Peter Ahlering was a member of the pilot program for Dream Big’s Career Camp in 2017.
He enjoyed the Dream Big program because it allowed him to explore many different job opportunities for people with disabilities at companies and corporations around St. Louis. He learned about several opportunities for internships as well.
“He had such a great experience with the Dream Big program. It was wonderful for Peter to see that local companies are open to hiring people with a different view of the world because they are untapped potential and they have so much of value to offer” said Ruthie Ahlering, Peter’s mom.
Dream Big offered Peter not only the opportunity to learn about the corporate landscape of Saint Louis, but also connect with other like-minded students that he found shared goals and interests with.
“I had an enjoyable week meeting new people and getting to see and explore these companies,” said Peter.
Peter is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and is now attending Saint Louis Community College at Meramec with an interest in graphic design. He is also enrolled in Algebra 2 and English Composition.
Thanks to the amazing candidates, like Peter, Dream Big’s first year was a great success.