Back in 1999, as part of my journey, soon after receiving a degree in Social Work, I decided to coach teens in the inner city and other public schools to motivate leadership through skill building through success lessons, teamwork and community connection. I founded a non profit organization based in this copywritten leadership program I created called Dreamwalk and ran it for over 5 years. There is still a great need for programs for leadership enrichment programming.
In fact I went on and began to start offering Dreamwalk as one of my services in my private practice, teaching other facilitators as well and sold it to several foundations for youth in affluent areas that were in great need of positive motivational leadership skill building.
I plan now for its expansion in partnership as one of the many ways to facilitate leadership and enrichment programming to assist in our future thinkers and leaders.
As my background with Dreamwalk, the mission at the time is stated below:
“DreamWalk is a nonprofit organization that provides a motivational program devoted to youth from socially and economically challenging environments. The program supports the development of a positive personal identity and empowers participants to envision the possibilities of a successful future. Our youth learn as they become leaders of their own lives, they have the ability to make a difference in the world.”
I ran this program for over 5 years with my Board President; George Hoey, Board President, past Assistant Athletic director at University of Colorado/Boulder and other community friends and members..
Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies was our main sponsor along with Paul Newman/Newman’s Own, Sam’s Club, Zell Family Foundation, Denver Nuggets Foundation, National Baseball Association, House of Blues foundation, to name a few.
This was one of my dreams fulfilled and now plan to expand my wings more globally and selling the DreamWalk leadership facilitation manual for use in all schools, youth groups in community as well as a format for adults in communities and/or corporations and organizations.
Learn more about Dreamwalk when it was a non profit… by watching the following video:
Please contact me if you are a facilitator, teacher, motivator, parent, team leader, church leader, professional, etc…. if you have any interest in purchasing the DREAMWALK PROGRAM
There is both a youth and adult facilitator’s manual to run motivational success groups.
copyright 1999 Lisa S Cohen