Empower teens globally to connect around their dreams with an annual global video competition for teens to share their dreams and network with teen and adult mentors around their dreams, with support from a teen media production group and virtual dream hubs. Watch over 130 teen dream video submissions on the website from across the world! Winners receive up to $500, linked with mentors and flown or skyped into a Washington DC celebration to be honored, last year at the Smithsonian!
Young people account for 40 percent of the world's population - the largest youth generation in human history. There are an increasing array of youth initiatives globally but not enough, and most don't focus on teens. Many teen initiatives don't reach certain geographic countries or states and often don't reach enough teens in an efficient way. How can more teens be reached, encouraged, and supported to pursue their aspirations?
Teens Dream is a digital platform that utilizes an annual video competition for teens to share their dreams and network with teen and adult mentors around their dreams, with support from a virtual teen media production group and virtual dream hubs. An annual celebration brings nine winning teens together in Washington DC where they get up to $500 and are honored and networked around their dreams. Virtual Dream Hubs aim to reach all submitters and teens to create support networks!
In just two years, Teens Dream has inspired over 130 teens to submit dream videos, from Australia, Sri Lanka, Denmark, Morocco, Estonia, the US, Latvia, Canada, Germany, Romania and the UK. Winners have been flown into a Washington, DC, given cash awards, networked with mentors, and incorporated into the Teens Dream family to help other teens through the Teen Media Production Group and Dream Hubs. Teens Dream aims to engage thousands of teens virtually in networking around their dreams!