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The "I Have a Dream" Foundation

In 1981, Eugene Lang returned to give a speech at his former elementary school in New York to graduating sixth graders. When the principal informed Lang that relatively few of these students would make it through high school, Lang changed his prepared remarks to say that he would promise every sixth grader in the school college tuition if they finished high school. In doing so, the "I Have a Dream" Foundation was born, and the program continues to this day, buoyed by an extensive network that is in place in 64 cities across 27 states. At the site, users can learn about the program's history, its basic tenets, and the current staff members who work at the foundation. Users of the site can also use the information here to learn about their current projects, learn about volunteer opportunities, and learn about success stories from the foundation.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-07-02
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2004/scout-040702#3

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