Outreach360 believes in a world where every child grows up living a Life of Choice. We believe that can be achieved through access to an education that opens doors to new opportunities and therefore a path out of poverty. Outreach360 invites you to hike for change on May 5th, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Dare to Dream Hike.
Why should you get involved? Because your involvement will inspire students to overcome mountains. Literally.
Education continues to be an inaccessible right for millions of children around the world but your support can empower students in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to continue their education. The 2018 Dare to Dream Hike is an annual fundraising event put on by you and the people in your community. Together, you will create a fundraising team and commit to raising as much money as you can to support these students. On May 5th, 2018, your fundraising team, along with hundreds of volunteers, students, and donors around the world, will celebrate the success of the Dare to Dream Hike by hiking somewhere in your community.
Audrey Sharp, the Outreach360 Development Director, says, “I hike for the kids who walk miles to get to our seasonal learning camps. We’re so proud of the students in our Learning Centers and how far they’ve come, not only in their English skills but also as students and dreamers. Our volunteers have worked so hard to fulfill the Outreach360 mission and, naturally, we continuously strive to expand the reach of our impact. The Dare to Dream Hike can make that happen. I hike so that the hundreds of children in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic waiting to get into our Learning Centers will be able to join our education programs.”
Although your team will set individual fundraising goals, your efforts will be joined by the Dare to Dream Hike community of fundraisers. Your involvement will contribute to a community of service-minded individuals who are passionate about education around the globe. Together, the Dare to Dream Hike fundraising teams will ensure that Outreach360 students live a Life of Choice.
Last year, the Dare to Dream Hike fundraiser was able to raise over $50,000 thanks to the efforts of Outreach360 hikers like Patrick Newell, an Outreach360 volunteer and 2017 Dare to Dream Hike participant. Patrick was inspired to give back after leading a service trip with Outreach360 to the Dominican Republic: “I participated in the 2017 Dare to Dream Hike for the kids. After volunteering for a week in the Dominican Republic, our team [Algonquin College] was so inspired by the children and their willingness to learn that we had to do more. We spent the week teaching in Outreach360’s new learning center in Monte Cristi; and knowing that the organization could serve so many more children in Jinotega if they had a larger facility, we knew we had to help make that happen.”
Our 2018 goal is to raise $100,000 to invest in the future of the students enrolled in Outreach360’s Learning Centers. This would not be possible without the support of Outreach360 volunteers and donors. Your involvement will make a real difference in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Join Outreach360 for the 2018 Dare to Dream Hike. United, we will hike wherever we are in the world to celebrate the children who have inspired us to hike for hope in this fight for education.