Dreamer Scholars, Staff, and Families Celebrate Together at Holiday Parties
Thanks to generous Holiday Dreams donors, Dreamer Scholars and their families are the glad recipients of lovely holiday gifts at each class's holiday party.

Alicia Sanchez Dreamer Scholars celebrated on December 2nd with dinner and treats, a photo booth, and lots of holiday fun and gifts.
Program staff created a winter wonderland theme in Flatirons Church's Lafayette campus. Thanks to Flatirons for hosting this wonderful event!

A big thanks to every Holiday Dreams donor who is making the season brighter for the families and children we serve.
Dream Bold & Bright with us on Colorado Gives Day, December 10
This holiday season, we're dreaming BOLD and Bright, being partners with students and families as they discover and achieve their dreams. Join us! Make a gift today or schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation for maximum impact.

If you're a Dreamer Scholar Sponsor and haven't yet made your annual gift, now is a great time to increase your impact when you make that gift!
Buell Foundation Continues Amazing Support of Dreamer Scholars
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Since we continue to not charge tuition or fees for any of our programs, we remain deeply grateful to our funding partners who ensure that we uphold the highest quality programming for our youth.

For the 2019-20 school year, the Buell Foundation awarded IHDF $25,000 in support of our Dreamer Scholar Empowerment Program.
These funds will help provide training to IHDF staff and comprehensive sexual health education to Dreamer Scholars through direct programming, parent engagement, and alternative activities in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Rockies.

IHDF is grateful to the Buell Foundation for remaining one of our most steadfast supporters since 1999.

Learn more about "I Have A Dream's" partners and supporters at our website .
Highlights From Fall 2019 Sponsor Update
In November, Dreamer Scholar Sponsors attended an update meeting, where staff shared successes and challenges from program sites as well as high-level strategy for the organization. Here are a few highlights from the meeting:

  • As you've heard, Lori Canova is retiring and will be working to help "I Have A Dream" as we transition to new leadership
  • VP of Programs Garett Brownlee Plantz shared that we now have 13 program sites, serving 750 students. This represents rapid growth and achievements exceeding our 5-year goals established in 2015.
  • We are entering a strategic planning process to discern what the next 5 years will look like for the organization.
  • Program Director Seth shared the story of Josh, a student who has recently recommitted to school after considering dropping out. Josh's relationships with trusted adults like Seth have helped him make this decision to recommit to his studies.

Dreamer Scholar Sponsors support "I Have A Dream" with a pledge of $3,000 per year for 10 years.
Take a Program Tour and
See our Impact in Action!
We have a program tour coming up and we'd love to see you!

Join our Diagonal Class at the Diagonal Court Housing Site in Boulder on January 14th from 4-6 pm.
Thanks, 2019 Corporate Dream-Makers!
This work wouldn't be possible without you!