What is a Dream Speaker?

Dream Speakers are professionals from various fields who share their unique journeys, insights, and experiences with our Dreamer Scholars. These sessions go beyond the conventional classroom setting, offering a dynamic platform for Dream Speakers to connect with Dreamer Scholars in a meaningful way.

Every academic year (September to May), IHADLA organizes Dream Speakers sessions for both groups of Dreamer Scholars. Dream Speakers conduct a brief presentation about their own profession; perhaps tell stories about their career paths; speak about education and the importance of reading, writing, and other subjects; provide life lessons and words of advice, and so much more.

Why Become a Dream Speaker?

  • Impactful Engagement: Speakers passionately interact with students, emphasizing the significance of education, reading, writing, and other subjects.
  • Flexible Formats: Whether you prefer props, PowerPoint, handouts, or simply spoken words, the focus is on providing diverse insights into life’s options and lessons.
  • Rewarding Experience: Spending an hour as a Dream Speaker is a fulfilling way to contribute to the personal and academic growth of young minds.

Session Details:

  • Duration: 45 minutes to one hour
  • Timing: 3:00pm to 3:45pm during the after-school program with middle school or 10:15am-11:00am on Saturday’s with high school
  • Emphasis: Educational journeys, importance of subjects, life lessons, and valuable advice
  • Interaction: Dynamic Q&A sessions where our Dreamer Scholars asks questions

Additional Details: 

  • Participating as a Dream Speaker is a rewarding way to spend part of a day.
  • Speakers freely impart professional experiences, life lessons, and valuable advice.
  • Speakers can bring friends or colleagues to enhance the experience.
  • If speakers want to discuss more than just their own career and education, potential topics can be discussed prior.
  • In-person presentations preferred, with the option for virtual sessions available.

How to Get Involved:

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young lives and would like to become a Dream Speaker, we invite you to  fill out our quick application form.

Your commitment can make a significant difference in inspiring the next generation of leaders. 

Join IHADLA as a Dream Speaker and be a part of a journey that transcends the ordinary, shaping brighter futures one session at a time.

Thank you for considering this unique opportunity to give back to the community.

Dream Speaker Application