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BHS Student Handbook: Student Support-IHAD

I Have a Dream (IHAD)

The “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is a dropout prevention and college preparation program dedicated to motivating and empowering youth from low-income communities (Dreamers) to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college. The organization’s unique, long-term achievement program works with cohorts (classes) of students starting in elementary school and follows them through college graduation providing a year-round academic and socio-emotional and life-skills program during school, after-school, and over the summer. For more information, visit

"I Have A Dream" provides intensive services including academic supports, tutoring, one-on-one mentoring, socio-emotional and life skills training, and college application and college prep assistance during school, after-school and over the summer.

At Boulder High School, "I Have A Dream" provides its Dreamer Scholars and their peers with pre-collegiate programming and academic supports. These includes a study skills class, support with college and scholarship applications, ACT/SAT preparation support, job skills development, paid summer internships, College Savings Accounts, a $10,000 last-dollar scholarship for college or post-secondary training, and more. "I Have A Dream's" results prove its approach to closing the achievement gap works: 90% of its Dreamer Scholars graduate high school, 85% enroll in college or post-secondary studies, and over 60% graduate from college or post-secondary training.

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County currently supports almost 100 Boulder Panthers, with an in-school class and hosting an after-school program. To connect with the program staff at Boulder High, please reach out to one of the following people.