Inspiring Kiwi kids growing up in material hardship to navigate their own path to academic and life success.
Creating positive role models who add value to their communities.
Each dreamer receives
I Have a Dream Navigators guide, encourage and support their group of kids, giving them the life skills and academic support they need to succeed.
15 Year Journey
As we all know, there’s no quick-fix to child poverty. Our Navigators are with them from their first years at school, until they reach the age of 20.
Helping Every Kid Shine
I Have a Dream isn’t selective of the most talented or at-risk. It’s available to every child in our selected low-decile schools. By 2022, we’ll be creating 1500 bright futures for Northland kids, families and communities.
From shy to shining
From shy to shining! Amelia started out with I Have A Dream as a reserved 7 year old who wondered what her future would hold. From those tentative early steps, and an initial dream of becoming a Doctor, Amelia has blossomed into a confident young woman, who has proudly graduated with a degree – the first in her family to do so. Amelia is now living her dream, fashioning a career as a fashion designer.
Why you should help?
More than a charity
Every dollar invested in an I Have a Dream child today, will deliver a $20 return on investment to NZ’s future*
At least 80% of these children will enter tertiary education, training or employment when they leave school*
Break The Cycle
By empowering these kids to achieve, the value of education and life success will be passed onto future generations, benefitting families and communities.
*Based on a historical study of the I Have a Dream programme in New Zealand.