Dream Big Now!
A locally-based, globally-connected youth empowerment program.
Dream Big Now! is a program for high school and middle school students eager to give back to their communities, discover and develop their own passion projects, and connect with other inspiring young people making a positive impact around the world. This service and leadership development program combines COVID-safe local service activities and an online curriculum and coaching led by experienced teachers. The workshops encourage peer collaboration and self-discovery and empower small teams to design and execute their own change-maker projects.
The programs are separate for middle and high school students in Santa Cruz County and focus on leadership development taught by credentialed teachers.
For more info: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-421-0527.
Session 1: (Sold Out) Aug. 31 – Oct. 11
Session 2: October 12 – November 22
Schedule: 6-weeks: Mon/Wed or
Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:15 plus 3 weekend
* Scholarships available. Don’t let cost be an issue. Learn more.
Typical Online Session Agenda
- quick game or ice breaker
- spotlight on a young changemaker
- explore root cause of a problem such as racism
- interact with our students abroad
- work with small team of peers & your mentor on changemaker project
Typical Service Day Agenda
(weekends, 3-4 hours)
- connecting our work to the bigger picture
- begin service work (e.g., habitat restoration, food sorting, assembling care packages, organic farming)
- break/team building
- resume service work
Meaningful Service Projects
Interactive Online Sessions
Sustainable Development Service Projects
Led by Experienced Teachers
Field Journal for Reflection Sessions
Connect with our Students Abroad
Education Service Projects
What Others are Saying
“My kids were truly inspired by this program, volunteering on a local level while getting a global perspective at the same time. And I was impressed with how organized and safe everything was.“
“The program has taught me the impact of doing community service and the amazing amount of bonding we can do and the difference we can make by working together as a team and being guided by great leaders.”
“Lisa and Vincent both had a wonderful experience on your Dream Volunteers Summer Program. The camp was very well done. We were impressed. Thank you for all your hard work!“
“This experience has allowed me to empathize with and learn about those who live differently from me. I’ve realized that although we have our differences, there are many ways in which we are the same. This program has also inspired me to continue with my community service work.“
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