Dream Project

Dream Project hosts 2 large events on campus every year to provide opportunities to work with students outside of our weekly visits.

Spring BBQ

Spring BBQ is the first event Dream Project holds with its junior cohort. The event occurs annually during the first week in May. High school juniors from Dream Project’s partner high schools take a field trip to the the University of Washington–Seattle campus to experience a day in the life of a college student. During the event, high school students take a tour of the campus, experience a lecture from a faculty member, and are provided with a BBQ-style lunch and entertainment. It is our belief that it’s exciting and inspiring for students to physically visit a college campus and is an important part of envisioning themselves in college. Transportation is coordinated through each high school, and permission slips must be signed by parents or guardians to allow students to attend. Once on campus, Dream Project will provide food, tour guides, and information for the event to each student.

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Admissions Workshop Weekend

Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) is the largest on-campus event that the University of Washington Dream Project hosts. The event occurs annually during a Saturday in October. College admissions counselors, writing tutors, and Dream Project mentors are present during the event to support students in applying to colleges and post-secondary education opportunities. Regardless of where students are in the college application process, be it having their final draft ready or just starting from scratch, they will receive support through to completion and have all of their questions answered. Assistance with completing financial aid paperwork and scholarship applications is also available. There is also a Resource Fair featuring representatives from different colleges and post-secondary programs for students to explore at the event. Lunch and limited transportation is provided for students.

Over 250 high school students came to work with us on their post-secondary plans--mostly college applications.