OFFICE OF ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT Dare To Dream
About Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream is sponsored by the Migrant Education Program (MEP) of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in partnership with WSU College Access Programs and the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). AWSP administers a 0.5 credit for the successful completion of each academy through the Principals’ Student Learning Center. Incoming 11th and 12th grade students will receive science or math credit, while incoming 9th and 10th grade students will attend the Hero’s Journey Academy (Exploring Your Future). The academies are seven days in length and will be held at four universities across Washington state: Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, University of Washington and Washington State University. The partnership will serve over 600 high school students working through intensive programming where students are totally immersed in the subject areas.
The hands-on introduction to sciences, math, engineering and self-development content builds an academic identity and confidence in students. Academic skills gained during the Dare to Dream Academies help students develop career visions and frames the importance of high school performance. In addition, current WSU students serve as Peer Mentors throughout the academic activities.
The 2021 WSU – Pullman Dare to Dream Academies focuses on the following specific components:
- Enhance the academic skills in the areas of science and math.
- Provide opportunities to engage in highly impactful experiences in the areas of math and science on a university campus.
- Conduct career exploration and provide opportunities to learn about programs of study in the STEM areas.
- Develop a sense of belonging and facilitate opportunities for participants to connect with mentors.
Dare to Dream is 100% state funded through the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.