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  • Crisis Cards

    Crisis Cards

    Youth who have aged out of foster care have become alarmingly vulnerable. Most of them have virtually no support system to lean on during this crisis. We will get Crisis Cards into the hands of those who need them urgently for food, necessities, shelter and other emergencies. These young people need your help today!
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  • Dream Share

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    Join together with other donors to fill a dream!... Read more below...
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  • Tessa’s Dream

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    Tessa dreams of having a laptop that is a necessary tool for her online studies...Read more about Tessa's Dreams below...
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  • Justice’s Dream

    Justice’s Dream

    Justice dreams of being able to take 3 summer classes towards finishing his degree...Read more about Justice's Dreams below...
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  • Pamela’s Dream

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    Pamela dreams of having reliable transportation...Read more about Pamela's Dreams below...
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  • Jonathan’s Dream

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    Jonathan dreams of having a place to call home...Read more about Jonathan's Dreams below...
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  • Michael’s Dream

    Michael’s Dream

    Michael dreams of having a laptop to use as a tool to use for his schooling...Read more about Michael's Dreams below...
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  • Anika’s Dream

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    Anika dreams of having a bicycle, helmet, and lock...Read more about Anika's Dreams below...
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  • Kelsi’s Dream

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    Kelsi dreams of having items for her apartment...Read more about Kelsi's Dreams below...
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  • Taylin’s Dream

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    Taylin dreams of having the necessary music equipment to produce more...Read more about Taylin's Dreams below...
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  • Xander’s Dream

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    Xander dreams of having a much-needed laptop for his classes...Read more about Xander's Dreams below...
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  • Devin’s Dream

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  • Jovani’s Dream

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    Jovani dreams of having a bicycle...Read more about Jovani's Dreams below...
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  • Jordan’s Dream

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    Jordan dreams of having camping equipment...Read more about Jordan's Dreams below...
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  • Alexis’s Dream

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    Alexis dreams of having a bicycle of her own, a helmet and a lock...Read more about Alexis's Dreams below...
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  • Dustin’s Dream

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    Dustin dreams of having his own carpentry tools...Read more about Dustin's Dreams below...
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About Dream Makers

Dream Makers is a program of America’s Kids Belong. Dream Makers serves youth who have aged out of foster care or are likely to age out in the near future. Every year 23,000 teens exit the foster care system without a family to help them transition into adulthood. These youth were removed from their families, having experienced neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Dream Makers helps remove barriers that stand in the way of the empowered, connected lives these youth dream of having.

The Dream Makers Project draws a community around youth who have no family to help them navigate the financial challenges of young adulthood like renting an apartment, getting their first car, clothes for a new job, or locating a reasonably priced laptop for school.

Once a young person has a basic need met through Dream Makers, they are empowered to dream about their future careers and other steps of independence through our program.

When you become a Dream Maker, you have the opportunity to let one of these youths know that someone cares for them and that they are not alone. Your generosity can give them the confidence they need to step into their future.

Award Winning. Dream Making.

AKB & Dream Makers Project Receive 2019 Adoption Excellence Award

The Adoption Excellence Awards were presented to 12 recipients at a ceremony November 12th in Washington, DC. The awards recognize the extraordinary contributions made supporting positive permanency outcomes for children in foster care. America’s Kids Belong and our Dream Makers project received the 2019 Adoption Excellence Award in the category Business Contributions/Initiatives. AKB was nominated by Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson of the Administration of Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. Congratulations to AKB Co-Founders, Brian & Julie Mavis and Janet & Ryan Kelly, and to Lori Bruegman, National Project Director of Dream Makers.

At the event, Vice President Pence recognized America’s Kids Belong for their work saying, “America’s Kids Belong matches older children and youth aging out of foster care with generous supporters. They are meeting their basic needs, connecting them with new opportunities, including employment and helping them achieve their dreams.”

Currently, 125,000 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. Federal Government leaders have pledged to help end this crisis for these children, including Lynn Johnson, Assistant Secretary for the Administration of Children and Families and Alex Azar, Secretary of Health & Human Services.

We were honored to receive this prestigious award. To date, the Dream Makers Project has raised well over 1.3 million to help youth who are aging out of the foster care system without a forever or adoptive family. That funding has been used to purchase new furniture for a first apartment, a laptop for college, job training, and other essentials for the life transition that occurs when someone turns 18.

Introducing The Dream Makers

We have a continually growing list of people, businesses, and foundations 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.

Thank you to our Dream Makers Business Partners

Thank you to our Dream Makers Foundation Partners

OtterCares Foundation

Redwood Trust Employee Foundation

McDonnell Family Foundation

Edward Madigan Foundation

Lubert Family Foundation

We would love to hear from you. Use our information below, or the Contact Form provided here.

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America's Kids Belong

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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America's Kids Belong 1540 Main St. Unit 218 #331 Windsor CO 80550

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