Dare to Dream is a character education and crime prevention program that helps students set goals and work toward achieving their dreams. It takes the dedication of many people to make this program possible and we thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the students and their undeveloped potential.
In the 2011-2012 school-year, Dare to Dream transitioned from a three year to a one year curriculum covering three topic areas – My Self, My Community and My World. In this year’s My Self module, students will explore trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship as they prepare to celebrate Character Week. Following the completion of this module, students will engage in the My Community and My World modules. In My Community students will think about their role in their school community and conduct a service project that will positively contribute to the school and its members. The third and final module, My World, explores the world beyond the students’ communities and the possibilities and benefits of successful careers after high school and college. Students will set personal goals and learn about pathways to achieving them.
Again, my sincere thanks to each of you for helping these students. Without our partners: Communities in Schools, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Houston Independent School District (ISD), Alief ISD, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), this would not be possible. I look forward to working with all of you this year.
Bernard A.Harris, Jr.