INSPIRING DREAMS,
ENABLING FUTURES…

FOR KIDS GROWING UP IN MATERIAL HARDSHIP

Tearii

10 Years old

Dream: To be in the Army

I Have a Dream works with Kiwi kids for 15 years, from age 5 to 20, supporting them to navigate their own path out of material hardship and into academic and life success.

We Empower Each Dreamer With:

A Navigator

I Have a Dream Navigators encourage and support their individual group of kids, teaching them the life skills and academic assistance they need to succeed.

A 15 Year Journey

There’s no quick-fix to child poverty. I Have a Dream is focused on long-term solutions, using an evidence-based, whole-child approach to work with Kiwi kids from their first years at school until they turn 20.

An equitable opportunity

I Have a Dream doesn’t work only with the most talented or at-risk children. Our program is available to every child in the low-decile schools in which we work.

  • Tearii's Story

    Creating a beautiful future

    Age 10 years old
    Talent Self-discipline
    Dream To be in the Army

    Tearii’s dream involves training his sights on a career in the  Army! Among other things, his navigator is teaching him  the importance of self-discipline. This skill, along with his passion for schoolwork, is holding Tearii in good stead, helping him stay focused and on target to achieve his dream.

    Age 10 years old
    Talent Self-discipline
    Dream To be in the Army

    Tearii’s dream involves training his sights on a career in the  Army! Among other things, his navigator is teaching him  the importance of self-discipline. This skill, along with his passion for schoolwork, is holding Tearii in good stead, helping him stay focused and on target to achieve his dream.

  • Jaxon's Story

    Creating a beautiful future

    Age 10 years old
    Talent Loves learning
    Dream To be a teacher

    Taking inspiration from her mum, Jaxon is keen to follow in her footsteps, with a dream of becoming a teacher. She is taking on board the lessons and advice she is receiving from both her mum and dad, and her Navigator. With a keen understanding of the crucial part education will play in achieving her goal, Jaxon is well on her way to making her dream become a reality.

    Age 10 years old
    Talent Loves learning
    Dream To be a teacher

    Taking inspiration from her mum, Jaxon is keen to follow in her footsteps, with a dream of becoming a teacher. She is taking on board the lessons and advice she is receiving from both her mum and dad, and her Navigator. With a keen understanding of the crucial part education will play in achieving her goal, Jaxon is well on her way to making her dream become a reality.

  • Amelia's Story

    From shy to shining

    Age 24 years old
    Talent Visual design
    Dream To be a fashion designer

    From shy to shining! Amelia started out with I Have A Dream as a reserved 7 year old who wondered what her future would hold. From those tentative early steps, and an initial dream of becoming a Doctor, Amelia has blossomed into a confident young woman, who has proudly graduated with a degree – the first in her family to do so. Amelia is now living her dream, fashioning a career as a fashion designer.

    Age 24 years old
    Talent Visual design
    Dream To be a fashion designer

    From shy to shining! Amelia started out with I Have A Dream as a reserved 7 year old who wondered what her future would hold. From those tentative early steps, and an initial dream of becoming a Doctor, Amelia has blossomed into a confident young woman, who has proudly graduated with a degree – the first in her family to do so. Amelia is now living her dream, fashioning a career as a fashion designer.

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