Youth and their nonprofit organization mentors from Dreamstarter-funded projects will participate in Dreamstarter Academy, a multi-day training program to be held in Washington, DC during a week of April 2017. Dreamstarter Academy will develop leadership skills and help participants tell their stories in person, in writing, and online. Workshops will train participants on working with media, spokesperson and public speaking skills, social media, storytelling, and more. Dreamstarter Academy is also the place for participants to meet other young leaders and receive mentorship from Billy Mills and the Running Strong team. Airfare, lodging, meals, workshops, and materials necessary for Dreamstarters and their nonprofit mentors to attend the Dreamstarter Academy will be provided by Running Strong*.