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Mom and Daughter DreamMaker Graphic Novel Contest

#TakeAction and help a #DreamTank #DreamMaker with their social innovation project while having fun.

Sydney, a 13 year old Dream Tank summer camp grad, her 9 year old sister Siena and her mother Ariel are launching a crowdfunding and coloring contest to get their family’s mother-daughter kids’ graphic novel illustrated and published. Eventually, it will become an animated film and create more awareness and funding for the Ocean Cleanup Project, contributing to #SDG4: Quality Education and #SDG14: Life Under Water!








The family’s story begins with the Lumins, small underwater creatures that deliver sea glass to humans or at least they did, until Sarwen, the angry crab, started cleaning up the ocean shoreline because he was tired of the mess that humans left behind. Kora must journey to stop Sarwen from disrupting the imbalance between the worlds. 

The Glimmer Series of Underwater Graphic Novels aims to empower parents and children worldwide to take inspired action towards SDGs #4: Quality Education and SDG #14: Life Below Water to clean and protect our planet’s oceans. 


Now… This is where the fun begins!


Sydney and her family are running a contest to get the word out on social media. Kids can color, paint and decorate a coloring page and parents can enter them into the drawing to win a poster of Kora Kelly, the main character! 


  • Three lucky contestants will win. 
  • You can enter from 2/21/21 through 4/6/2021 at 12:00 a.m. MST. 
  • Print out our coloring page. You can DM us to get the link or just copy it from here.
  • Kids! Color your most creative way and have your parents post your entry on social media on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok with the hashtag #ILoveLumins; share the link to the campaign: https://igg.me/at/glimmerseries and tag 5 friends that would love the Lumins!
  • Limited to one entry per child. You can have multiple entries per family if you have multiple children in your household.


Drawing will take place on 4/11/2021 and winners will be announced through the Indiegogo platform and social media. Winners will also be contacted on their parent’s social media platform to arrange shipping.

You can also support Kora Kelly’s adventure with the Lumins by sharing this post or the link to the campaign.

We are proud to promote this contest in our #dreamtank community and are excited to see who the winners are!

Upcoming Partner Events


Dear Dream Tank Community, We are glad to invite you to the next two events happening in February and March this year. As always, we collaborate with organizations all over the globe to expand opportunities for young people and to increase conscience about the importance of education thought for the youth as change agents.


Innovative World Teachers Summit


Starting on February 22nd at 11:00 AM EST, you will hear from 25 plus experts sharing advice, tips and tools on How to Avoid Burnout,  Moving Away from Deficit Rhetoric, Be a Change Agent in The Classroom and much, MUCH more! Heidi will be talking on Day 3, Feb 24th, with the topic: “Generation Z the Leaders of Tomorrow”

Heidi Cuppari, Guest Speaker

If you wish to participate and get a FREE ticket, you can register here.


Horasis Extraordinary Meeting

Horasis is an independent international organization dedicated to inspiring our future. Horasis hosts annual meetings to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today.

Heidi Cuppari will be moderating the panel: “The COVID Generation: Losing Trust” at the Horasis Extraordinary Meeting upcoming on March 18, this time focused on The USA, exploring Trust with a Global Community.

If you want to participate in this awesome event, click here.   Thank you all for your support, and till next time!

YOUNGA Global Broadcast Success!

We at Dream Tank celebrate the effort Kelly Lovell and her team put in for their YOUNGA global forum broadcast Saturday evening. It inspired and pushed the thinking of adults and youth on how we can better connect with ourselves and others in the virtual world to collaborate on solving global problems together.

If you missed the live broadcast you can sign up for the replay at https://youngaforum.com/.

We want to thank our Youth Delegates Grayson, Grace, Alex, Cody, Parker, Anya, Summer, Bella, Emma and Braeden for participating in this unique event that not only occurred in 2D but in Virtual Reality as well.

We would be remiss for not thanking our Dream Tank board chair Jeff Hoffman for connecting our Dream Makers to this amazing program earlier this year.

Dream Tank exists to unleash the creativity and potential of youth people to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with entrepreneurship, technology, mentorship and design thinking.

As we work to prepare for a new set of Dream Makers who can apply to become Youth Delegates for YOUNGA 2021 and other global summits, we are also launching new products and an online community of resources that include education and access to individuals on how to dream, design and launch the future with SDG related collective impact cross generational missions along the way.

We’d like to invite you to support Dream Tank in scaling and growing our reach to more youth, globally. Ways you can support us include:

Donations will support the Dream Tank scholarship program and the launch of new programming – Dream Master Training, global Dream Tank online platform, mentor matching and 1-1 coaching.

$75 Covers a small donation to Fuel the Dream Tank, plus the costs of a young person to join the Dream Tank online community and attend virtual events, as well as attend the inaugural class of Mission 1.0 Dream the Future – an innovative online curriculum that helps young person receive the framework and mindset to dream big and set on the path to create real impact in the world.

$750 Covers a small donation to Fuel the Dream Tank, as well as cover the costs of a youth leader to attend an online program in facilitated groups, in partnership with a well known accelerator. This program is specially designed to help young people receive confidence, mindset training, social entrepreneurship framework, and more, and begin their path to create the social impact they are passionate about seeing in the world. Mission 1.5: Day Dream Pack includes an annual Membership to our online community which provides access to mentors and cross sector leaders, the Misson 1.0 Dream The Future course, online community and virtual headquarters, Dream Tank ID, and a package of startup benefits in partnership with Techstars, valued at over $10,000 in benefits.

We look forward to your continued support headed into 2021!

The Dream Tank YOUNGA Panel: Hear How Kids’ Dreams Can Change The World

Dear Dream Tank Community,

It was my pleasure to co-create and moderate this exciting panel along with 15 year old Dream Tank co-founder and social entrepreneur Summer Gould.

We invite you to watch this discussion about the power of youth between Jeff Hoffman (Dream Tank Global Chairman), Kelly Lovell (YOUNGA CEO), Heidi Cuppari (Dream Tank CEO), and Emma Kraft – one of the original Dream Tank graduates, now the founder of Coral Sunscreen.



Jennifer Bonine is a CEO, Author, Entrepreneur, Startup Founder, and Philanthropist.  She has spoken all over the Globe including at the World Economic Forum in Davos and interviewed for CNN Money. She presented at AI for Good and the Pentagon this past year. Jenn Owns several companies from tech to subscription boxes and is on several executive boards including one for the US Bid for the World Expo in 2027.
Dream Tank is a 501c3 non-profit social enterprise. Contributions to DreamTank ™ are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.