Young Dreamers exists to create leaders, and empower youth to become difference makers in their communities both locally and globally. It is made up chiefly of high school students. In chapters around the world that are connected form a network, they are identifying challenges our world faces and addressing these challenges through strategic actions. Our program entails leadership development, service-learning, international volunteer trips and academic scholarships for promising youth to attend quality secondary schools. These are youth who live in places where school is a privilege not a right, and their families are unable to pay for them to attend secondary school.
DV Service Trips are short-term travel programs for youth and families to engage in volunteer work and cultural immersion in the communities where we have Young Dreamer chapters. These trips range in length from one to four weeks, and typically take place during school holidays. The goal of these service trips is to open the eyes and hearts of the volunteers, and to empower the local people to become agents of change in their communities.
WorldStamp is a nine-month gap year program for exceptional young people ages 18 to 23. A cohort of 8-12 volunteers spend three months each in India, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, serving our Young Dreamer communities and visiting incredible destinations. Throughout their journey together, WorldStamp participants impact the communities they serve while also focusing on individual growth. They challenge themselves to stretch and find their purpose, returning home with renewed clarity and sense of their ability to make a difference.
Catalyst represents a lifestyle that involves living symbiotically with our environment and each other. Catalyst chapters, college-age groups who are actively living this environmentally and socially conscious lifestyle, are in place around the world. The chapters, mostly on college campuses, connect like-minded people in an effort to restore our planet to a healthy state and to allow all who desire to fully participate in our society. They meet regularly, take international service trips together, collaborate to reduce their carbon footprint and work in conjunction with all of the other chapters across the globe.