Dare 2 Dream is a fun, creative representation of the power of individuals joining together to inspire change in our community. At the heart of our work is the belief that all students have equal access to higher education. Held at one of our longtime partner sites, Ingraham High School, you’ll have the distinct opportunity to learn about the Dream Project in the very space where the mentoring happens every week.
By engaging with mentors, counselors, parents and, of course, our high-schoolers, you’ll come to feel the magic behind our model of mentorship and and discover what you can do to support this change-making effort in our community.
Wednesday evening, March 6, 2013
Ingraham High School
1819 N 135th Street, Seattle, WA 98133
- 7:00-7:30 Reception: Mingle with undergrads, high school students and friends over appetizers in Ingraham’s cafeteria.
- 7:30-8:30 Classroom Stories: Learn about different aspects of the program through student-led classroom sessions.
- 8:30-9:00 Dare 2 Dream: End the night by raising your paddle to support the work of the Dream Project.
Think high school Homecoming. Letterman jackets, party dresses, and your favorite style from your high school decade are all fair play!
About the Dream Project
The Dream Project is a student-initiated, college-access and retention program that teaches UW students to mentor first-generation and low-income students in King County high schools as they navigate the complex college-admissions process.
The program has a dual-focus approach: one, to give these high schoolers support they may not receive otherwise; and two, to empower undergraduates to understand the link between educational opportunity and social mobility, and then enact change.
We work closely with our sponsoring units at the UW: Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the College of Education. We partner with 16 high schools, spanning seven King County school districts, and serve over 1,700 high school students with the combined efforts of over 550 UW undergraduates.