Help Support the Dream Sponsors, Inc. Essay Challenge!
Wellington, Florida –Dream Sponsors, Inc. a Wellington-based non-profit organization, is collaborating with professional mentor and educator, Darwyn Allen of The Mentorship Institute (Chicago) and Boca Raton High School, to create a platform for educational and cultural exchange through an Essay Writing Competition. 13 students from underserved communities in South Florida who are graduating seniors of The Project Men Club or from Mr. Allen’s African American History classes, will benefit from this collaboration. Likewise, 13 ambitious yet disadvantaged students from schools in western Kenya will be invited to participate. The Kenyan students will be selected by Dream Sponsors Advisory committee in Kenya. The goal is to award 2 winning students, 1 from USA and 1 from Kenya, with an academic scholarship, as well as, reward each of the participants with a meaningful and useful graduation gift.
Dream Sponsors would like to invite the local community: organizations, businesses, family and friends to help raise a total of $780 to purchase the simple yet special graduation gifts we have chosen for the students. This is just $30 per student.
Academic Scholarship Funds per winning student have already been generously donated by The Tom Neumann Allstate Agency in Wellington, FL and by Dream Sponsors via reserve funds.
The intention of this effort is to provide tools and support for the students on both continents to reflect on self and then capture in writing, a description of one’s personal and professional character, in preparation to introduce oneself to college recruiters or to the workplace. It also serves as a platform for cross-continental dialogue and education.
The American and Kenya students will exchange their essays through the Dream Sponsors teams in Florida and Kenya, and each group of students will then vote on the entries from their counterparts. Winners will be announced by Dream Sponsors. Follow @dreamsponsors Facebook page for essay contest details and photo highlights of this effort. Get in touch with us to get involved or to donate towards this cause!
Dream Sponsors, Inc. is a registered 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization based in Wellington, Florida with the mission to provide basic needs and school fees to orphans and vulnerable youth in Kenya, Africa and supporting educational advancement opportunities to disadvantaged youth in South Florida. For more information please see our website www.dreamsponsorsinc.org; follow us on Facebook; or contact our office at (561) 795-2223.