Dreamer Scholars Celebrated at 20th Annual Dream-Maker Luncheon

Photo of Dreamers courtesy of I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County
The “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County will be hosting its 20th Annual Dream-Maker Luncheon at the Ascent Community Church in Louisville (the former Sam’s Club) on October 5, 2017.

This luncheon is the largest annual fundraiser in Boulder County, and brings nearly 1,000 individuals to hear about “I Have A Dream‘s” program and support the hardworking youth it serves.

I Have A Dream” supports low-income youth in the county with more than a decade of after-school, in-school, and summer programs, including an one-on-one mentoring programming with volunteer role models from the community.

At the luncheon, Dreamer Scholar Alumni, their Parents, Class Sponsors, and supporters will speak at the event. The individuals speaking at the event are just a small number of the huge community our Dreamer Scholars have rallying for them. Each supporter plays a role:

  • Parents learn to advocate for their student within a complicated educational system, while our
  • Program Directors are walking beside the Dreamer Scholars every day at school or in their housing community.
  • Sponsors welcome these youth with open arms to introduce them to their potential, and
  • Mentors provide one-on-one attention outside of programming.
  • Alumni return to volunteer and serve as a real-life illustration of what the program can do, and
  • Donors make it all possible with their financial support.

This group of Dream Believers is recruited and managed by “I Have A Dream” in order to fully support each of these amazing, hardworking youth.

In addition to the event’s testimonials, the Dream-Maker Luncheon will provide an overview of the Boulder County “I Have A Dream” program, which provides its program to low-income youth in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, and Frederick, Colo. Other features of the event include a video made by Matt Corliss Video showing a day in the life of a Dreamer Scholar.

During this celebration of our Dreamer Scholars’ community, the hope is to inspire more people to get involved and help meet the educational challenges facing nearly 16,000 children from low-income families in our community. The goal of this year’s Dream-Maker Luncheon is to sponsor 50 new Dreamer Scholars to add to classes in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, and Frederick. For each one of these sponsored children, “I Have A Dream” will provide them with the long-term, year-round academic support, and address each child’s individual needs with a holistic approach.

Since its founding in 1990, “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County has become one of the largest of the national affiliates, serving more than 1,000 Dreamer Scholars and their families. The success of the program is evident, with more than 90% of Dreamer Scholars graduating from high school (compared to 78% of their peers) and 85% of those graduates entering college or vocational school (compared to 38% of peers) supported by “I Have A Dream‘s” four-year tuition-assistance scholarship.

What: 20th Annual “I Have A Dream” Dream-Maker Luncheon

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11AM – 1PM; Registration begins at 11 AM and the program begins promptly at 11:30 AM

Where: Ascent Community Church, 550 S. McCaslin Blvd., Louisville CO 80027

Why:  To increase awareness of the educational challenges faced by children from low-income families and to develop charitable support and volunteer involvement to sponsor 50 Dreamer Scholars.

How:  To RSVP or to make a donation, call Paulette Warembourg at 303-444-3636 x10 or email to info@ihaveadreamboulder.org

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