WE CULTIVATE PEOPLE

Through Purpose-Driven Education, Dream Catcher bridges the gap between education and career to create a realistic and attainable plan for a fulfilling livelihood.

CURRICULUM


WHAT IS DREAM CATCHER?

Dream Catcher is an inspirational and motivational career readiness program designed to accelerate a student’s ability to discover their life and career purpose which will help them facilitate an academic and skill building pathway. Dream Catcher's holistic platform can help youth and adults in the classroom and independently to discover a clarity of purpose and self-worth.

HOW DOES DREAM CATCHER WORK?

Youth and Adults will be guided through the spectacular Dream Catcher program to discover their personal and career purpose in this world.  Through motivational videos, interactive self-awareness activities, small group discussions, and career research; the participants will mature as they develop intrinsic motivation, personal drive, confidence to overcome obstacles, and create an academic and personal plan to reach their life and career goals.

Dream Catcher's eight interactive units were developed to be used online, independently or as a group/class experience. Interactive questions, games, group and individual activities, employability skill videos and activities are designed to engage the user in a full edutainment experience. With Dream Catcher, students discover the relevance of core academic curriculum through investigating their purpose and most suitable career path. This process is also a very important part of developing decision making skills. Dream Catcher’s proprietary Aspirational Data provides students and teachers with outside resources, local employers, training, labor market information, and direct contact with the next step along their educational journey.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

As the need for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has become more prominent, Dream Catcher aligns with both Health and Career Standards. It teaches perseverance and resiliency, setting the foundation to establish strength, courage and how to overcome obstacles.

Both youth and adults develop stronger communication skills, self-advocacy, and report improved self-esteem.

WHY CHOOSE DREAM CATCHER?

Although Dream Catcher falls under the category of workforce development and career readiness, Dream Catcher’s first focus is developing people. We believe everyone wins when we develop purpose-driven people placed in the careers most suitable to them as individuals. Schools and employers receive intrinsically motivated people ready to give their best, and intrinsically motivated, purpose-driven people are fulfilled in how they contribute to their community.

  • Qualifies for several grant programs and federal funding (i.e., WIOA, CTE, YARP, YouthBuild, ARP Act, Perkins, just to name a few).
  • Dream Catcher includes a Learning Management System (LMS) backend for counselors, teachers, parents and administrators to monitor, support, serve and encourage students through the curriculum.
  • Counselors can increase their effectiveness with individual students by having their students' profiles and aspirational data before meeting with them.
  • Dream Catcher provides opportunities for students to explore and investigate careers they are already interested in, or explore original career paths based on self exploration and a purpose-driven mindset.
  • Dream Catcher helps students analyze the reasons why they are interested in a career path and leads them through a structured decision making process that gives them confidence to make a final and informed decision.
  • Dream Catcher is designed to be used by students ages 12 and up. In High School, Dream Catcher is encouraged to be used multiple times: once in the 9th grade and once in the 11th grade at no additional charge.
  • Parents of Dream Catcher students may also use Dream Catcher at no additional cost.
  • Dream Catcher offers original innovative vibrant lessons. Motivational videos incorporate various learning modalities and soft skills are integrated into each lesson.
  • Dream Catcher includes a Learning Management System (LMS) backend for counselors, teachers, parents and administrators to monitor, support, serve and encourage students through the curriculum.

PURPOSE DRIVEN EDUCATION

WE MAKE EDUCATION RELEVANT

WHO'S USING DREAM CATCHER

Anyone who desires to have a fulfilling life or someone who wants a fulfilling life for someone else can become a Dream Catcher client. Finding purpose and aligning purpose with a career path has no age range. Dream Catcher serves four primary markets:

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Additionally, Dream Catcher offers the same programming to each student’s parents at no additional cost when students are enrolled in an educational institution. Parents receive their own account as well as being able to monitor their child’s account. For purchasing an educational institution license, see our Purchase & Pricing page.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS

The asynchronous online curriculum option lends itself perfectly for independent study. Individual, homeschool, and small group licenses are available. Purchasing a license can be done at the “Buy” tab at the top of this web page.

COMMUNITY/TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND ADULT SCHOOLS

Dream Catcher Advance is a slightly different version of Dream Catcher designed for adults, but is equally as effective in helping adults identify their purpose and career goals. For purchasing Dream Catcher Advance visit our Purchase page.

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Non profit organizations helping people with employment and job skills use Dream Catcher to kick off participants in their programs.

TESTIMONIALS

“With this program, we have found the help and the guidance tool to help students figure out what they want to do, how to go about it, and to make all the pieces fit. That helps a counselor in turn better guide the students even though we can't meet with them on a regular basis.”

VALERIE GEASON

Counselor and CEO of LFW Foundation

“What makes Dream Catcher different from everything else? It gathers data, but it creates more than it gathers. It allows (students) to be creative outside of a box that we put them in. They're able to create a pathway instead of following one.

HERMAN MITCHELL

Workforce Development Coordinator, Valley High School

“When my students watched the videos in the classroom they were just mesmerized. They were listening. They were on the tips of their seats. I had never seen them pay so much attention to career information brought to them by someone other than a teacher or a parent.

LORI JEPSON

Teacher and Work Experience Coordinator

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HOW WE CHANGE LIVES


DREAM CATCHER

YOUTH & ADULT

DREAM CATCHER

ADVANCE

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

SPREAD THE WORD


CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT OUR LIFE + CHANGING THE WAY WE LEARN ABOUT OURSELVES =  

CHANGING THE WORLD = FUTURE N FOCUS

DREAM CATCHER APPROACH


The Dream Catcher approach is what sets us apart. (DBA) Dream Catcher Enterprises’ interest isn’t in just developing students for the workforce but in developing people ready for today and tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. Dream Catcher believes in creating and providing products that delve into the core—an individual’s “purpose” in life and their true passions & gifts. We believe in going beyond generalized personality assessments. Instead, we focus on each student as an individual.

With over 50 years of combined experience working directly with students in this market, we know that from middle school students exhibit the ability to comprehend having a life and career purpose. We’ve learned that if cultivated correctly, this age group is capable of identifying their purpose and planning to live out that purpose. Dream Catcher Enterprises provides a unique and effective career development curriculum that helps students:

  • Explore and discover their purpose
  • Set purpose-driven goals
  • Identify career choices based on their purpose and gifts
  • Create action plans
  • Track and monitor progress

ESPECIALLY CREATED TO ENGAGE THE IEP STUDENT AND THE HARD-TO-REACH AND HARD-TO-TEACH STUDENTS

JUST LIKE STEVE WARD, CREATOR OF DREAM CATCHER