Dream Catcher is a career readiness and workforce development curriculum designed to accelerate a student’s ability to discover an initial career path through discovering a clarity of purpose and self-worth.
HOW DOES DREAM CATCHER WORK?
Dream Catcher is an eight lesson, interactive curriculum designed for both online and in-class instruction. Interactive questions, games, group and individual activities, employability skill videos and activities are designed to engage the student and spark intrinsic motivation. 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. Additionally, Dream Catcher includes a Learning Management System (LMS) backend for teachers, parents and administrators to monitor, support and encourage students through the curriculum. 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
“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.”
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.”
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.”
Teacher and Work Experience Coordinator
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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: