HELP US RAISE $100,000
Make Every Dream Count will provide continuous programming for the 25,000 middle school and high school students in SW Washington. This will be their opportunity to find their desired profession through coursework, literacy, and engagement. We focus on youth adolescent intervention to prevent poor choices, unhealthy relationships, failing out of school, teenage pregnancy, and a healthy lifestyle. The project will help us expand our accredited curriculum, and expand our newest programs into the community.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The dropout rate continues to rise to approximately 17% in Clark County, which is approx. 900 students every year without proper education. Due to budget cuts, schools have not any extra monies to address subjects outside of the curricula. We have found the formula to keep students engaged and successful in school. Unfortunately, the school’s budget is limited and cannot award us the entire funding necessary to provide our programs and services to all the middle and high school students in need.
How will this project solve this problem?
Providing specific customized programs to meet each school changes eases the load on teachers, staff, and the student body. Surprisingly, 87% of students do not make any post-high school plans while they are in school. We systematically breakdown barriers to dreams, and turn them into realistic goals. They are required to accomplish those goals with aid of others, overcoming their fears, thinking outside the box, and guidance from our teachers.
Potential Long Term Impact
The immediate effect of this project will provide a needed support system for all 25,000 to graduate on time, resume building experience, and open their minds to post secondary education opportunities. In addition, the students who are need of extra motivation, guidance, and mentoring will receive it. As a long term impact, this will be the catalyst to improve graduation rates in the state of Washington to above 90% (currently 83%).
“Dream Big encouraged our students to reflect and reach deep within to help break down the barriers that held them captive to their own limitations.”
- Shelley Ross, High School Counselor
We have (3) different methods to receive a donation:
- Write a check to Dream Big Community Center.
- Use the Pay Pal Button below paying by credit card.
- Stop by the office and pay in person (i.e. – cash, credit, or check).
To learn more about the donation breakdown, click on the image on the left.
As of 11/1/13, we have raised $9,207 since April 2012.
Thank You for your donations!
Silver Level ($2,499 to $1,000)
Kocalis Insurance Agency, Allstate Foundation
Ryan & Amanda Moor
Bronze Level ($999 and below)
A: David Ableidinger , Darcy Altizer , Debbie Armend
B: Caleb Barnes , John Berres , James Best , BNI of Clark County , Sarah Brown , Robert Bryan
C: John Callegari , Camas Lions Club , Celice Carlough , Lance Carter , Christine Cavanaugh
D: Ken Dahlstrom , Margaret Dallet
F: Diane Figley
G: Gery Gehrman , Sam Gilroy-Hicks , Vincson Green
H: Scott Horngren , Margaret Huebner
J: John Jackson , Jane Jacobsen
K: Jeanne Kojis
L: Lihua Lennox
O: Cynthia Olivier
R: Riverview Community Bank
S: Kate Sacamano , Ken Schmidt Sr. , Ken Schmidt Jr. , Donna Schorr , Dan C. Sockle , Karen Y. Spencer , Mark Stephan
T: Steve Taggert
W: Danielle Webster