DREAM for Philly kids
A team for The DREAM Program, Inc.
"DREAM for Philly kids" is a team racing for the future of Philadelphia children!
We're rocking the Oktoberfest half in Pennypack Park this fall (on October 26th) to help DREAM reach more kids living in low-income housing in Philadelphia. We hope you can join our team!
You can join our group by clicking "fundraise" on the right (we'll be in touch after).
DREAM's mission is to change the life outcomes of youth living in affordable housing by providing high quality, college-based Village Mentoring, summer enrichment, local and regional adventures, support for post-secondary success, and an unwavering commitment to dreaming big.
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 children receive: