Help “impact and inspire” the lives of these wonderful teens! We are looking for Dream Makers to fulfill the dreams below. Dream Makers can be an individual, neighborhoods, businesses, rotary clubs, church groups, families, fitness group, or pledge your birthday instead of receiving gifts. To view more information about these dreams, or to purchase one, simply click the image.
Dream Makers has created a line of merchandise to help support our mission. 100% of these proceeds go directly to supporting the needs of our Dreamers. To view our merchandise, and to donate in this manner, browse our inventory below.
Crowd Funding Opportunity
This year Dream Makers has the opportunity to help recognize the academic achievements of Colorado youth who are in the process of emancipating or who have emancipated from the foster care system. We want to honor these young people who will be graduating from high school, receiving a GED or have obtained a college degree this year! For the past 20 years, the Colorado Department of Human Services has hosted a ceremony to celebrate these accomplishments. Unfortunately, funding for this event has been drastically cut and they need our help. So, Dream Makers is reaching out to our faithful and generous community to ask for support to make this a very special night for these youth. We want them to know people are proud of them and want to celebrate all that they have accomplished despite many obstacles! Most of these 150 graduates will not have any family throwing them a party or buying them a gift. We want to help fund this amazing night by collaborating with the community and human services to help pay for a relevant speaker, a memorable gift, and celebratory gift cards to fun places like the movies, restaurants, clothing stores etc. These foster youth should feel proud of how far they have come and know that they can do anything they work hard for!
Cost of this dream – Celebration of Excellence in June – Speaker and gifts for approximately 150 foster youth – $5400
Let’s work together to celebrate these youth!
Introducing The Dream Makers
We have a continually growing list of people and organizations fulfilling dreams and becoming the latest Dream Makers. We want to recognize these people and organizations for there wonderful generosity in supporting the dreams of these kids, giving them hope now, and a vision for the future. Click the button below to view our Dream Makers and the Dreams they have fulfilled.
Why We Do It
To explain why we do what we do, there is really no better way than to introduce you to a few of the kids whose lives are so wonderfully impacted by the caring and generosity of people like you. Please take a few minutes to watch the video below.
About Dream Makers
Dream Makers Programs
All states offer different programs. Currently, the programs below are only offered in Colorado Community Involvement – Engaging churches and businesses to come alongside youth who are aging out of foster care. When Dream Makers is contacted by the youth or caseworker with specific needs, we want to connect volunteer groups directly with the youth so that the group can provide support and meet their needs. For example, supporting these youth can happen through collecting apartment supplies, filling a pantry with groceries and moving them into their first apartment. It could also include sending care packages to the youth at colleges, or supplying dorm kits filled with hygiene products, bathroom towels, a caddy, and a gift card for bedding. It might happen by throwing a baby shower and gathering a crib, diapers, and baby clothes for a young woman who is pregnant and on her own. For special occasions, support happens through Thanksgiving meals, Christmas dinners, Valentine’s Day cookies, and birthday and graduation celebrations. All of these are great ways for you to surround these youth and let them know they are not alone as they face the challenges of starting adulthood on their own. The Emergency Fund was created after several of our youth requested things like groceries, blankets, gas cards and other emergency needs as their dream. Some of these youth find themselves in urgent situations where their caseworker contacts Dream Makers asking for immediate support. All of these funds are given directly to the youth on a case by case basis.
As a part of helping our youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Your company can fulfill their dreams and support them as they head into adulthood without family support. If you or your company are interested in becoming a part of this life changing program, please contact us for more information.
Thanks to Our Current Sponsors
Red Rocks Church
Escape Velocity Systems
Realities for Children
Please select one of the following State or National Tabs for corresponding Staff information
Project Manager San Diego County
Project Manager, Kansas
Project Coordinator, Tennessee
Project Manager, Texas
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
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Dream Makers is a program out of America's Kids Belong. America's Kids Belong is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
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