A team for The DREAM Program, Inc.
"Cloud Surfers" a team to help the The DREAM Program, Inc....
The Electric Run Cloudsurfers for DREAM
We are runners and walkers from all walks of life, coming together as dreamers hoping to make a positive impact in our community by bringing the service of DREAM to our underprivileged youth in and around Philadelphia.
According to research conducted by the Pew Trust, Philadelphia has the 6th highest poverty level in the United States. The negative impacts of poverty and growing up in poverty stricken communities can be devastating to the future success of children and youth. Children from low-resourced communities are:
Mentoring is a proven, cost-effective preventative measure to help insulate youth from the negative impacts of poverty; every $1 invested in mentoring today saves $3 in future costs associated with poverty.
DREAM pairs college students with children from affordable housing neighborhoods in mentoring relationships that empower children to lead healthy, productive lives.
DREAM children receive:
We take a "Village Mentoring" approach with our program, which represents a shift from traditional one-on-one mentoring to a more community-oriented focus. Through Village Mentoring, we seek to generate a network of caring, educated adults actively involved in each child’s life. We also strive to inspire and support new community activists to invest their time and energy in building a more equitable society.