Dream Big Institute

Education Consulting That's Purpose Driven!

Yvette L. Pye, PhD, LLC.

The Dream Big Institute’s Young Adult Success Programs*

Program Overview

Custom made 8 -16 weeks 1 or 2 hour(s) in school or afterschool assets based programs enhance learner and team abilities to navigate school success in the crucial stages of last two years of high school and the first two years of college. Our instruction brings about enhanced curiosity, self-esteem, character, grit/determination and perseverance of youth overcoming challenges reaching their full potential.

Research indicates students that possess these skills are more likely to accomplish their goals despite poor test scores and environmental hindrances.

According to the Pew Research Center Values Study (2012), 86 percent of respondents agreed that: “Our society should do what is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.” The Dream Big Institute is committed to do what is necessary to give young people the chance to be successful in school and in life.

It involves engaging accomplished community members to share their decisions, journeys, and achievements with high school and college students. Building students' social capital will sustain them through challenging times so that persevere and accomplish their goals. 

Highlights of Weekly Themes:

Memory Lane Monday

Tell It to Me Tuesday

What's Up Wednesday

Through the Looking Glass Thursday

Activities: 

  •  Communication Skill Building
  • Discussion, Dialogue, Presenting
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Goal Setting
  • Journaling
  • Strategic Planning
  • Visioning

  •   Doing It by the Letters  

The Value of:

Authenticity

Bravery

Character

Determination

Education

Fortitude

Heritage

Influence ....

Wisdom

The Dream Big Institute’s Global Citizenship Program 

Custom made 8 -16 weeks 1 to 2 hour in school, after school or community center assets based program to enhance individuals and groups sense of global appreciation, contribution and participation in the world we all share.

Participants are involved in the GLEAT Experience. The Global Learning, Eating, And Teaching, around the World (GLEAT) experience is designed to inspire curiosity, wonder, and exploration of the cultures of the world; the main attraction: FOOD.  

It involves encouraging people to share their dreams, experiences and wishes involving varying adventures, cultures, places, and travels to different spots on the globe.  

Highlights of Weekly themes: 

 Map It Mondays

Tourist Tuesdays

Weather Wednesdays

Tasty Thursdays 

Activities:

  • Map Reading Skills
  • Journaling
  • Visioning
  • Traditional Food Preparation
  • Tasting (Mmmmm)

Culminating Activity:

Travel to a destination

(local, regional or international)

* Both programs informed by States’ Academic Standards for English language arts & literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects (2010) http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf