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The Donors Circle is a passionate and determined group of givers on a mission to end the education crisis globally. People like you are changing lives and supporting the dreams of youth in need. Together we can achieve life-changing results.

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Dear Friends,

2020 has been an extraordinary year.

With international service trips halted indefinitely due to COVID-19, we knew that Dream Volunteers’ resources and capacity to continue empowering global youth would be at significant risk.

For our organization to emerge from this pandemic, we needed to act quickly and decisively. We needed to take a page out of our own curriculum by leading with resilience and becoming even more adaptable to change. So, we set the goal to continue serving and empowering our 500+ global youth no matter the obstacles this year, and then we got to work.

In early March, and thanks to the support of our changemaker network—that’s YOU—Dream Volunteers secured our Young Dreamers and their families. We then sourced computers and access to wifi, and launched an online exchange program across 6 countries. Before the month was over, teens across the globe were sharing their lockdown stories and discussing ways to help their communities.

Then, we reimagined our core service trips to offer similar, life-changing experiences for students to grow outside the classroom. In doing so, we created two new programs.

Our DREAM BIG NOW! SUMMER CHANGEMAKERS PROGRAM, serving over 100 middle and high school students in the US this July, facilitates service in the areas of food security, environmental protection, and education, and is coupled with online workshops that address root cause analysis, building empathy, and taking initiative.

Students in our pilot DISTANCE LEARNING ABROAD PROGRAM (in our international communities) receive at-home lesson packets and a Dream Volunteers’ computer for them to receive academic instruction, leadership workshops and communicate with peers across the globe.

It’s thanks to your recent support that we survived the initial blow. But time, and the course of COVID-19, has shown that in order to continue delivering for our students, we will need to leverage new investment for deeper impact. We must ensure that whatever the future brings, our students will be ready and equipped to grow, contribute and make lasting change in their communities and world.

Your support will empower bold and innovative youth that this world needs right now!

In Gratitude,

Brian Buntz
Executive Director

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