Dream Big

Empowering College-Bound Students with Disabilities

2024 Academic Year Spring Calendar

For Students:
Career Club:
First Wednesdays via Zoom from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

Explore Diverse Career Paths

Peer Events: Third Wednesdays via Zoom from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

Connect With Peers Facing Similar Challenges and Dive Into Crucial Adulting Topics

  • January 17: Evening of Games
  • February 21: Goal Setting
  • March 20: Developing Friendships
  • April 17: College Students Share
    Register Here for Peer Events

For Parents:
Parent Roundtable:
Fourth Wednesdays via Zoom from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Enjoy Fellowship, Resources, and Transitioning Topics

2024 Summer Camp Schedule

The Dream Big program strives to empower college and technical school-bound youth with disabilities to dream big about their future. The program aims to show students that they can do many things that their non-disabled peers can do, and they should not limit their career goals.

  • June 10-14: (Middle School Camp)
  • June 24-28: (High School Camp)
  • July 8-12 : (Middle School Camp)
  • July 22-26: (High School Camp)

Students spend each day exploring careers with one of our partner companies and learn the necessary skills to build a career. Each of 4 weeks is tailored to a specific career area based on interests of students. See more information about our virtual and in-person camps below.

What to expect at Dream Big Career Camp

Intensive focus on showcase careers in a variety of fields, including STEM

Instruction in self-advocacy, independence, goal-setting, college prep, and much more

Increased confidence, marketable skills, and new friendships for life

Immersive games and activities led by camp partner companies and counseling staff

Dream Big Swag Bag full of prizes prior to the start of camp!

Start Your Journey Today!

Download a brochure and request a Camp application

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dream Big cost?

The camp fee varies by week. Scholarships are available for any families with need.

How is Dream Big being facilitated?

Dream Big will be hosted via Zoom for the first week of camp. All other weeks will take place in person.

Have other questions?

Contact Danielle Giuffrida at dgiuffrida@starkloff.org or (314) 588-7090.

Funding Partners

Thank you to our generous sponsors who help make Dream Big Career Camp and Career Club possible:

Bi-State Development
Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis
Cannon Design
Centene Foundation
Edward Jones
FleishmanHillard logo
Missouri Botanical Garden
Visit Nestle Purina's careers page.
Regions Foundation website
United Way Greater St. Louis
Wells Fargo