Miguel Rivera Teaches Youth at F.D. Roosevelt to Dream Big

Not your average elementary school student gets to select a middle school to attend once the 5th grade is up. Miguel Rivera was one of those students. Graduating from Webster Elementary School,  located in West Long Beach, he had the option to attend one of a few middle schools outside of his home area. One […]

Elijhaa Penny Gives Back to Youth

Elijhaa Penny has not only set personal records at the high school level, but he’s set records throughout his college football career. Coming out of Norwalk (Calif.) High School (NHS), Penny looked to make some noise playing college ball. Prior to his sophomore year at Cerritos College, he played one year at College of the […]

Miguel Rivera Visits Youth in Norwalk

“If you are not making someone else’s life better than you are wasting your time. Your life will become better, by making other lives better.” Miguel Rivera, Founder of Dream Big Project, has made a commitment to himself to educate youth on the dangers of drinking and driving and the importance of being educated not […]

A Dream Big Message

Our founder Miguel Rivera speaking to a group of students at Ralph Bunche Middle School in Compton about his story and the Dream Big Project in hopes to raise awareness on the dangers of underage drinking and driving, the importance of receiving an education and spreading a positive message.

Youth Opportunity High

High school graduation is one of the biggest transitions in life that many experience. However, every young adult’s understanding of what is to come next is not quite clear. Many move on to college or work, but there are also those who are in between, don’t attend college nor find work. The message shared with […]

Valor Academy Charter School

“Public speaking is now a huge passion of mine, but looking back I never thought I would be sharing a difficult part of my life to hundreds of students, administration, parents, community members, and others. I do my best to speak to as many schools as possible and a goal of mine would be to […]

Speak Your Truth Open Mic Preview

Speak Your Truth Open Mic Night was a community event hosted in the city of Norwalk that not only raised awareness on the cause of the Dream Big Foundation, but presented a platform that allowed members of the community to share and inspire others to dream big no matter what life may bring at you. […]

Norwalk’s Charity for Charities

Several high school seniors donated more than $20,000 to several charities as part of a fundraising project at Norwalk High School. According to school officials, each student researched a variety of charities and presented the organization they felt connected to within their government classes. When presentations concluded, every class voted for a specific charity as […]

Estancia High and DBP Connect

Treasurer and President, Angel Perez and Miguel Rivera, introduce the Dream Big Project to Estancia High School in Costa Mesa. Students in Mr. Bob Slinger’s AVID program have a deep committment in education with students from the UCI Criminology program. This day was particularly special because not only did the AVID program have the attention […]

Norwalk High’s Jump Start Program Gets Inspired

The Jump Start Program is a program designed for incoming freshman that need extra support in preparing for high school. Its focus is on academics, study skills, work habits and behavior. Currently, there are three programs installed seperately at Norwalk High, La Mirada High as well as John Glenn High. These are all high schools within the […]