We envision a world in which young adults dream big with the goal of bettering their communities.
The Dream Project helps young adults grow into leaders within their communities through service and philanthropy. In practice, that means cross-country fundraising and volunteering trips to support the work of charitable organizations. We bridge the gap between nonprofits doing great work and young adults who want to give back to the communities around them.
In doing so, The Dream Project sets our riders up for a lifetime of prioritizing civic engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy that lasts long after they get off their bikes.
It started with a dream.
In 2013, a group of five college students from Rutgers University set out to raise awareness for the plight of pediatric cancer patients. To pursue this goal, they biked 1,615 miles from New Brunswick, New Jersey to Disney World in Orlando, Florida over the course of one month that summer. With the help of sponsors, friends, and family the riders were able to make their crazy, seemingly impossible idea a reality. The group, referred to as Dream4TK, was a completely student-run grassroots initiative that hoped to continue inspiring others as their passion for helping others continued to live past their inaugural trip.
Dream4TK has evolved into The Dream Project thanks to the continued dedication of one of those first riders, Gabrielle Rossi.
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Learn more by emailing email@example.com and reading our trip guidewhich contains everything you need to know about joining the Dream Team.
Dreamers need to raise a fundraising minimum in order to participate on their trip. Don't worry, we'll provide all the tools and resources you need to succeed.
Dreamers also provide service to the community in partnership with local charities. Each participant volunteers at least eight hours a month at their team's charity leading up to the start of their journey.
Talk about the trip of a lifetime! Take in the sights, eat regional delicacies, snap some pics, and meet the people who make up the country. Along the way, you'll continue to volunteer at charities that champion a similar mission to the one you're supporting back home.
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