.  

Frigo Cheese Heads encourages creative dreamers ages 13-17 to apply for a "Build a Bright Future" vision grant. Now in its eleventh year, the program continues to encourage and cultivate creativity in teens by supporting their talents and big dreams with cash and educational prizes. The program's educational and mentorship opportunities are supported through program partner WIT (Whatever It Takes), a nonprofit organization that provides youth around the world access to entrepreneurial education and leadership development programs.

"We are consistently amazed at the sheer creativity that contestants bring to this program year after year," said Nicole Austin, marketing manager, retail dairy, Saputo USA. "Seeing so many young people apply to the "Build a Bright Future" program each year is truly inspiring and gives us hope for the country's future."

Five winners will receive $5,000 in grant money in October 2024, as well educational opportunities through WIT, including a custom virtual mentorship program, a four-week entrepreneurial/leadership course, and one year access to the WIT Community, a membership-based entrepreneurial organization, bringing the total value of each prize package to $7,000.

United States-based applicants, ages 13-17, should create a short :30 video and answer a few questions about their creative idea/business, such as how they'll use their creativity as a force for good. Applications are open now through Aug. 31, and will be accepted through online submission at Applications must be submitted by a parent or guardian and applicants must be the age requirement as of July 8, 2024.