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Race for DREAM Philly 2014

A team for The DREAM Program, Inc.

  • $9,624
    Raised
  • 179
    Donors
  • 14
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$9,624 raised of $15,000
($9,049 online, $575 offline)

Racing to support DREAM and its participants here in Philadelphia.

Leaderboard

name dollars donors

1

Jon Potter

Jon Potter is racing for DREAM Philly 2014

$2,485 25

2

Sam Glickman

Sam Glickman fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$1,410 10

3

Julie Shen

Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$1,240 43

4

Trevor Meister

Trevor Meister fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$870 7

5

Archita Banerjee

Archita Banerjee - DREAM Philly 2014

$778 22

6

Christopher Goodchild

Christopher Goodchild fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$770 13

7

Yana Banerjee

Yana Banerjee fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$641 19

8

Colleen McCabe

Colleen McCabe fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$550 12

9

Angela McGeoy

Angela McGeoy fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$475 14

10

Diana Olivos

Diana Olivos fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$320 12

11

Brendan Breslin

Brendan Breslin fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$295 6

12

Nikhil Jethava

Nikhil Jethava fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$25 1

13

Abby Thaker

Abby Thaker fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$25 1

14

Vancesca Dinh

Vancesca Dinh fundraising for Race for DREAM Philly 2014

$0 0

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We are a group of dedicated community members who are supporting The DREAM Program as it serves youth in and around our city.

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:

  • 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 Philadelphia, Boston and Vermont, 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

Jon Potter Jon Potter