Our Impact

Since 2014, DreamWakers has connected classrooms across the U.S. with dynamic role models in a wide array of professional sectors, shedding light on the real-world applicability of course lessons, while inspiring the next generation of leaders to envision and prepare for their own future. The opportunity gap is immense, and widening, when it comes to accessing meaningful interactions with career professionals. Research shows two-thirds of U.S. employers report having little to no interaction with classrooms.

We aspire to close the opportunity gap by connecting classrooms to careers through:

DreamWakers Students

Serving students where we are needed most:

32,500
students served across 44 states and DC
80%+
eligible for free or reduced-price lunch from rural to urban America

Sparking students’ curiosity and confidence:

87%

of classrooms continue the conversation after their flashchat ends

3 out of 4

students gained confidence in public speaking

Getting the grade from the educators:

5 out of 5

educator satisfaction

99% of educators

want to return for their next flashchat

Bridging the divide between employers and future workforce:

900 speakers

representing 500 organizations

84% of students
had never before met someone of their speaker’s profession

Elevating representation and excellence among our DreamSpeaker community:

62%
women
34%
first-generation college students
56

languages spoken

Simplifying service to make giving back easy:

4.82 out of 5.0
speaker satisfaction
99% of speakers
want to return for their next flashchat

Annual Progress Reports

2020 - 2021 Progress Report
2020 - 2021 Progress Report
2019 - 2020 Progress Report
2019 - 2020 Progress Report
2018 - 2019 Progress Report
2018 - 2019 Progress Report

Selected Impact Reports

June 2020 School Year Impact Report
June 2020 School Year Impact Report
August 2020 Smart Art & Community Engagement Impact Report
August 2020 Smart Art & Community Engagement Impact Report

Educators Love DreamWakers!