BENEFITING: IGNITE A DREAM INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2011
Ignite A Dream’s mission is to ignite the desire of at risk youth communities in Austin to become lifelong leaders by actively engaging them in safe and structured sport activities through tennis, soccer and other athletic programs. Ignite A Dream will achieve its mission by providing all underprivileged children with athletic opportunities that will teach them valuable life skills as well as provide them with tools, resources and passion necessary to excel.
Our organization’s efforts have been primarily based on raising awareness in Austin community for need of athletic programs for underprivileged youth. Within just the last year, Ignite A Dream has been able to partner up with two East Austin schools and start their after school programs.
Ignite A Dream works hard to tackle communities most troubling youth problems; child obesity and increasing youth crime rate. Our goal is to give an opportunity to our students to be engaged in structured and constructive athletic programs after school, time when most of them are unsupervised and more likely to engage in activities that will hurt their future and our community. We also work to educate our students about importance of physical education and engage them in such through our programs.