Humble Dreams Initiative
The Humble Dreams Initiative empowers teens and young adults transitioning out of care to succeed in higher education and entrepreneurial pursuit.
In 2020, Precious Dreams Foundation and The BKLYN Combine created the Humble Dreams Initiative to holistically address and combat the difficulties faced by youth in transition. This program provides educational support, assistance with entrepreneurial endeavors, and mental health intervention to teens and young adults in and transitioning out of foster care and experiencing homelessness.
- Over 23,000 youth age out of the foster care system each year.
- Over 50% of young adults will fail to find or maintain employment after aging out of foster care, and those who do typically earn significantly below the poverty line.
- 1 in 4 youth exiting foster care experience homelessness within 4 years of emancipation
- Despite having the same aspirations as peers of higher socioeconomic status, youth living in uncertainty are more likely to struggle academically due to financial instability, housing insecurity, physical and emotional neglect, and mental health issues.
We can help them overcome.
Humble Dreams provides resources such as scholarships, professional development workshops and tools, networking opportunities, therapeutic services, and mentorship in alignment with their career and lifestyle goals. These offerings help participants overcome the statistics by encouraging them to work toward healing, dream big, and prepare for a successful future.
The 2020-2021 Humble Dreams cohort is currently closed.
Help us empower youth in transition. Donate to the Humble Dreams Scholarship Fund today.