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. Dream4TK was a completely student-run grassroots group and hoped to continue inspiring others as their mission lived on past their inaugural trip.
Now functioning as its own nonprofit organization under a new name, The Dream Project is dedicated to empowering a new generation of young adults to become leaders in their community through service and civic engagement. In practice, that means helping them plan something extraordinary, like a bike ride across the country, in order to make an impact in the work of incredible local charities.