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Dream Big!

Rating: 4.98 stars   46 reviews 1,513

Address:

281 Needham Street Suite 202 Newton MA 02464 USA

Mission:

The mission of Dream Big! is to help girls from low-income situations achieve their dreams by providing them with the basic items and fees needed to enable them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being..

Results:

Dream Big! Equipment Grants, Program Scholarships, Leadership Conferences and Sports Clinics have had a direct impact on over 16,000 girls in-need Since 2010.

Target demographics:

girls from low-income situations get the necessary items and fees needed for them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

6000 girls and young women from low-income situations.

Geographic areas served:

Massachusetts

Programs:

Dream Big! Equipment Grants Dream Big! Program Scholarships Dream Big! Leadership Conference "Dream Big! Empowering Big Dreamers" All Star Student Athlete Program

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http://www.dream-big.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am a student Athlete a part of Dream Big! Being a part of dream big has been one of the best experiences. For starters Dream Big! is always there for me. When I am in need of attire to play sports Dream Big! provides me with the equipment I need. Not only has Dream Big! provided my team and I with attire Dream Big! also provided my team with program scholarships to be able to participate in college showcases giving kids from the city a chance to perform in front of college coaches. The program also helped me personally by awarding me with a scholarship for college and an SAT class. This program works to help so many young girls and I can truly say I was impacted by Dream Big!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Rope Burners Double Dutch team serves girls from low income families that live Boston. The girls learn how to jump, compete , and the importance of teamwork. Thanks to Dream Big has provided us with uniforms, sneakers,travel bags and ropes. I don't know where or team would be. Thanks Dream Big !
Angela Francis
Head Coach
Rope Burners

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I work for The Boston International High School, we service a community in which 80% of our students are from lower income homes almost 100% percent of our students are new migrants ranging from five years to literally one residence in the US. Dream Big was able to assist our ladies softball team buying gloves, balls and batting weights all of which my students could not afford our simply would not be allowed to buy due to cultural values from within their homes. Thank You DREAM BIG, you make dreams a reality.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been working with Dream Big for two years. They have been absolutely essential in providing my girls with what they need. We have been given socks, softballs, gloves, sport bras - all more than my most of my students' families would be able to easily get on their own. As a coach I am happy to help my girls in this way and Dream Big has been great to work with. Thanks!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Dream Big! does wonderful work, and in particular reaches girls across Boston with their leadership programs, showing them opportunities through sport.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Linda at Dream Big is amazing. If it were not for Dream Big my girls on the softball team would not have enough gloves or helmets to play this year. Dream Big's dedication to serving the inner city schools here in Boston is an absolute necessity. Dream Big gives young women a chance to join a team and learn how truly valuable sport's are in shaping a young person's life. Some of my biggest life lessons were learned through sports and my coaches. It is truly an honor to be able to pass down my experiences with my players. I went to pick up some equipment from Linda in the beginning of the season and when I got there we noticed some of the equipment would not fit and immediately Linda jumped in the car and brought me to a local sporting goods store and purchased what I needed. If you want to help less fortunate young women this is the charity to donate to.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dream Big has been a tremendous asset to the Boston Community, In particular young girls in one of the most underserved towns, Roxbury. Over the past year Dream Big has made it possible for organization such as MYCW, to get young girls off the sideline and into the game. Young women are beginning to build self confidence through participation in athletic activities, and being exposed to positive women who serve as mentors. We all know that participating in sports, when done right, helps develop character, leadership skills, and resiliency. Because of Dream Big, young women around Boston are getting the opportunity to develop those skills. Thank You Dream Big!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dream big has helped me with multiple projects the past two years. They have been nothing short of life saving. Their ability to change the fortunes of these young ladies lives is extraodanary. We have run multiple all girls basketball clinics where dream big has provided shirts,equipment, and anything else that we needed. They also helped my track and field team with cleats, water bottles, shorts and sports bras. Class act organization. We were truly blessed to have dream big in our lives.
Mitch
Director/founder of herc42skills

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dream Big has always been very support of student athletes. Linda Driscoll is a very active and visible participant within the Boston Showstoppers events. All of the kids love her.

Thanks Dream Big! You make real dreams reality.

-Natasha L.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dream Big! made it possible for our team to have a regulation volleyball system/net. We were often cited for the condition of our old net and not allowed to play in our home gym. We are able to meet state requirements and play in front of our student body and family! The girls were elated about the donation as was I! We are more than greatly appreciative!

 
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