Each year, talented middle and high school Dreamers from across the nation come to a college campus to engage in a number of activities aimed at college readiness. Dreamer Scholars have the opportunity to live in college dorms, eat in the dining hall and attend workshops in college classrooms. The workshops are all aimed at reinforcing the goal of college success by emphasizing topics such as academic persistence, career exploration, and financial literacy, while the social activities are designed to foster a sense of unity amongst Dreamers from around the country. For many of our Dreamers, attending Dream UP (University Prep) is their first experience traveling out of state and with their peers.

Now in its 20th year, this college immersion experience has taken Dreamers across the country to universities like University of Miami, Howard University, Loyola Marymount University, Boston College, and American University.

Please contact Karlisle Honore at khonore@ihaveadreamfoundation.org  for partnership opportunities.

Photos & testimonials from past years

  • “I learned how the sand felt under my feet and I experienced my first time being outside of Colorado.”

    - Andrea, 10th Grade, Boulder, COLORADO

  • “I learned to persevere and reach for your goals, no matter what obstacles you encounter.”

    - Jordan, 12th Grade, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

  • “I was able not to only make great friendships but, in the process able to discover who I truly was inside.”

    - Tatyana, 11th Grade, Newark

  • “During the Conference we went over many things that I will take with me forever.”

    - Shayla, 11th Grade, Miami Beacon