View Our 2020-2021 Program Report
490 youth representing 20 schools and zip codes have
successfully completed the program
52 private sector and non-profit organizations
have partnered with Dream.Explore.Build.
to provide enriching career exploration experiences.
99 percent of graduates have been placed in
post-program advancement to include employment,
military, technical school or four-year college/university.
An increase in self-confidence is one of the major outcomes of Dream.Explore.Build. Upon program completion, graduates consistently report that before Dream.Explore.Build., their self-confidence was low; now they feel more ready to take on the world and secure a career in the future. This growth in confidence was extremely clear in Temple Woods. Temple came to Lead2Change from a homeschooling background. In the beginning, Temple was very shy and quiet, rarely sharing her opinion in class and becoming visibly nervous when having to present. Now that Temple has graduated from Dream.Explore.Build., her personal and professional growth is extremely apparent. Temple even dived into leadership roles by becoming the Lead2Change Film Crew co-manager and secretary of Interact Club.
Driven by his love for information technology, Stephon Ricks hopes that his extensive practice and research with programming will be the perfect steppingstone for his profession in computer engineering. His internship at Stonehouse Water Technologies enabled him to learn HTML and CSS, two languages completely necessary in his desired career path. Some of Lead2Change’s biggest impacts on Stephon were being able to socialize and thrive in a diverse environment, writing a solid resume, and managing his time more effectively!