If selected, each 2 person Dreamstarter-Mentor team must participate in Dreamstarter Academy, a multi-day training program to be held in Washington, DC in from April 27-May 1, 2019. 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. An additional $2,000 (for a total grant of $12,000 per Dreamstarter project) will be granted for grant-related travel including:
- Each Dreamstarter-Mentor team’s transportation to arrive at Dreamstarter Academy by 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 27 and depart on May 1, 2019 and any additional travel expenses. Dreamstarter Academy lodging, meals, workshops and materials will be provided by Running Strong.
- Travel to visit another Dreamstarter’s project
- Other Dreamstarter project related travel.