Barely an amount of money that would pay for a gallon of gas or a grande cup of coffee at Starbucks. But for a young boy living in New York, with plenty of faith and a dream was enough to capture the attention of his favorite NFL football player. A simple letter, some spare change and a lot of courage influenced the player to set up a lunch with the young boy… a dream-come-true moment with his hero.
The greatest dreamers alive today are not even old enough to drive a car. That is why we are so passionate each day at the Loveworks Afterschool Leadership program for the opportunity to mine the creative potential in these eager dreamers.
Starting in the spring of 2011, Loveworks Afterschool Leadership began working with 27 middle school students in two schools, seeing results in the academic and behavioral success of the students. Now, a little over a year later, we are preparing to launch a second site and touch the lives of hundreds of students throughout the 4 middle schools in the Norman public school district!
In the story mentioned above, you can see the power of a courageous young dreamer. At Loveworks, we are shaping the stories of young men and women to become passionate about using what they have in their hands to make the world a better place.