The Dreams

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. These dreams serve a variety of purposes that may include laptops for careers and education, constructive hobbies that these youth never got a chance to try, and even others are things many would consider basic needs, such as new clothes and internet access.

Dream Merchandise

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.

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 supports older youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Every year, 26,000 teens age out of the foster care system without a family to call their own. These are children who have been removed from their biological families, due to no fault of their own, but rather having experienced neglect or abuse. These youth are left without a loving support system or resources to help them reach their full potential. When you become a Dream Maker, you have the opportunity to let one of these youth know that someone cares and they are not alone. Your support can give them the confidence they need to help change their future.

Dream Makers Programs

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 supplies. Some of these youth find themselves in urgent situations and need help with these basic needs and dreams. 

Each state has a different capacity and offers different community involvement programs based on their staffing and resources. To find out what is available in your state fill out our contact form below and someone will follow up with you promptly.

Corporate Sponsorship

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

Wells Fargo

Flatirons Church


M3 Construction

Red Rocks Church

Escape Velocity Systems


Group Publishing

1st Bank

Realities for Children

Haven Homes


OtterCares Foundation

McDonnell Family Foundation

Lubert Family Foundation

Haro Bikes – John Buultjens

Hey Day

Timberline Church

American Furniture Warehouse

Larry H. Miller Jeep/Chrysler

Redwood Trust Employee Foundation

Our Staff

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National Staff

Julie Mavis

Founder – National Director

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Lori Bruegman

National Project Manager

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Simon Lovell

Creatives & Web

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Mimi Salonen

Events & Marketing

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Laurie Zauche

Operations Manager

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Shelby Mavis

Social Media

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Jaalah Neerhof

Social Worker

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


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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