In 2016, we introduced a new project to help jumpstart more dreams for American Indian students: Dreamstarter Teacher.
In 1964, Billy Mills achieved his dream when he won Olympic gold in the 10K run. In 2014, Running Strong started the Dreamstarter program to honor the 50th anniversary of Billy’s historic gold medal win.
Dreamstarter helps Native young people bring their dreams to life and transform their communities. Over the past three years, we’ve selected 30 exceptional Dreamstarters for projects relating to wellness, arts and culture, and education.
As we chose our third cohort of Dreamstarters for projects around the theme of education, we introduced a new project to help jumpstart more dreams for American Indian students: Dreamstarter Teacher.
Running Strong will give away up to $50,000 in grants to teachers who serve American Indian students. We’ll select Dreamstarter Teachers who will use their grants to meet an unmet classroom or school need and encourage Native students to follow their dreams.
Grant funds may be used for almost anything you need for the classroom: resource materials, supplies, equipment, professional development, field trips/transportation, and/or stipends to support for bringing community liaisons into the classroom.
Applications for Fall 2017 Dreamstarter Teachers are now open!
Important Deadlines for Dreamstarter Teachers
- June 15, 2017: Fall 2017 Dreamstarter Yeacher Applications close at 4:00pm EST.
- August 15, 2017: Successful applicants will be notified
- August 15, 2017 - August 1, 2018: All Fall 2018 Dreamstarter Teacher funds must be used during this period.
- Applications for next Dreamstarter Teacher cohort will open Spring 2018
If you have questions or need more information, please email us at Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org
Are you ready to be a Dreamstarter Teacher? Click here to apply now
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