Project Dream Day: A Mini-Grant Story
Mr. Large is an Indiana teacher who believes service and philanthropy are integral parts of overall character education. "Students learn about the importance of giving and paying it forward."
Just over 50 K-12 students participated in the service project 'Project Dream Day'. Mr. Large referred to the Learning to Give resource Philanthropy 101 and applied for a mini-grant.
Project Dream Day was a program created to give high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience a "dream day" of their own creation, where they didn't feel any limit to what they could do. Students participated in "match-making" activities to help create projects and moments for their peers.
Hailee and Louis were student leaders on Project Dream Day 2017-18. They even put together blogs about Project Dream Day! The idea has become a legacy project that will grow and expand each year.
The $1,000 Learning to Give mini-grant supported each Dream Day effort; from buying tickets and meals and decorations to so much more.
Mr. Large, as well as students Hailee and Louis, participated in an interview about Project Dream Day. Watch and listen here!