“Dare To Dream”
The Dare to Dream “DTD” class is designed to inspire program participants to Dream about the “what if’s” in life and how to be empowered through the choices that you make each day. It addresses personal and professional development, financial education, health and wellness and much more. The goal of this course is to equip participants with a life plan, strategies to achieve goals, and the support and skills to be successful.
“Dare To Dream Team”
The Dare To Dream Team is a faith-based opportunity to volunteer as a mentors or coaches in groups of 2 or more assigned to support and encourage participants who have successfully completed the Dare To Dream (DTD) class. The Dare To Dream Team develops a relationship of trust and respect with the DTD program graduates to provide consistent, as-needed, guidance and support. Dare To Dream Team mentors agree to a year commitment, to meet weekly developing relationships with program participants, offering their skills and talents, and working to help overcome barriers to success. In addition, Dare To Dream Team mentors are asked to go through a screening process that includes a criminal background check and personal references. They are required to attend an initial mentor training session.
The Dream Center is a place for the families of the Highland Crest (Hi-Crest) neighborhood to come and search for jobs, take job skills classes, practice interviewing and further their careers. Program participants will be enrolled in the Dare to Dream program and be assisted by Dream Center volunteers and/or their Dream Team mentors.
“Keeping The Lights On”
a mentoring program where low-income individuals or families of the Highland Crest (Hi-Crest) neighborhood are eligible for emergency financial assistance for a variety of crisis situations, to include help with eviction, foreclosure, and utilities. Program participants will be enrolled in Dare To Dream program that includes financial literacy classes, in addition to receiving emergency financial assistance.