2018 Dream Projects

In our Spring 2018 pilot, Dream Projects entailed one or two conversations and “hands on” exposure to a relevant activity (e.g. taking photographs; acting out a script; reviewing architectural plans).

We were thrilled that ALL participating students had the opportunity to meet with a community partner to discuss passions and dreams!

In the words of our students, Dream Catcher helped me….

“…because it explained exactly what I need to do to achieve this dream.”

“…to understand that I am not alone and should reach out when possible.”

“…because I found out about new opportunities to pursue my dream.”

 

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            Dreams We Caught

All of these students connected with community partners around a shared passion!

Adrian: I would like the opportunity to meet a neurosurgeon.  This would be amazing because my mother was diagnosed with a neurological disorder. I would expect to learn about our brain and the way it works.

Adrian: I would like the opportunity to meet a neurosurgeon. This would be amazing because my mother was diagnosed with a neurological disorder. I would expect to learn about our brain and the way it works.

Alexa:   I would like the opportunity to meet a soccer player  so I know what it takes to become a professional soccer player. I'm really dedicated to soccer. Becoming a soccer player means a lot to me because it is my favorite sport.

Alexa: I would like the opportunity to meet a soccer player so I know what it takes to become a professional soccer player. I'm really dedicated to soccer. Becoming a soccer player means a lot to me because it is my favorite sport.

Angel:   I would like to the opportunity to meet a surgeon.  I want to be a surgeon to help figure out what is wrong with people. Also, to give them the treatment to help them recover faster.

Angel: I would like to the opportunity to meet a surgeon. I want to be a surgeon to help figure out what is wrong with people. Also, to give them the treatment to help them recover faster.

Azeleth:   I would like the opportunity to meet a lawyer  because I would like to be a lawyer. Also, I can know which type of lawyer I would like to be. Moreover, I can know what I need to do to become one.

Azeleth: I would like the opportunity to meet a lawyer because I would like to be a lawyer. Also, I can know which type of lawyer I would like to be. Moreover, I can know what I need to do to become one.

Christian: I would like to opportunity to meet a professional photographer , so I can learn photography skills and see what this job is like.

Christian: I would like to opportunity to meet a professional photographer, so I can learn photography skills and see what this job is like.

Chyler:   I would like the opportunity to meet with a music producer  and learn how to work in a recording studio. I would like to do this, so I can use music to give kids who are underprivileged coping skills to work through anger and sadness in their lives.

Chyler: I would like the opportunity to meet with a music producer and learn how to work in a recording studio. I would like to do this, so I can use music to give kids who are underprivileged coping skills to work through anger and sadness in their lives.

Daisy:   I would like the opportunity to meet a police officer . My dream is to become a police officer. This is important to me because I would like the world to be a better place and make people proud.

Daisy: I would like the opportunity to meet a police officer. My dream is to become a police officer. This is important to me because I would like the world to be a better place and make people proud.

Jimena:   I would like the opportunity to meet a pediatrician  and visit Anschutz Medical Campus because I want to be a pediatrician. I want to see what it would feel like and what my future would look like.

Jimena: I would like the opportunity to meet a pediatrician and visit Anschutz Medical Campus because I want to be a pediatrician. I want to see what it would feel like and what my future would look like.

Kathleen:   I would like the opportunity to meet a rapper . This is important to me because I want to spread the message of mental health, politics, and my story. I want to record and produce a song and upload it to sound cloud.

Kathleen: I would like the opportunity to meet a rapper. This is important to me because I want to spread the message of mental health, politics, and my story. I want to record and produce a song and upload it to sound cloud.

Laylah: I would like the opportunity to meet an actress.  This is important to me because I would like advice about acting skills. I don't have any actors in my family, so I don't have much knowledge about acting, but I would like to have an acting job or help with the crew.

Laylah: I would like the opportunity to meet an actress. This is important to me because I would like advice about acting skills. I don't have any actors in my family, so I don't have much knowledge about acting, but I would like to have an acting job or help with the crew.

Lilly :  I would like the opportunity to meet a trained pilot  and take flying lessons. This is important to me because I am passionate about aerospace and would like to have the skills to better understand aerospace.

Lilly: I would like the opportunity to meet a trained pilot and take flying lessons. This is important to me because I am passionate about aerospace and would like to have the skills to better understand aerospace.

Mario :  I would like the opportunity to meet an interior designer.  This is important to me because see myself in the future designing houses. Also, I think it would be good to go on house tours with someone that does interior design.

Mario: I would like the opportunity to meet an interior designer. This is important to me because see myself in the future designing houses. Also, I think it would be good to go on house tours with someone that does interior design.

Molly:   I would like the opportunity to meet a wildlife preservationist  and ideally shadow this person .  I'm especially interested in helping predatory animals. Felines are my favorite!

Molly: I would like the opportunity to meet a wildlife preservationist and ideally shadow this person. I'm especially interested in helping predatory animals. Felines are my favorite!

Mia:   I would like the opportunity to meet with a makeup artist . Meeting with a makeup artist would be a good opportunity to experience what makeup artists do and how they do it. This is important to me because I would like to become a makeup artist.

Mia: I would like the opportunity to meet with a makeup artist. Meeting with a makeup artist would be a good opportunity to experience what makeup artists do and how they do it. This is important to me because I would like to become a makeup artist.

Natalie :  I would love the opportunity to meet an astronomer . My dream is to become an astronomer. I want to know what it takes to become an astronomer. I don’t have any members of my family into science, and this would be an amazing opportunity for me.

Natalie: I would love the opportunity to meet an astronomer. My dream is to become an astronomer. I want to know what it takes to become an astronomer. I don’t have any members of my family into science, and this would be an amazing opportunity for me.

Nathalia: I would the opportunity to meet a writer  because I would like to be an author for young adult readers. Meeting a writer would help me get an idea of the process before making a book.

Nathalia: I would the opportunity to meet a writer because I would like to be an author for young adult readers. Meeting a writer would help me get an idea of the process before making a book.

Paola:   I would like the opportunity to meet and talk to a pediatrician , so they could teach me skills or tell me what it takes to become a pediatrician. I want to be a pediatrician because I want to be able to help out kids if they are sick or just be able to check on them and see if everything is okay with them.

Paola: I would like the opportunity to meet and talk to a pediatrician, so they could teach me skills or tell me what it takes to become a pediatrician. I want to be a pediatrician because I want to be able to help out kids if they are sick or just be able to check on them and see if everything is okay with them.

Ronnell: I would like the opportunity to meet a pilot  because I would like to become a pilot. I would like to get my pilots license to fly people wherever they want.

Ronnell: I would like the opportunity to meet a pilot because I would like to become a pilot. I would like to get my pilots license to fly people wherever they want.