Jr. Dream Team
A New Generation Of Emerging Leaders
Our Jr. Dream Team program, founded in 2015, partners with high schools and universities to empower student leaders to plan a Dream Experience for a fellow student living with special needs.
Schools are the reflection of a community. The Jr. Dream Team provides an opportunity and illustrates a need for businesses, civic and governmental groups, and community members to join together to huddle around the school and the Dream student. Their participation in events, fundraisers, and the community-wide Dream send-off reflect the community values that we are all in this together.
In this authentic, real-world task, student leaders will set goals, establish priorities, solve problems, and influence their peers. As they find ways to unify their school around this common cause, they learn the valuable skills of teamwork, marketing, fundraising, and event planning.
As students gain awareness and learn more about the Dream Students’ condition, the student body as a whole, develops a sense of empathy, compassion, and acceptance. A lasting sense of kindness can be seen and felt within the school culture. Students also have a chance to feel and witness the sheer power of giving to one of their own classmates and spark the desire for service over self.
We are currently working with schools in Charlotte, Atlanta and surrounding areas. Whether you are representing a school, you are a parent/guardian of a student or a own or work for a business interesting in sponsoring, someone on our team would like to connect.
Is Your School Interested In Making A Dream Come True?
Our Education Partners
School Announcements Coming Fall 2018
Jr. Dream Team Testimonials
“There is no doubt in my mind that Ne’Quan’s dream was life-changing; not only for him, but for me as well. Coming into this experience, I’d already been exposed to clubs and organizations that required leadership abilities, and I assumed that this would be no different. However, as the planning for this dream continued, I realized that this was not just another organization to showcase the strengths of leadership. Dream On 3 humbled me greatly, and allowed me to experience true teamwork through a caring group of students who wanted to make a difference.”
Kelsie KingStudent Participant, Hickory Ridge High School
“No other program in the last 20 years has had the impact on our students like the Jr. Dream Team did!”
Michelle ClinePrincipal, Hickory Ridge High School
Gordon PalmerPrincipal, West Iredell High School
“Watching Tyler’s dream unfold has been the most memorable moment in my teaching career. I was overwhelmed at the outpouring support from the community and the regular ed students from our school. I enjoyed being able to work with regular ed students to build a dream, come up with fundraising activities and execute them. I never get this opportunity since I am in my classroom all day. It taught me a lot about non-profit organizations and how to oversee a team, assign positions and bring a community and school together for a cause. Wes I am so blessed to be have been given this opportunity and hope one day I can help out on another project with them through volunteering.”