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In partnership with The Academy for Personal and Scholastic Success we are raising funds as we pilot our new Worldmaker Cultivating Resilience™ curriculum that uses a four-step process to strengthen students, encourage trusted relationships with community adults, and guide practical actions that nurture a positive vision for a student’s future.  Help us grow dreams by donating below!

Our Goal is to raise $21,000

Help us do more.

Partnering with organizations, enriching lives, and creating meaningful community events, like the one you see featured below, is made possible by generous donations from people just like you.  No donation is too small.  We have years of experience making the dollar stretch.  See below what your donation can fund.  Check back daily or on our social media to see the progress of this campaign.  

We have raised  $16,692.38 so far!  Thank you!

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Caring Neighbor

For a little as $10 you can provide event meal for a student.

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For a little as $25 you can contribute to event musician and activities.

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Dream Planter

For a little as $50 you can sponsor dream tree planting experience for a student.

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Hope Builder

For a little as $100 you can contribute to speaker and mentoring activities for students.

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For a little as $250 you can sponsor financial literacy and dream achievement activities for students.

Please invite your friends:

Join us at Plant Your Dreams 2021! 

Co-hosted by Worldmaker International and The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success

As part of Worldmaker’s Cultivating Resilience™ curriculum, Academy students are guided to name and pursue their truest dreams. The Plant Your Dreams event will feature Jimmy Scroggins, an award winning former professional basketball player, soldier, and Mount Mercy University alum, who will provide inspiring and practical guidance on dream achievement. Students and attendees can also enjoy music by Iowa blues artist Kevin Burt, winner of a coveted international blues competition who recently was named an Iowan Hidden Gem by AARP.  Event meals will be provided to Academy students, with additional meals available for purchase from Willie Ray’s Q Shack food truck, owned by Willie Ray Fairley who has been recognized for donating thousands of free meals after the derecho in Eastern Iowa and then heading south to Texas to help feed people who lost power after a deadly snowstorm.

The event is open to the public but we’re reserving the tree planting activity for Academy students only. 

COVID -19 RESPONSIVE: We kindly ask that you wear a mask and socially distance during the event. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Orchard. 

Event Details

Who: You are invited!
Event Host: Worldmaker International partnership with The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success

Music: Kevin Burt
Food: Willie Ray’s Q Shack
Speaker:  Jimmy Scroggins

What: Plant Your Dreams 2021 features Jimmy Scroggins, a motivational speaker and mentor who provides an inspiring story and practical guidance on the process of claiming and achieving your truest dreams. Students will place their dreams in the ground as they plant a tree at a local orchard, where they can visit over the years to be reminded of the need to cultivate their dreams and enjoy the harvest. 

Intent: Helping youth name and anchor their dreams 

Registration is not necessary, but if you plan to attend, please email us so we are sure to have enough food

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Where: The Big Apple Orchard, 1115 Highway 30W, Mount Vernon 

When: April 25th, 2021 at 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Funding Goal: $21,000

Opportunities likes these are only possible with your help. Please consider helping us by donating today. No donation is too small. In addition to financial aid we would greatly appreciate in-kind help, such as lending shovels or volunteering at event stations. The fundraising will be used to offset event costs and to support ongoing dream achievement programming being provided to students.

We need your help

Opportunities likes these are only possible with your help. Please consider helping us by donating today. No donations is too small.


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