Give the Dream (formerly “Dreamkeepers”) provides emergency grants of up to $500 allow students with an unforeseen financial hardship to continue with their studies and not be distracted by a distressing crisis that might otherwise cause them to suspend their studies.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the leading reason students drop out of college is a lack of financial resources. More than 30% of college students leave after their first year and 50% never graduate. Many of these students leave because of an unforeseen financial emergency. The Give the Dream program provides a safety net for students; it helps students overcome unforeseen financial emergencies so that they may remain in school to achieve their educational goals.
Give the Dream empowers students to overcome financial emergencies, connects students to other support systems within their colleges and provides a financial literacy resource online portal that helps educate students on critical financial management skills and techniques.