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April 10 Launch of DreamLine Campaign

Published on Mar 17 2016

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Imagine a worldwide community of students, connected through their goals for the future and empowered through their shared dreams. This is the intent behind DreamLine, a social network and app under development by The Dream Flag Project.

DreamLine will create a safe space for dreams in the online world of our children. The motivation, the connection, and the excitement of a shared dream is like nothing else. We want to bring that into every classroom in the country, and we want to start it with DreamLine. And we want you to help us get it going with a bang.

On Sunday, April 10 we will kick off our crowdsource fundraising campaign for DreamLine. Here's what our proposed  DreamLine technology will do:

Teacher APP
Dreamline will make it incredibly simple for a teacher using a phone, to take a shot of the Dream Flag, record a student reading, and immediately share it with our Dream Flag community around the world--instantly increasing the power of the Dream Flag.


Student APP and Website
Dreamline  will allow students with shared dreams anywhere in the world to  connect, communicate, and support each other instantly -- all with the safety of complete teacher control.

Public APP
Dreamline will make every Dream Flag exhibition interactive. Visitors click on a flag with their phone, hear the voice of the student reading their dream, then text a message of support like, "Go for it!” That message goes to the teacher for approval, then can be told or sent to the student.

By Teachers For Teachers
Dreamline will do what the teacher wants when the teacher wants it. It will be easy to "open and close the gate" for student-to-student texting, set modifications that are appropriate for the age group, and turn on or off any features at any time.

Access and Equity
A platform designed for mobile phones will allow us to reach more students in more places. For many teachers and students, the smartphone in their pocket is the only regular connection to the internet, especially in the developing world.

LAUNCH EVENTS

We'll be hosting a Dream Line Launch Event in Philadelphia on April 10, and during the month of April, other Dream Line supporters will be holding lanch events as well. We welcome everyone to get involved so that, together, we can create something that extends the power of The Dream Flag program in far-reaching and exciting ways. Our core program will remain exactly as it is, and DreamLine will help us grow the connecting power of dreams to help our students become the motivated global citizens we need.

PHILADELPHIA EVENT and CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

Here's what will happen at our Philadelphia event. For a more detailed informationa and to RSVP if you can attend, CLICK HERE.

From 1-2:00  enjoy live music and a complimentary lunch provided by The Metropolitan Bakery, Bacchus Catering, and Cafe V, along with other local vendors, make your own Dream Flag for Dream Flags--expressing your hopes for the global Dream Flag community--along with other hands-on Dream Flags activities, and peruse Dream Flags on display from around the region and the world. You may even go home with a "door prize" donated by some of our local Dream Flag fans.

At 2:00 Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, a longtime supporter of The Dream Flag Project  will lead off with a talk about why dreams matter in our schools and why The Dream Flag Project is bringing hope to Philly and the world. Also speaking will be Kerry Sautner, Vice President of Visitor Experience and Education at the National Constitution Center, and Jeff Harlan, co-founder and director of The Dream Flag Project.

At 2:30 watch our World Premier of the Dream Flags DreamLine Launch video, created by a Dream Flag supporter and video producer in California with voiceover sent from India, photos sent in from around the world, interviews with Dream Flag teachers across the Dream Flags community, and video of students talking about what it would be like to connect directly with those who share their dreams. It will be a magical two minutes and thirty seconds and will launch a global crowdsource campaign hosted on Indiegogo's Generosity platform to help us fund DreamLine and start connecting students everywhere  in 2016-17.

We'll all send our support, share with friends, and watch the DreamLine fly!

And if it's a nice day, wander down to Schuylkill Park for a beautiful Sunday stroll afterward.

Stay tuned for updates on this exciting new chapter in the The Dream Line Project that teachers everywhere have helped to create--connecting students to their dreams, and their dreams to the world. 

 

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