Dream Project

One of our members, Phoebe Ampo, is willing to help connect other students with an opportunity to help first generation college students. She is happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get involved. You can reach Phoebe via email at ampo@uw.edu :

The Dream Project’s mission is to help low-income and first-generation high school students in achieving their dreams of higher education. The Dream Project works in conjunction with high schools in surrounding areas to provide assistance in the college application process to high school seniors. They do this by visiting high schools on a weekly basis and working with students on all aspects of the college application process like revising their personal statements and giving information about scholarships and financial aid.

In order to be a part of the club you have to sign up for a class (EDUC 260), which will inform you on how to better assist the students and give you important information to pass on to the students. You will also need to sign up for a weekly high school visitation time (EDUC 369). Transportation to the high schools will be provided and the club will require around four to six hours of your time a week and it really is time well spent because you’ll be able to help so many students gain access to higher education.

- Phoebe Ampo