DREAM NOW Youth Leadership Program (Ongoing)
The DREAM NOW Program is an intensive youth leadership program that develops the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual competencies critical to future leadership proficiency. "D.R.E.A.M.,” stands for developing responsible, educated, adaptive minds! “D.R.E.A.M. NOW,” reflects the urgency of this critical development to prepare youth for success in education, society and throughout life. The program offers a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule format. The program tailors to any student age demographic to provide age appropriate, stimulating experiences and learning activities that challenge each student at their respective stage of youth.
The DREAM NOW Program provides opportunities for the individual growth and personal development of community youth. It increases the self- esteem, self-confidence and interpersonal relationship skills of those who participate. The DREAM NOW Program has three program focus areas: Responsibility, Education, and Adaptability. The innovative program curriculum provides a unique fusion of leadership development instruction, interactive activities, and field trips. Each program participant obtains an invaluable collection of experiences, knowledge and relationships that has transformational effects on their lives.
DREAM NOW Conference Tour (Ongoing)
Imagine a collection of the nation’s most dynamic and energetic youth motivational speakers on one stage at the same event, inspiring an audience of future leaders on the concept of a dream. For it is a dream that gives purpose and propulsion to achieve accomplishments beyond the imaginable consciousness of most. Those that “dare to dream,” will ultimately lead those who do not.
The DREAM NOW Program Conference Tour is a leadership conference that challenges youth, and young adult participants to dream, while developing critical leadership competencies. The conference is an extension of The D.R.E.A.M Now Program. Participants receive a day of training that will provide a lifetime of relevant knowledge. Experience the power, energy, and excitement as hundreds of people encounter a life changing event that develops a mindset for success, and empowers them to unleash their unlimited power and potential, with the urgency of, “NOW!
DREAM Sports Learning Camps (Summer, Winter & Spring Sessions)
The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and The McMikle Group offer an innovative statewide six-week summer learning camp. Discover the newest model of summer learning programs that enrich the lives of learners through a three-tiered approach to student development. DREAM Sports Camp is an engaging, interactive and intensive summer youth sports leadership camp that provides a unique fusion of daily STEM based educational instruction; leadership training and development along with sport specific coaching and instruction to produce better athletic performance. The program provides a safe, secure and structured environment dedicated to maximizing the full potential of each child. Hosted on the Windsor (CT) High School campus and utilizing the Windsor sports complex, DREAM Sports Summer Learning Camp is open to students entering the 1st - 10th grades from any school in the state of Connecticut. At the end of each camp session, every camper leaves the program with fresh new perspectives, knowledge, relationships and an invaluable collection of life changing experiences that are transformational in nature.
Daddy Daughter Dance - Fatherhood Initiative (February 2019)
Dream Drivers Foundation in conjunction with the Windsor Public Schools will host the fourth annual Windsor Daddy Daughter's Dance on Saturday, February 9, 2017. This evening features an elegant evening of music, pictures, dinner and dancing for daughters of all ages and their fathers (grandfathers, uncles or other significant male figures). The 2018 event featured 330 attendants who partied the night away. Visit 2019daddydaughtersdance.eventbrite.com to register.
Family Night Festival (June 2019)
June 2019 will mark the first annual family night festival in Windsor, Connecticut. This event will feature a large assortment of games, contests, competitions and live entertainment along with a number of other featured surprises. The event will be Dream Drivers Foundation's first official family engagement event. Stay tuned for more details. Join our mailing list below to receive updates.
WISE Network (Ongoing)
(Women Impacting, Supporting and Empowering)
The WISE Network is a movement of women dedicated to the betterment of self, families and community.
This network gathers on a bi-weekly schedule to discuss a variety of life issues in a welcoming, safe space group environment where women are free to share, process information and leverage the support of this powerful network for personal growth. Each facilitated week features a specific discussion topic and often includes guest speakers, facilitators and or lecturers.
MALE Network (Ongoing)
(Men Achieving and Leading with Excellence)
The MALE Network is a community and movement of purpose-driven men who desire to me the most effective and impactful man possible. Channeling the concept that, “iron sharpens iron,” this network gathers on a quarterly basis to support and empower each other’s unique journey; fellowship in coordinated activity; seek ways for betterment and to leverage opportunities to create a collective impact representative of the power of the group.