Denver Post: Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation makes dreams come true through holistic education

DENVER , CO – OCTOBER 23: Alex Shoflic, 17, of Cherry Creek High School, left, is teaching Karate to Sara, 9, center, and Aileen, 9, right, and 4th and 5th graders of STRIVE Preparatory school – Ruby Hill during after school program on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The Colorado I have a Dream Foundations works with the school to support students. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)

The Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation  works with underprivileged children from kindergarten through college graduation to reach their potential whether that is earning a college degree or finding a challenging vocation that brings home a steady paycheck.

The foundation is an educational non-profit that takes a holistic approach to learning and growth. They are not just an after-school program or a mentor program, said CEO Rachael Gazdick , but a “comprehensive” program. They also are not the Make a Wish Foundation, which is a common mistake, Gazdick said.

“Our students are getting PhDs,” she said. “They are Denver firefighters and software engineers.”READ MORE