On Dec. 17, 2010, we held a holiday mixer to show our appreciation to the mentors, volunteers, and community partners who help make I Have a Dream-Overtown a successful program. We laughed, ate delicious food from Mama Jennies, mingled, and enjoyed classic holiday songs like, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and White Christmas. In the spirit of giving, Dreamers presented their mentors with a token of appreciation to recognize and thank them for their passion and commitment. Also, Ernesto DeArmas, one of our human growth and development facilitators from Planned Parenthood, gave each child a gift bag filled with a water bottle, flash light, pen, and stress ball, to thank them for their friendship and participation with Planned Parenthood. Later in the celebration, Kiki, Wadlene, and Sendy, bestowed Mr. Lewis with a lovely Christmas card signed by all of the students. To conclude this momentous occasion, Ms. Hill made a thoughtful speech, wishing the Dreamers happy holidays and thanking them for welcoming her into the program and into their lives as their new VISTA.
Thank you to everyone who came out and made our event a success. I Have a Dream is truly thankful for the contributions you have made in making our program what it is today.