#WhyNotDreamBig

Welcome to DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible, a partnership between the Why Not You Foundation and the King County Library System and its Foundation, made possible by JPMorgan Chase, to inspire youth to achieve their dreams and promote opportunities for access, education and support through one of the most important community resources: our libraries.

Russell and Ciara have a shared belief that has guided them throughout their lives: that anything is possible. However, believing anything is possible doesn’t simply make anything possible. Along with the belief comes hard work, perseverance and, most of all, a lot of help, support and guidance. And, that’s exactly what the program is all about – encouraging everyone to embrace the wide range of resources available through public libraries that can open up a world of possibilities and lead the way to achieving their own big dreams!

 

 
Believing that you can do something great, means you will do something great.
— Russell
 

 

Start DREAMING BIG at a King County Library Today!

These library cards were custom designed by Seattle-artist Keegan Hall. Learn the story behind the cards!

Secure and activate your limited-edition Russell or Ciara library card

DREAMING BIG begins with a free, limited-edition, all-access library card featuring Russell or Ciara. The cards, designed by Seattle-based artist Keegan Hall, are available at all King County Library System community libraries and JPMorgan Chase Bank branches throughout King County. Once, activated, the library card provides in-library and online access to resources, programs, mentors and more available at all 48 King County Library System community libraries serving 36 King County cities and 18 school districts.

 

 
Knowledge will lead you on your way in life and help you succeed in whatever you choose to do.
— Ciara
 

 

Teen Programs: Skills, Confidence and Role Models for Success

The King County Library System provides youth with a wide variety of programs including: STEAM education, homework help and mentoring, coding classes, ESL support, SAT prep and much more.

And, as part of DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible, the campaign provided underwriting for KCLS’s Teen Voices program which was offered at six King County Library System libraries to motivate, empower and prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Learn how to get involved with teen programs at KCLS.org.

Our First Cohort of Why Not You Scholars

As part of DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible, the Why Not You Foundation awarded $100,000 in college scholarships in May 2019 to eight deserving students in King County. The Why Not You Scholarship program is in partnership with the College Success Foundation. Four students were awarded $20,000 ($5,000 annually, towards a four-year university), and four students were awarded $5,000 ($2,500 annually, towards a community college or trade school). These need-based scholarships were awarded to King County students who exemplified how they are DREAMING BIG and believing ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

To learn about our 2019 cohorts:https://whynotyoufdn.org/latest/2019/6/20/why-not-you-foundation-and-college-success-foundation-announce-inaugural-why-not-you-scholarship-recipient

Stay tuned for 2020’s DREAM BIG scholarship opportunities!

 

Follow along as we DREAM BIG at Why Not You Foundation Facebook, Instagram and at #WhyNotDreamBig.

Read more by visiting the Why Not You Foundation Blog.