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"I Have a Dream Foundation" of Boulder County

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Education, Educational Services, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: "I Have a Dream" of Boulder County seeks to motivate and empower children, our "Dreamers," from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. Upon graduation from high school, each Dreamer is eligible to receive a last-dollar, four-year tuition-assistance scholarship for college or vocational school.

Results: The "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County is increasing high school graduation rates and creating a clear pathway to college and a brighter future for low-income kids in Boulder County. Over 90% of Dreamers graduate from high school, and 86% attend collge or vocational school! 93% of Dreamers report that they have developed a caring and trusting relationship with an adult in "I Have a Dream." 98% of Dreamers stay in school and report that "I Have a Dream" helps them get better grades!

Target demographics: The "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County identifies at-risk children from low-income families and communities to serve.

Direct beneficiaries per year: "I Have a Dream" of Boulder County is currently serving 6 active classes of 300 Dreamers.

Geographic areas served: Boulder County (Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette)

Programs: "I Have a Dream" of Boulder County operates multiple after-school learning centers, volunteer tutoring and mentoring programs, a family outreach program, enrichment programs, a counseling and life skills program, and other opportunities for Dreamers. Additionally, each Dreamer class is assigned a Program Director who maintains personal relationships with the Dreamers and their families and serves as a support and resource for academic and personal problems.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dear sir..I am a student come from pakistan to north cyprus by students visa.I belong from fata Pakistan which is situated near to Afghanistan border .my father is teacher in primary school .his monthly income is 300$ dollar's .we have 7 family members.as you know the situation better of Pakistan .we have become rufuges due to military operations against terrorists .I am reading here in European university lefke in psychology .my father is not able to support my tution fee .I want continue my education for i am not able to pay tution fee for university .I need financial support for continuing my education .I only need tution fee for continuing my education
thanks for giving your time and consentration .

susanjosephs

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, as an educator, as a curriculum developer and as an education consultant, I experience the great work that this organization accomplishes. IHAD Boulder County seeks, every year, to reach more and more financially disadvantaged children in Boulder County and beyond. Those students who participate in the 10 year program recognize the incredible lift out of poverty they receive. IHAD Boulder County changes the lives, not only of the children directly involved, but of the families, and the school community where the programs reside.