hope rising


The Hope Rising experience brings Dreamline’s Youth Mentor Leaders into your virtual classroom or in-person classroom for an action oriented Dreamline experience that focuses not only on empathy, self-awareness, and dreams, but also very much on the activism that will make them real. The program is designed for synchronous online teaching or in-person teaching with online connections to Dreamline staff.

detail summary

activism & action plans, empathy, values, global community, & dreams
online with Zoom or other live video platform
on-site instruction
blended program integration of online & on-site
Dreamline’s Dream Team Youth Mentors in coordination with your staff.
Group specific PD and planning sessions required
Individual cloth-printed student works .
Dreamline upload service for posting student work.
Detailed lesson sequence and material links
Additional downloadable teaching resources
Dreamline World mobile app
Participant email updates
Quote of cost provided based on sessions and number of student participants.
Some financial assistance available.

the power & art of global activism

How Participants Describe HOPE RISING …

“awesome … exciting … amazing … joyful … teamwork … beneficial … informative .. creative … hopeful”

The Dreamline Project’s Hope Rising Program is built from the intersection of Creativity , Character, and Activism.

This is a 10-12 session journey transforming dreams to actions through creative expression, collaboration, and activism in a global community.

me to we

Dreamline’s Dream Team Youth Mentors help you articulate your dream, and plan the steps for a journey of change. Choose an area of interest and connect with students who share your passion. Topics can be added or modified to suit school needs.


Current topics include

JUSTICE – social justice, anti-racism, gender equality…
SUSTAINABILITY – climate change, energy, life, technology…
WELLBEING – food, health, mindfulness, fitness…

radical inclusivity

Dreamline’s Hope Rising Program is designed for for integration into ELA classes, art classes, SEL programs, Advisory or Homeroom programs, After School and Community Service programs.

Our standard offering is 10-12 40 minute sessions on Zoom. Timing and programming is flexible according to group needs. We offer programming in all time zones.

Because of our Zoom format, we can offer integrated class programs between collaborating schools who register together.

Our primary language is English but we can offer sessions in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese as well. Our primary focus is upper elementary and middle school students, but we provide programming for Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

In this online journey through a series of critical thinking and creative activities, we learn from the dreams of others around the world, dive deep into our own areas of interest, and reflect on what matters most. 

From there, we are ready to create our Dream Banner–a culminating expression of personal values, words, and hopeful vision for the future.

handmade hope

Each Dream Banner is a personal statement of hope and power. But this is just the beginning. Together, we research and design simple steps that turn aspirations to action–a Dream Plan.


Your Banner and Plan will join thousands on the Digital Dreamline to inspire other people and guide your journey.

And to keep your dream conscious on a daily basis, we will send a printed cloth version of your Banner with a phone readable tag to your dream plan and more.

global community

DISCOVER the art and power of global activism this year.
Join the Dreamline Project movement for global community and change through Hope Rising.

What to Expect …


A virtual platform make it possible to connect both on-site and remote participants. Our Zoom platform allows us to gather and lead large groups for unifying activities, then break down into small Dream Teams for focused learning. On-site classes connect with Dream Team Youth Mentors virtually.


Through the sessions, we follow the Dreamline process of listening, reflecting, imagining, and creating. You find your voice in crafting a personal Dream Banner–using art and words to express a dream you believe in, and will share with the world.


Each Dream Team, a small group of students with shared interests–such as Justice or Sustainability–is led by a Dream Team Youth Mentor. Every session is highly interactive and packed with meaningful games and activities that develop trust and vulnerability. The recommended size of each Dream Team is 12 students. Groupings are set according to school needs.


After you create a Dream Banner the action starts. You work on research and project planning to create a Dream Path–your own activism plan. This plan, your Dream Banner, and your recorded voice join the Digital Dreamline to inspire others and you.

A few weeks after the program you get a CLOTH PRINTED VERSION of your Dream Banner with a phone readable link to your online Banner and Dream Path–to remind you every day of what matters most We all stay connected through social media, Flip Grid programs, our online music project, and by sharing our dreams at the global Dream Fest in 2021.

Dream Team Youth Mentors

Dream Team Youth Mentors are inspiring young people passionate about helping others believe in and follow their dreams. All have completed an in-depth training program led by Dreamline Founder Jeffrey Harlan and will obtain any required clearances. They have worked with Dreamline participants from Dallas to Boston to Egypt.

Click Below to Meet Some of the Dream Team

The Dreamline Process

Dreamline cultivates  imagination, community, awareness, and change by engaging young people  globally to listen, reflect, create, and share their dreams.

Dreamline’s approach has reached students in K-12 across in 42 states of the US and in 38 other countries.

We designed a series of simple yet powerful activities that bring awareness and intention to one’s values, and engage skills of wellbeing like empathy, compassion, and inspiration.

We connect the dots between our passions and values to larger global goals such as climate change, no poverty, and reduced inequality.

Our goal is to develop key skills of wellbeing and social emotional learning, and to infuse hope, purpose, and commitment into the lives of young people around the world by aligning and empowering their dreams.

Dream Banners from Around the World


What technology and materials are necessary?

We connect through Zoom, and participants need only paper and something to write with. You will receive an email with all necessary joining information following registration.

How secure are your Zoom meetings?

All of our Zoom meetings are accessible only to registered participants. Each participant receives a customized Zoom link which can only be used by one individual and cannot be forwarded or duplicated.


“Dreamline offers a simple yet profound way to connect the human family in a time of social distancing.” 

Sue Blythe, Creator of We, the World’s Climate Collaboratory

Dreamline’s online program gives kids an opportunity to dream big – beyond the frustrations and limitations of our current situation. Having meaningful goals to work towards will energize them and the online Dreamline will help them feel connected to other kids at a time when connections are harder to come by.

–3rd Grade Teacher, Philadelphia, PA

“Now more than ever, the health and security of our planet depends on the realization that our local wellbeing is connected to global actions. Dreamline enables youth to connect online to achieve this realization and to start brainstorming ways to transform the world for the better, using others’ creative ideas as inspiration.

–Doctoral Student at Columbia Teachers College

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