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!
Start DREAMING BIG today!
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 [LINK TO SEPARATE PAGE FEATURE THE CARDS], designed by Seattle-based artist Keegan Hall, are available at all King County Library System community libraries and JPMorgan Chase Bank branches (beginning in February) 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.
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 [LINK TO KCLS PAGE] 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
This year the Why Not You Foundation is in search of its inaugural Why Not You Scholars, who will receive financial support to help them achieve their post-secondary educational dreams at a trade school, community college or four-year university. Details on the number of scholarships, levels of financial support, application information and selection criteria will be announced online and via Why Not You Foundation social channels in early February.