Dreams for Kids, Inc.
Rating: 4.89 stars 47 reviews
Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Human Services
Location: 820 W Jackson Bouelvard Ste 805 Chicago IL 60607 USA
Results: The Chicago International Charter Schools accepted the Dream Leaders program into its general curriculum, teaching all 8th graders social entrepreneurship as they build social enterprises to impact the world.
Target demographics: At-risk youth in U.S. between the ages of 12 and 17.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,000
Geographic areas served: U.S, with local concentration in Illinois and Washington DC.
Programs: Dream Leaders program provides training in youth leadership,social entrepreneurship and service learning in class, after school and in We Are the Change® conferences. Extreme Recess provides adaptive sports activities for kids with disabilities, Holiday for Hope is a global event for homeless children, held each December.
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What is Dreams for Kids - This organization and its founder Tom Tuohy have been a positive influence in the lives of children that otherwise might not see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The programs which DFK sponsors teach "social entrepreneurship which is a means by which people can better their community by doing something meaningful. Overall, I believe that DFK has bees a very positive influence in the lives of disadvantaged children and those with disabilities by teaching them that they can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
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