Young Dreamers United was created to encourage the youth to define their vision for success and then provide them with the necessary steps, skills, and resources to achieve it.
What is the YDU?
Young Dreamers United is a Non-Profit Business Licence that can be purchased by an individual or an organization that has a vested interest in developing a generation of young leaders and inspiring them to pursue their passions and dreams. This Non-Profit Organization supports a college student to middle school student mentor relationship. The organization’s core values include: Empowerment, Growth, & Action and our campaign is to encourage the youth to define their vision for success and then help them to achieve it. We accomplish this by empowering the students through personal and intellectual growth, and then illustrate the actions that must be taken in order to achieve their true potential. We have developed a series of lessons and activities that walk students through the various stages of personal development. Our core topics include Knowing Yourself, Personal Strengths, Taking the First Step, Obstacles, Teamwork, Conflict, and Re-definition of Self.
Our program is designed to help middle school students discover themselves and lay the foundation for success in wherever their dreams may lead them. We accomplish this through a series of thought provoking lessons and activities designed and administered by our college level members. The college students fill a much needed mentor role in the lives of these middle school children and provide the encouragement and support necessary for them to succeed. The lessons taught have the intention of helping middle school students discover themselves while encouraging them to embrace their own unique gifts and talents in pursuit of their dreams. We also use these activities to address many issues that have developed as a result of the remanences of a segregated society. We tackle tough issues like race, religion, gender roles, bullying, and socioeconomic status and present them in such a way that these middle school students understand them as well as provide solutions that the middle school students can implement right now to help combat them.