November 08, 2017
BENEFITING: Dream It Forward Foundation Inc
Your support is urgent! In the Atlanta Metro area there are almost 2 Million children 18 and younger, with over 207,000 of them living in households at or below the federal poverty level. Twenty percent of the youth don't have caring adults in their lives, 300,000 school-aged youth are left unsupervised after school, and 55.8% qualify for free and reduced lunch with 1 in 4 of them living in food insecure households. The Dream It Forward Foundation addresses the needs of all the identified at-risk youth by providing free mentoring services and free food programs, providing leadership camps, and summer employment. We love going across the 9 Atlanta counties supporting every child we can, but it gets hard working in other people's space on other's time, so now it's time to nurture our own home.
We are raising funds to cover facility costs for the new Dream Center. Our facility will be used to house all of our mentoring and food programs, and give our Dreamers a place to fulfill all of their dreams. Our Dream Center will be a place for free mentoring, free educational workshops, free healthy snacks and supper, free games and activities, and a free flowing creative space to learn and grow! Community families will even have the chance to enjoy the facilities for workshops and local youth events for a low cost.
Imagine walking into a building that is bright and colorful, where kids are playing games, creating art, learning a new skill, working on homework, and talking to a mentor to build their self-esteem and positive outlook on life. Imagine that the children who are many times overlooked and under-represented are enjoying activities without worrying about costs. Imagine seeing happy kids eating healthy snacks after school, and supper before heading home. Imagine each and every child in the room is happy, cheerful, and vibrant. Imagine parents feeling secure because they know their children are safe and growing everyday. Imagine teens off the streets and at a place making positive choices and building character. Now imagine you being the person who made these things a reality. You can make a dream come true. You can be the person ensuring that our Dreamers of today are our leaders of tomorrow. You can be the change you want to see in the world by building up our most valuable young people.
This is not just about facility costs, this is about you helping to change paths, change lives, and change generations. Help us, help youth have a place to DREAM, GROW, & BE GREAT!