The DREAM BIG program strives to empower college and technical school-bound youth with disabilities to dream big about their future. The program aims to show students that they can do many things that their non-disabled peers can do, and they should not limit their career goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DREAM BIG CAREER CAMP
The DREAM BIG Career Camp is a week-long day camp that meets from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
Camps focus on professional development skills and showcase careers in STEM fields.
Students will learn self-advocacy, goal-setting, independent living and disability rights, college readiness, financial literacy, professionalism and more.
Students will have fun, make friends, discover careers and gain confidence and skills.
Partner companies lead activities and games with DREAM BIG staff and camp counselors all via the Zoom video conference platform. We can provide laptops for students who need one.
All students will receive a DREAM BIG Swag Bag delivered to their home before the start of camp!
VIEW TO LEARN ABOUT OUR 2020 VIRTUAL CAMPS
2020 VIRTUAL CAMP SCHEDULE & FEES
Participants will spend each day of the week exploring careers with one of our partner companies and learn the necessary skills to attain them. All camp sessions will be hosted via Zoom.
June 1-5 | DREAM BIG Career Camp Week 1 – Participating companies include Boeing, Bayer and Danforth Plant Science Center.
July 13-17 |DREAM BIG Career Camp Week 2 – Participating companies include Nestle Purina, Wells Fargo Advisors, Clayco and Boeing Horizon X.
TBD | DREAM BIG Career Camp Week 3
Virtual camp fees are $100 for one week or $150 for both June & July weeks. Scholarship options are available.
Register Your Child in Two Easy Steps:
1. Complete the brief interest form below to receive a phone meeting. (A parent or guardian must be present during the meeting.)
2. Complete camp registration and attend an in-person interview with a parent or guardian.
CAMPERS & PARENTS LOVE DREAM BIG
Learn from Chris and Ron Kaiser about ways DREAM BIG helped their son find his professional interests and create a plan to reach his ambitions after college.
VolunteerAlmost weekly, we’re looking for volunteers that are actively working in a professional setting to help educate, advise or partner as part of our adult and youth candidate programs.
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