#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, a special spring Teen Voices program will be 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.

Become a Why Not You Scholar

As part of DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible, the Why Not You Foundation is launching an inaugural $100,000 Why Not You Scholarship program in partnership with the College Success Foundation. Eight scholarships will be awarded: four, $20,000 four-year educational scholarships (four years at $5,000 per year), and four, $5,000 technical school or community college scholarships (two years at $2,500 per year).  

These need-based scholarships are available to King County students who exemplify how they are DREAMING BIG and believing ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. These scholarships are meant to help students achieve their post-secondary educational dreams at a trade school, community college or four-year university.

Applications are now open: CLICK HERE

Note the menu on the right side which includes overview of the scholarships, eligibility, application timeline and the application.

Applications are due by midnight on March 31. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May.

 

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Read more by visiting the Why Not You Foundation Blog.