Dear UW student,
We’d like to invite you to join the University of Washington Dream Project! It’s the mission of the UW Dream Project to assist low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education and to raise awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity and social mobility.
We would love to have you join us this fall as we dive right into working with the senior high school students as they are writing essays, completing college applications, preparing for the SAT/Act and applying for scholarships. In the words of a recent Dream Project mentee who is now a UW freshman, “You never know what conversation with a student is going to totally change their life trajectory.”
What’s in it for you?
• First-hand learning about educational access, mentoring strategies, and social justice.
• 2 credits (1 credit of EDUC 260, lecture; 1 credit of EDUC 369, high school visit)
• I&S credit for EDUC 260, Service Learning (S) credit for both EDUC 260 and 369
• Leadership opportunities ranging from leading lectures to running events for hundreds of people
• Eligibility for PAID part time student jobs as College & Career Readiness Assistants after 3 quarters in the Dream Project
• Transportation to the high schools is included!
• FREE COFFEE every week at the earliest morning visits.
• Writing credit is available. Find out more at www.dreamproject.org/wcredit
If you don’t want credit, you can have the exact same experience participating on a volunteer basis. For details on how to join, see uwdreamproject or stop by the Dream Project Center in Mary Gates 274. We welcome students of all majors or premajors, freshmen through super-senior, who are interested in becoming mentors.
UW Dream Project