An educational program created by a Chicago man aims to infiltrate that often colorful, noisy world to change the lives of at risk youth.
Roberto Rivera came up with this curriculum which uses creative forms of expression such as hip hop, dance, even graffiti to teach kids how to deal with their emotions in order to make better choices.
The facilitators of Fulfill the Dream bring a positive message to the classroom but in a context that the students can connect with.
Since its inception five years ago, Fulfill the Dream has trained 20 organizations in seven cities around the country and impacted the lives of 20,000 students. Roberto Rivera thinks the program is successful because it gives at risk youth an opportunity to turn what brings them down into what pushes them forward.
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