Doors to dream engages underserved youth to activate their potential and gain access to opportunities they might not otherwise have.

 
 
 
 
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We Open Doors, We Give Hope, We Share Love, We Transform Lives

All of us have DREAMS, but students living in poverty often lose motivation and hope for a better future and limits upward mobility

 
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RESTORING HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE AND SUCCEED…

Our unique approach to DISMANTLING the Opportunity gap

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THE PROBLEM

Racial and economic inequities exist more predominantly for African American youth in our community.

* Only 7% of Charleston County School District’s African American students are prepared for college

* African American youth start High School unprepared - only 1 in 5 passed SC math and reading tests in 8th grade

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THE MODEL

Through our combination of in school and after-school programming, we have created a model that opens doors for our students restoring hope for a bright future.

Our Programming is rooted in authentic mentorship and mobilized through student-driven design and implementation of social impact projects. Learn more about our model and programming here.


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THE KEYS TO SUCCESS

For every 1 student in an afterschool program, 2 who would participate are WAITING.

We are seeing lives transformed & students set up for success & upward mobility. Our students know their potential, empathize, take responsibility, & show strong social emotional skills.

Learn more about the keys we give to our students for success here


 
 
 

How will you join us to see these youth reach their full potential?

 
 
 
 
 
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Success stories

When our students think about the blueprint of their lives, we want them to see what they contribute and not feel defined by what they lack. With the support of our community near and far we are transforming lives and setting kids on paths towards success. We invite you to be a part of our adventure. Hear from our students and our founders to understand more about our journey thus far…