The Our D.R.E.A.M. Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aimed at entrepreneurial and financial literacy education for youth in underserved communities. Founded in 2015, Our D.R.E.A.M. seeks to address the economic inequality and educational achievement gap by developing future business and community leaders from disadvantaged communities. Through our business-oriented programming, students gain access to information, resources, and mentorship that enhance both their personal, educational, and professional development.

OUR PROGRAMS

THE Y.E.S. PROGRAM

The Y.E.S. (Youth Entrepreneurship Startup) Program is a week-long FREE entrepreneurship summer program for high school students. The program is designed to introduce students to the foundational principles of business, to help cultivate the students’ own ideas and overall entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout the week, the students apply the information they learn, and work in groups to develop a business idea. At the conclusion of the program, students participate in a business pitch competition for awards and prizes. The program features lectures in basic business concepts, along with guest talks and mentorship from experienced regional entrepreneurs.

YOUTH BUSINESS SUMMIT

The Youth Business Summit is a one-day intensive of workshops, panels, and interactive activities focused on teaching principles of entrepreneurship to high school students. Student participants will be introduced to basic business concepts, taken through the process of developing a business idea into a competitive, marketable, financially-fledgling business enterprise. Throughout the day, students will work in teams to participate in various activities, culminating in a business pitch competition in which student groups will present their business ideas. Each team will have 1-2 team coaches to assist and guide them in-group activities throughout the day.

Help in our mission is to develop future business leaders and improve access to economic opportunity through entrepreneurship and financial literacy education.