Jovan Julien wrote -
The Dream Team scholarship program focuses intensively on a select number of participants who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their communities within GOALS’ youth development programs, and help them complete high school and prepare for future studies and careers.
Students are selected through a rigorous application process. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, commitment to local development, demonstrated leadership skills, and financial need
Scholarships are offered to students in rural communities in the Léogane area
In exchange for scholarships, Dream Team members perform extra service projects
In 2010, GOALS awarded 10 scholarships to its inaugural Dream Team class.
In 2011, Jovan Julien raised over $10,000, and GOALS awarded 23 scholarships to the Dream Team.
In 2012, The Child Survival Fund granted $12,250 to fund 28 scholarships, allowing the Dream Team to continue to grow.
This was the last year of support from the Child Survival Fund so we are again looking to our grassroots supporters to help fund our school program.
The Dream Team is coordinated by Leogane Coordinators Emilio Jean Paul and Jean Kendy Estimphil
Select motivated young adults who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and offer them opportunities to excel
Graduate students who are capable of identifying local problems and creating solutions to improve quality of life in their communities
Increase access to education and provide new opportunities young leaders in rural Haiti
To maintain Dream Team membership, scholarship recipients are required to maintain high grades, participate fully in all local GOALS activities, and contribute extra hours of service to their community. Dream Team students meet regularly with GOALS staff to check in about their lives. In addition, GOALS staff meet monthly with our partner schools to check on students’ work and attendance records, and review any concerns or questions that arise.