Growing the Next Generationof Hispanic Leaders
The Student Dreamers Alliance empowers youth to open doors of opportunity
The Student DREAMers Alliance (SDA) provides students a space for self-discovery and the resources needed to unleash their potential, develop resilience, and build their own toolbox to position themselves for success and leadership.
to prosperity in one generation
Given the opportunity, they will build stronger, inclusive, and thriving communities. We believe nothing should stand in the way of a college education—not the lack of financial aid, and not a student’s immigration status.
Learn what it means to be a DREAMer
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Your donations provide avenues of prosperity and help open doors to our Hispanic youth
Support our high school juniors and seniors in Greenville or Charleston with a 1:1 mentorship
Given opportunity & resourcesDREAMers will build an equitable future for all of South Carolina.
A youth leadership accelerator for Hispanic students in South Carolina
SDA is an award-winning leadership development program created to empower Hispanic high school students while offering support and guidance as they transition from high school to college and career.
For many students, this process awakens them to glaring inequalities in access to public, post-secondary education for Hispanic youth, especially in South Carolina. Students who are US citizens discover that many of their peers, who have grown up in their neighborhoods and challenged themselves academically, are barred from the assistance they need to attend college. Through SDA, these student leaders are forming long-lasting friendships and building a community of mutual support, empowerment, and advocacy.
Each session builds & cultivates future leaders
Students are enrolled in a 6-month seminar alongside 20 to 24 classmates who meet the following criteria:
- Juniors or seniors in high school
- High-achieving students of Hispanic descent.
- Demonstrated leadership potential.
- Exhibit a diversity of perspectives.
- Have commitment to advocating for themselves and others.
Potential students should visit their academic advisors to inquire about the application process.