Of the new class, Sonia says, “I’m optimistic and ready for the birth of the newest Dreamer Scholar cohort in the fall. My hope is that, through the "I Have A Dream" program, students will learn more about themselves and others, the value of education, self-empowerment, and a close community.
Over the years, I have realized that my Program Director and AmeriCorps believed in me whole-heartedly, and I internalized this growth mindset, which I carry with me to this day. My goal is to expose the Dreamer Scholars to experiences, support, and knowledge that instills an unwavering understanding that
they are strong
, and that
they each have an important place in this world