‘Amanda‘ Age: 10
Dream: To have a zookeeper experience. Zookeeper experience will be part of this child’s dream package.
Story: ‘Amanda’ is smart, caring, positive and kind. ‘Amanda’ has endured the hardship of abuse and an incarcerated parent.
Impact: This would impact ‘Amanda’ by getting to do something she has never done.
‘Mark ‘ Age: 12
Dream: To go to summer camp. Summer camp will be part of this child’s dream package.
Story: ‘Mark’ is caring, loving and very helpful and supportive to his friends and family. ‘Mark’ has endured the hardship of an illness in his family.
Impact: This would impact ‘Mark’ by spending more quality time with his family.
‘Kristina‘ Age: 16
Dream: To go on a cabin trip. Cabin trip will be part of this child’s dream package.
Story: ‘Kristina’ is kind, caring, helpful and enjoys making meaningful connections with others. ‘Kristina’ has endured the hardship of abuse and losing a loved one.
Impact: This would impact ‘Kristina’ by helping me be more independent and improve my mental health and self-esteem.
Community Partner Dream
Dream: Their dream is to give ALL students the chance to play and interact with their peers during recess. It is absolutely heartbreaking to see students that cannot access the playground equipment.
Story: Aurora schools have an ever-increasing diverse student population, including more wheelchair-bound students. Currently, the playground at Leighton Elementary School is not accessible to ALL students due to the inability to maneuver wheelchairs through the mulch. Replacing the mulch surface is very costly and not within their budget. On sunny hot days, some students must forgo recess outside, due to the lack of available shaded areas.
Aurora Schools Special Education team is looking to modify the existing playground at Leighton Elementary School. Their primary goal is to purchase and install two fully inclusive play structures to include: 2 pieces of equipment, an adaptive picnic table, and an oversized shade structure.
Impact: This would impact the entire community and give all children the ability to interact.