The mission of Dream Big! is to help girls and young women from low-income situations achieve their dreams by providing them with the equipment, sports attire, athletic footwear, training and program fees and leadership training needed for them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education, and overall well-being.
Dream Big! partners with organizations, schools and community sports programs in economically disadvantaged communities to identify and fulfill the equipment, uniform, athletic footwear, program fees, college showcase fees and training needs of girls from low-income situations, in elementary, junior high, high school and college in order to help them engage in sports and physical activities helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles and quality learning experiences.
In addition Dream Big! works to create opportunities for girls and young women to develop social connections with peers and mentors; maintain healthy, active lives; assume leadership roles; and grow physically, emotionally, and socially through sports clinics, camps, sporting events, college showcases and the annual Dream Big! Leadership Conference for female athletes from urban communities.
Dream Big! equipment donations, program scholarships, sports clinics, college showcases and the Dream Big! Leadership Conference impacted over 8000 girls and young women from 125 different sports programs and schools in economically disadvantaged communities last year. Funds raised through the B.A.A. Boston Marathon Official Charity Program will help Dream Big! to further breakdown the economic barrier that currently prevents many girls from participating in sports and physical activities by increasing equipment, athletic footwear and sports attire donations, program scholarships, sports clinics, college showcases and training opportunities available to girls and young women in need.