OUR MISSION

Dream Builders Mission

Dream Builders believes that equitable opportunities are foundational for youth to realize their fullest potential. Our mission is to provide-at-risk youth with access to a diverse and broad set of assets through mentorship, entrepreneurship scholarship, and leadership training. Access to these assets will provide these youth with the necessary skills to succeed academically and professionally, and attain ownership in the development of low-income/highly distressed communities.

IDENTIFIED PROBLEMS

Many communities in St. Louis, Missouri lack the ownership and agency to build a future that they can look forward to with great hope. This is the result of several factors.

37% of properiteis are classified as vacant and appear dilapidated, compared to the state average of only 12%.

56% of resident in the North City zip code are renter compared to the state average of 33%.

Only 13.4% of residents in North City have a bachelors’ degree. There is no pipeline of educated leaders to advance our communities forward.

MENTORSHIP

Providing Dreamers with positive male role models.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Empowering Dreamers to evolve into creative entrepreneurs.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Train Dreamers to become leaders in their community.

SCHOLARSHIP

Assist Dreamers in financing their secondary education cost.

2017 Priorities

Pilot programming with 20 Dreamers (youth); use results to
improve the model for 2018

Partner with an agency for Dreamers to open 529 accounts
Secure funds and resources for pilot and formal 2018 launch

Build organizational infrastructure (administration, people,
structure, operations, board)

Partner with agencies in alignment with our solutions

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