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.

About Dream Makers

Dream Makers supports older youth who are at risk of aging out or who have already aged out of foster care system. Every year, 23,000 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.

SPOTLIGHT

ENGAGING BUSINESSES

 

Annie was surprised by Dream Makers with a new camera and a flight to Nashville to meet award-winning photographer, artist, and entrepreneur, Jeremy Cowart (pictured with Annie).

 

We are just so thankful that people, like Jeremy, say yes to caring about kids who have come from really hard places!

 

 While the day with Jeremy was inspiring to Annie, her response to us at AKB and Dream Makers has been more than inspiring to us. Our hearts grew bigger just watching the connection between these artists and Annie’s words of gratitude.

 

ANNIE WRITES:

 “I’m currently headed home to Seattle and typing this from miles above in the air. Part of me still feels like yesterday was a complete dream, but maybe that’s because it absolutely was! I was surprised by God through Dream Makers yet again, as they flew me out to Franklin, TN for a trip that has so deeply touched me. Yesterday I got to have lunch with one of my biggest creative inspirations, Jeremy Cowart, followed by time in his incredible studio where he took us behind the scenes of where the magic happens. Not only have I been impacted + inspired by his creativity, talent, and art — I’ve now been touched by his heart.

 

Getting to spend my time in Tennessee brought such healing to the inner parts of me. I felt so seen, so loved, and so cared for by Dream Makers and AKB. The purity in their hearts to declare belonging over every foster youth/those aging out and to place them in forever families is changing countless lives and I know will continue to! What a gift. Truly. I’ll always continually tell God to use my story as He pleases for His glory. These movements are cultivating the narrative of belonging for so many.”

Families forming. Awareness arising. Hearts opening. Seats added. My name is Annie and I belong.

You Can Change These Sobering Statistics By Helping America’s Kids Belong Reduce the Number of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.

There are many worthy causes, so what makes focusing on foster care strategic? Here’s why: Kids who age out of foster care without being connected to a family are far more at risk for the following:

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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.

National Staff

Julie Mavis

Founder

Lori Bruegman

National Project Director

Shelby Mavis

Business Engagement Manager

Simon Lovell

Graphics, Media, & Creatives

Thanks to Our Current Sponsors

Wells Fargo

M3 Construction

CIADA

Realities for Children

OtterCares Foundation

Haro Bikes – John Buultjens

American Furniture Warehouse

Great Way Real Estate and Insurance of Thornton

Flatirons Church

Red Rocks Church

Group Publishing

Haven Homes

McDonnell Family Foundation

Hey Day

Larry H. Miller Jeep/Chrysler

Chick-Fil-A

ViaSat

Escape Velocity Systems

1st Bank

ProSmile

Lubert Family Foundation

Timberline Church

Redwood Trust Employee Foundation

Edward Madigan Foundation

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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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