About Dream Bigger MT:
Dream Bigger Montana was created by Shannon Thompson in partnership with Families First Learning Lab while she was finishing her degree in Community Advocacy & Social Policy. This curriculum mostly stemmed from Shannon’s reflection on the things that held her up in life. She ran away from home in high school all the time and was eventually sent to the Attention Home and then Mountain View Girls home. Predictably, she found herself at the Montana State Women’s Prison shortly afterwards. It took Shannon a long time to grow up and she realized there was a lot she could have known earlier in life that may have saved her some of the bumps along the way.
Many of the important things people need to know in life are only taught by trial and error. Shannon believes if young people understand life skills, like what this program teaches, they will be more prepared in life and get to their goals faster. That is what she, and our team here at Families First want for each participant.
WHO WE WILL SERVE:
Homeless teens, Teens aging out of foster care, Young adults in need of guidance
HOW DO WE HELP:
Life skills workshops, Mentoring, On the job experiences, Scholarship monies toward continuing education
Budgeting, Healthy Relationships, Healthy Lifestyles, Important Documentations, Interview Skills, Resume Building, Understanding Credit & Banking