Dream to Achieve Mission Statement
Dream to Achieve strives to promote higher education among students, primarily from low-income backgrounds, from the Hudson, NY area. Unfortunately, for many kids growing up in Hudson, a college education is not seen as a realistic possibility. DTA seeks to change this by building a relationship between the students and Bard; letting them experience the college and the many opportunities its campus provides. DTA’s year round programs include after school clinics, a two-week summer camp, and a spring travel team, and are all completely free to their participants. Basketball is used as a vehicle to get the students interested in the program and also to impart values such as discipline, hard work, communication, and the benefits of investing in one’s future. The program is currently in its 4th year of existence and is evolving constantly to fulfill its quest.