Vote for DREAM!
PHENND partner DREAM is one of 3 finalists in the running for a $100K grant from NRG. The final decision is based entirely on an online, public voting process where people can vote as many times as they’d like from this Monday, May 8th through midnight on Friday, May 19th.
DREAM believes all children deserve the opportunity to thrive. For children living below the poverty line, an “opportunity gap” of resources, experiences and mentors holds them back. DREAM’s Village Mentoring model helps close this gap for the most vulnerable children in our communities by providing deeply committed college student mentors, local and regional adventures, summer enrichment and overnight camp, support for postsecondary success, and an unwavering commitment to dreaming big.
A parent of a DREAM participant provides an unsolicited window into DREAM’s impact: “Through DREAM, my kids were able to see their true place in the world and feel valued for who they were. DREAM has provided immeasurable opportunities for my children – opportunities that, as a low-income parent, I could never have provided.”
The $100,000 grant would be a game changer for DREAMs work and would make it possible to enroll more youth, as well as give life to a new DREAM offering, the “Creation Station,” a multi-purpose program center serving as a creative hub of self-expression and “do it yourself,” hands-on programming, providing children a safe, creative play space for artistic expression.
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