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Dreamstarter Teacher

This year, we’re introducing 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 two years, we’ve selected 20 exceptional Dreamstarters for projects relating to health, wellness, arts and culture.

This year, as we choose our third cohort of Dreamstarters for projects around the theme of education, we’re introducing 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.

 

Meet the First Class of Dreamstarter Teachers!

 

Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 Dreamstarter Teachers.

All applications are due by 4:00 pm EST on June 1, 2017. Dreamstarter Teachers will be announced August 1, 2017.

If you have questions or need more information, please email us at Dreamstarter@IndianYouth.org

Are you ready to be a Dreamstarter Teacher? Apply Now

 

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  • Eligibility and Requirements

    Dreamstarter grants are designed to help American Indian youth make a dream come true.

  • Dreamstarter chat

    Chat Live on 11/74/16 at 6pm Eastern Standard Time. Join Running Strong staff and some previous Dreamstarters to talk about Dreamstarter Year 3: Education

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