Dream Sponsors is collaborating with professional mentor and educator, Darwyn Allen of All-En-One, LLC, to create a platform for educational and cultural exchange through an Essay Writing Competition. Students from underserved communities in South Florida who are graduating seniors of The Project Men Club or from Mr. Allen’s African American History classes, will benefit from this collaboration. Likewise, a handful of ambitious but disadvantaged students from schools in western Kenya will be invited to participate.
The Kenyan students will be selected by Dream Sponsors Advisory committee in Kenya. The goal is to award 2 winning students, 1 from USA and 1 from Kenya, with an academic scholarship, as well as, reward each of the participants with a meaningful and useful graduation gift.
Academic Scholarship Funds in the amount of $1000 per winning student have already been generously donated by The Tom Neumann Allstate Agency in Wellington, FL and by Dream Sponsors via reserve funds.
The intention of this effort is to provide tools and support for the students on both continents to reflect on self and then capture in writing, a description of one’s personal and professional character, in preparation to introduce oneself to college recruiters or to the workplace. It also serves as a platform for cross-continental dialogue and education.
The American and Kenya students will exchange their essays through the Dream Sponsors teams in Florida and Kenya, and each group of students will then vote on the entries from their counterparts. Winners will be announced by Dream Sponsors. Get in touch to get involved or to donate towards this cause!