Educate. Empower. Achieve.

At the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Boulder County, we believe that when given equal access to the resources they need to succeed, all children can ignite their innate potential and achieve their dreams. We partner with youth and their families as they successfully navigate school, college, and career by providing long-term, holistic academic, social, and emotional programming for our Dreamer Scholars – from 1st grade through college – and supporting Dreamer Scholars with postsecondary scholarships.

The Numbers


Dreamers are over
 3x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree 
than their peers who experience income inequality.


91% of Dreamers 
graduate High School,
 compared to 74% of 
students experiencing income inequality 


College graduates 
earn, on average, 
an additional $1 Million 
in lifetime earnings.

Our Individualized Support

Don’t just take our word for it.

"Serving as a Notre Dame AmeriCorps member for 'I Have A Dream' has been the perfect experience."

- Hansen Millison (2015- 2017)

"They inspire me to be the best I can be: in my personal life and in my work life."

- Genevieve Spina (2015- 2017)

"When I grow up, I want to be a teacher because teachers help kids to learn and keep them safe."

- Gabby, Second Grade

"These young people are talented and motivated and will benefit whatever office is fortunate enough to host them in an internship."

- Stan Garnett, Former Boulder County District Attorney

"Every student deserves a cheerleader - someone who believes in their capabilities and a bright future."

- Molly Griffith, Volunteer

  • “I am grateful there are so many other volunteers out there willing to sacrifice for and guide these students. If I can help keep them safe in the vehicles they travel to and from programs in, I guess I get to contribute to their success in a modest way.”

    Janice Cochran

  • "I love the work of 'I Have A Dream' because the organization's philosophy recognizes that change takes time, and supporting kids and their families through all grades and all stages of development and growth are key to allowing children to become happy, successful, and confident."

    Megan Foskett

  • "It's like a second family to me. Once you're part of 'I Have A Dream,' there's always some way to come back and connect."

    Carlos Lerma