Dream Chasers is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to closing the opportunity gaps in the South and Midwest by creating student-led communities guided by school counselors. We do this through our four main methods:
Student-Led Peer Mentorship
Our model is fully student-led and matches middle schoolers with high school students, and the same high schoolers with college students. Senior mentors provide encouragement, lead college-readiness and leadership trainings, and help students find opportunities.
S.H.I.P. - School Help Is Possible College Scholarship Search App
A $.99 mobile app that allows students to find scholarships for college or graduate school based on their interests inside and outside the classroom. The app has been out since this past June and has had over 1,100 downloads as a Prototype project.
Community Engagement Events and Workshops
Dream Chasers provides our community engagement events and workshops for the communities that we serve. This may come in the form of a skate night at a local skating rink or a scholarship workshop hosted by our founder AJ Wilson, winner of over 1.3 million dollars worth of scholarships.
Student-Led Community Service Projects
Dream Chasers helps organize student-led community service projects once a month. The students in our mentorship program will pick an issue that is important to them and then they will create plans of action to serve the community.