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United We Dream and our local branches are fully committed to create the next generation of leaders. Over the summer we are launching a unique initiative that will commemorate those who came and fought for social change and justice before us. These summer programs will serve as a tool to expose youth to the different ways of community organizing, activism, to own power, and bring positive and systemic change to their community.

Where is Summer of Dreams Happening?


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Long Beach, CA


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Washington, DC
Maryland
Virginia


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Austin, TX
Houston, TX


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Las Cruces, NM
Albuquerque, NM
Santa Fe, NM
Las Vegas, NM


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Miami, FL


The program will run from Monday, June 25 to Sunday, August 11, 2018. Summit scholars will attend the program sessions three hours a day for four days a week, Monday- Thursday. The Summer Summits will have a focus on:

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Student’s will gain knowledge on the history of social justice movement such as immigration, LGBTQ, women, and indigenous rights to better understand the political and social moment we are in.

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Students will learn from experienced and local organizers on how grass-roots organizing plays an important role in society. They will gain knowledge on organizing philosophy, campaign training, story of self, and critical thinking skills through a racial justice and intersectionality framework.

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Youth will get hands on organizing events, canvassing, participating in forums, communications and digital organizing.

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Lastly, but most importantly, students will learn and grow through fun activities such as artvism, music, and wellness healing. College prep, tutoring, and scholarship workshops will also be offered.