Race for DREAM DC

A team for The DREAM Program, Inc.

  • $2,056
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$2,056 raised of $2,000
($1,756 online, $300 offline)

"DREAM DC" is a team of community members seeking to launch DREAM in and around Washington, DC!


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Jane Williams

Jane Williams fundraising for Race for DREAM DC

$605 21


Melissa Hirsch

Melissa Hirsch fundraising for Race for DREAM DC

$501 10


Kurt Saberg

Kurt is fundraising for Race for DREAM DC

$475 3


Ryan Donahue

Ryan Donahue fundraising for Race for DREAM DC

$245 8


Joe Kane

Joe Kane fundraising for Race for DREAM DC

$230 9

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We are a group of dedicated community members who want to see The DREAM Program serve children and youth in our city.

DC has the 3rd highest poverty rate in the country, with 32% of children living in poverty (almost twice the national average). 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:

  • 40% to 70% less likely to graduate from high school than their more affluent peers
  • Twice as likely to be held back a grade and more than twice as likely to not finish high school
  • Very unlikely to achive a four-year college degree (9% compared to 54% of youth from more affluent communities)

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 is an award-winning organization serving hundreds of the most vulnerable children throughout Vermont and, more recently, Boston, with committed mentors, adventure opportunities and year-round programming.

DREAM children receive:

  • Weekly one-on-one and group mentoring on college campuses
  • Ongoing support for academic success and college access
  • Introductions to new places and experiences, locally and nationally, including DREAM’s summer adventure facilities (a summer camp in northern VT and a sea program in Boston)
  • Year-round and year over year continuous programming, from age 5 through high school graduation

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.

Team Captain

Mike Foote Mike Foote

I want more kids to DREAM.