There’s a reason we call DREAM alumni “Legends.” All DREAM scholars graduate ready to embark on best-fit college and career paths—with the power and support of the entire DREAM community behind them. What do DREAM Legends bring to the table? Let’s talk about it.
of DREAM Charter High School youth are students of color
of DREAM Charter High School’s founding class of seniors graduated in 2021
what makes a legend?
No two DREAM graduates are the same—but our work to level the playing field means they all have the same access to opportunity. Here’s what that looks like at DREAM, and how it sets us apart from other schools.
We teach more than just hard skills.
By the time they graduate, all DREAM students have taken a minimum of two AP classes and defended a portfolio of work as a capstone activity—but they’ve also learned invaluable interpersonal skills and gained social-emotional intelligence as a part of DREAM’s commitment to our Whole Child model.
We grow our own leaders.
From student government to their first summer jobs, our students learn early on that they can be leaders and changemakers in their own communities.
Our students know what it means to be a member of a team.
DREAM’s roots in baseball and softball and our commitment to keeping students active foster a culture where all students have access to team-based extracurriculars—and the lessons that come with being part of a team.
Support from DREAM doesn’t end when our scholars graduate high school. Our Legends Fellows program offers alumni the following supports to ensure completion of their post-secondary path:
Transition to College:
4-Week Summer Bridge Program designed to prepare rising freshmen for the college transition.
Access to career workshops, conferences, networking opportunities, career mentors, and internships.
On-campus visits, care packages, and alumni reunion events.
Near-peer mentorship opportunities, community service initiatives, and the Legends Leadership Council. Plus, our Alumni Council, a newly launched DREAM leadership board, centers and engages the alumni voice at DREAM.
- Jared Francis, Managing Director of High School and Leadership Development
- Isaac Yearwood, DREAM ‘18, Yale University ‘22
meet the class of 2021
When we think about DREAM’s extended-day, extended-year model, the strongest proof that it works is our alumni. Every one of them has benefited from DREAM’s robust in- and out-of-school programming—from that first group of kids to step onto the Field of Dreams in 1991, all the way to our first-ever seniors, the Class of 2021. Experience DREAM Charter High School’s historic graduation day in this powerful recap video.