From Little Voices, Come BIGGER Dreams!

Big Things From Little People

We are looking for children (ages 5 to 14) to help us in our “Dream 4 Our Lives” campaign and social media fundraiser to raise support for the building of the Dream Factory Media Art Center in Chicago’s Auburn/Gresham community. As you may know, Chicago street violence have paralyzed a lot of the city, leaving some communities with little hope. This problem of violence has to do, in part, with youth not having the right social engagement within their community. Most programs that do exist, simply occupy their time without any financial benefits. This is one of the reasons why youth retainment is so low and some are pulled to street activities and violence.

Dream 4 Our Lives is a mission to give our little people a voice in telling their story of how street violence has affected then, a problem that has largely been represented through the eyes and voices of adults only. We would like to try a difference approach in preventing violence by letting the little people be a influence for change.

To participate: Have your child write a inspiring poem or paragraph (200 words or less) on How Violence Has Affected Their Life or Someone They Love, with one of their dreams for the future. Then post it on one or all of these social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram & Pinterest) as a mobile video of them reading it or as a regular post including the words: I support the DREAM to save lives!” with hashtag #DREAM4OURLIVES and the following link for donations: http://gofundme.com/dreamfactory. For questions about our fundraiser, please send your inquiry here: D4OL@chicagovillageproject.org.

How To Participate As Adults

  1. Choose a social network (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest)
  2. Pick one or all networks and copy & paste the information to post for each.
  3. Post once in the morning and evening for 15 days, adding a
    short inspiring message along with the regular posting.
  4. And lastly… Give a donation of any amount to support the build.

Facebook:

facebookMy name is (your name) and I support the #DREAM4OURLIVES campaign. Let’s give Chicago’s youth a chance by supporting the building of the Dream Factory Media Art Center in Auburn/Gresham. They will use LIVE Streaming, the Internet and Mobile together, to engage and change lives of youth plagued by violent streets. Your support could mean the difference between more dying or more dreams coming true! To support the build, visit http://gofundme.com/dreamfactory, than share with everyone…

Twitter:

twitterLet’s give Chicago youth new DREAMS! Support #DREAM4OURLIVES to build Dream Factory Media Art Center.
Read info at http://gofundme.com/dreamfactory.

Youtube:

youtubeRecord and upload a short video from your phone (3 minutes or less) of youth telling about the affects of violence on them and their community. And what is one of their dreams for the future, while holding a written sign with the words “DREAM 4 OUR LIVES”.

In The Description: Hey, I support the #DREAM4OURLIVES campaign to save lives. Let’s give Chicago’s youth a chance by supporting the build of the Dream Factory Media Art Center in Auburn/Gresham. They will use LIVE Streaming, the Internet and Mobile together, to engage and change the lives of youth plagued by violent streets. Your support could mean the difference between more dying or more dreams coming true! To support the mission, visit http://gofundme.com/dreamfactory, than share with everyone…

Instagram and Pinterest:

pinintrestPost a photo holding a sign saying, “DREAM 4 OUR LIVES” along with message: Let’s give Chicago youth new Dreams! Support the building of Dream Factory MAC in Auburn/Gresham by visiting http://gofundme.com/dreamfactory, than share with everyone…

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