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Want to connect your
classroom to the real world?
Become a DreamEducator.

DreamWakers enables 4th- to 12th-grade educators to bring industry leaders into their classroom to broaden students' perspectives and enhance class lesson plans with real-world examples. DreamWakers provides services free of charge to educators at schools that serve students from low-income households and/or are in exceptionally rural districts.

The two most important requirements for educators are internet access and inquisitive students! If you will join virtual sessions from a physical classroom, you'll need a computer with a webcam and microphone. For remote classrooms, students can join virtually on their own devices.

INTRODUCE CAREER ROLE MODELS
We believe that students can't be what they can't see. DreamWakers' volunteer speakers represent not only varied career paths but also diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as gender identities. We are able to connect students with vetted role models that are inspiring and relatable.

ENHANCE CRITICAL THINKING + COMPREHENSION
Effective engagement encourages students to discern a speaker’s key points, consider the speaker’s assumptions, ask relevant questions, articulate their own ideas, and build upon the ideas of others. Additionally, the speaker highlights how they employ a variety of subjects to be professionally effective.

ELIMINATE BARRIERS TO ACCESS
In pursuit of equity of access to career role models and inspiration, we are dedicated to working with teachers and students in under-resourced communities. DreamWakers is committed to providing our services free of charge to schools where at least 50% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

CONNECT CURRICULUM TO CAREER
Speaking directly with professionals from a wide variety of industries enables students to understand the real-world applicability of classroom curriculum and increases interest in subject matter.

DreamEducator One-Pager

Looking for more info? Check out our one-pager here.

Want to change the world
on your lunch break?
Become a DreamSpeaker.

DreamWakers is committed to fostering big dreams and new visions in the hearts and minds of young people across America. We look for professionals who are passionate about their careers and are able to articulate their role to students of all ages.

BE A ROLE MODEL
We believe that students can't be what they can't see. DreamWakers' volunteer speakers represent not only varied career paths but also diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as gender identities. We are able to connect students with vetted role models that are inspiring and relatable.

VOLUNTEER FROM YOUR DESK (OR HOME!)
Our unique volunteering model makes it easier than ever to give back. Using your phone, tablet, or computer you can connect to classrooms across the country without even leaving the office or your home.

SHARE YOUR PASSION + PURPOSE
Speakers share that the experience of articulating their reasoning for pursuing a career in their field is fulfilling and furthers professional development. 

INSPIRE A GENERATION
By speaking directly with the next generation of young talent you can inspire students to pursue careers in your sector and increase awareness of your work.

DreamSpeaker One-Pager

Looking for more info? Check out our one-pager here.

Want to expose students to
careers in your industry?
Become a DreamPartner.

DreamWakers highlights the commitment and generosity of our corporate partners in all that we do. We happily work with each organization to determine a robust marketing strategy to best underscore your contributions and impact.

INSPIRE A GENERATION
Inspire our next generation of young talent to pursue their passions in your industry, supporting a diverse workforce pipeline — all without leaving the office!

DIMINISH THE OPPORTUNITY GAP
Expose an array of future leaders to professions they may not otherwise encounter.

BRING DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES INTO THE WORKPLACE
Tap into prospective users, markets, and trends from youth across the U.S.

SHINE A LIGHT ON YOUR PUBLIC SERVICE
Shine a light on the talent and public service of your star employees to digital audiences around the world through DreamWakers’ media-rich virtual volunteering experience, which reaches audiences across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

DreamPartner One-Pager

Looking for more info? Check out our one-pager here.

DreamWakers is fortunate to work with speakers from more than 300 outstanding organizations, including:

Want to gain real-world
experience in ed-tech?
Join the DreamTeam.

Looking to learn about education innovation, digital media, nonprofit business operations, public service, and more? The DreamTeam might be for you! Check out our open positions:

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