It started with a Dream.
In 2013, a group of five college students from Rutgers University set out to raise awareness for 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 28 days that summer. With the help of sponsors, their friends and family, they were able to make their crazy, "impossible" idea a reality. The group, referred to as Dream4TK, was a completely student-run grassroots initiative and hoped to continue inspiring others as their mission continued to live on past their inaugural trip.
Today Dream4TK has evolved into The Dream Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering a new generation of young adults between 18-25 to become leaders within their communities through service and civic engagement. In practice that means adventure-based (think: cross-country bike rides) fundraising initiatives to support the mission of charitable organizations.
The Dream Project knows that young adults want to get involved in their community in a way that is engaging, impactful, and relevant. We bridge the gap between nonprofits doing great work and young adults who could be of help to them- it is a perfect match. The Dream Project envisions a world in which young people dream big with the goal of bettering their communities through service and fundraising. By pledging to take part in one of our Dream Journeys, Dreamers pledge to raise money while committing to a summer of service as they bike towards a brighter tomorrow.
If you’re between the ages of 18-25 and want to find out more information about getting involved, drop us a line. Read everything you need to know about becoming a Dreamer here and apply here. Neither biking nor fundraising experience are required. Interested in donating to the cause or becoming a sponsor? We’d love to hear from you.