You Are the Change

You can make all the difference in the world. Dreams for Kids has always been a grassroots organization, inspired by ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. Are you next? You can mentor a youth, volunteer at one of our events, serve on one of our dynamic boards. You can be the change!


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Become a mentor. We need college age and professional mentors. Help us at one of our events. Join one of our boards.

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Are you a student who wants to learn how to be an entrepreneur? Are you a youth who wants to join one of our events as a participant or a volunteer?

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Are you a youth looking to lead today?

We are preparing youth to create the future today. You have what it takes. You can learn how to become a true social entrepreneur and be mentored by college peers and business professionals as you build your own social enterprise. You can change the world now. And you can meet some of the most dynamic people who can help your future career. This is your moment. You are the generation who will change the world.

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Youth Define Their Fate - and Create a Better Future for Others

My name is Cortez Alexander. I was born 1lb. 7oz as a result of my parents drug addictions. My early life was difficult and I was drifting and fighting my way through high school. I found Dreams for Kids online and the whole world opened up to me. I realized I had something to give and I have been giving ever since.

I recently graduated from DePaul University and have received a scholarship to study for a Master of Arts in International Education Management and Public Administration (IEM/MPA) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Today I am a Global Youth Ambassador and I am committed to help bring peace and lasting change to the world.