To start your journey, watch this video created by 16 year old Morgan B, Dream Maker and Dream Tank Film Fellow:
Solving big problems requires a big imagination.
Dream Tank inspires and empowers kids and teens to put their passion, creativity, and energy to work in making their communities better through social ventures that address one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by building a social entrepreneurship ecosystem (accelerator centers, curriculum, mentors, digital platform/tools and micro-loans) designed specifically for Youth to solve economic and environmental problems in their communities, and the world.
Our mission is to ignite youth around the world through entrepreneurship to use their imaginations to innovate the future and make their biggest dreams a reality.
Dream Tank helps youth understand the biggest problems facing our planet.
Dream Tank empowers them to create solutions to enable real-world impact.
Dream Tank lets them propose tangible solutions in a safe, constructive environment.
Dream Tank looks to youth to help solve global problems.
DREAM TANK SOCIAL IMPACT ECOSYSTEM, ACCELERATOR & THINK TANK
Accelerator Design Challenges with Strong emphasis on SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), social impact, and using technology for good.
A Membership-Based Portal pairing youth with a mentor network, entrepreneurial toolset, and financial resources.
Social impact accelerators with real-world entrepreneurial and design-thinking skills, with a youth-first approach.
A Think Tank made up of youth to help companies solve local problems around the world, leading to global solutions.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
Agreed upon by 194 countries, the UN’s SDGs represent the world’s largest and most inclusive democratic process in history. Together these goals lay out an unprecedented and compelling roadmap to achieve a sustainable future that engages 100% of humanity. For more information on the UN’s SDGs visit: UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.
DREAM TANK Creed
Our founders were inspired by the jedi creed and the burning man principles, and set out to create the Dream Tank creed. This has been added to and refined by youth, like every program we do, since our beginning.
Dream Tank respects all life, in any form
Dream Tank believes the purpose of all business is people, planet, & profit
Dream Tank does not tolerate Dream Crushing!
Dream Tank believes that Failure is a sign of succeeding
Dream Tank serves others rather than trying to dominate them, for the good of all life on the planet
Dream Tank is open to all who are willing to better the planet with their ideas
-Dream Tank seeks to encourage responsible consumption of technology
-Dream tank learns about and uses accurate facts always
our communities’ values and culture
from march to september 2020 during covid, an extraordinary group of young people ages 11-28 and adult mentors went on a journey together. we added the below values and culture statements that covid brought out and highlighted how much we need each other more than ever. dream tank is embracing these.
- Values: simply radical compassion and love and respect for all life
- We show up for each other in all areas of our lives
- We support wellness and space for flow in our lives
- We seek to leave people lit up who meet with us in every interaction – reinvigorated or activated
- We infuse passion and magic in everything we do
- Any idea is a good idea (like ‘All ideas are welcome’)
- We inspire confidence passion and leadership and magic
- We bring peace love and joy in all we do
- 人-The character for a person. One uses each other for support. One will not stand without the other
- We strive to build hope in those that don’t have it and strengthen it in those that do
DREAM TANK TERMINOLOGY
Kids who turn turn dreams into reality and passion into projects.
An individual who starts and runs a business with limited resources and planning, taking account of all the risks and rewards of his or her business venture. The business idea is usually a new innovation, product or service, rather than an existing business model.
A person who pursues an innovative idea with the potential to solve a community problem. These individuals are willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives.
Somebody who shoots down ideas or dreams of others.
Refers to investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside (or in lieu of) a financial return.
The commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration.
“Dream Makers’ Out!”:
How we sign off video calls and meetings: with celebration!