At-risk teens face more life struggles in one day than most of us face in a lifetime.
Many of today's children are confronted with poverty, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and separated families. Many lack the encouragement and support to envision positive alternatives. Many are at risk of dropping out of school or lack the academic skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty. Our goal is simple: to help children who would otherwise not have a chance to reach their full potential, and to reduce the rate of drop-out, teenage pregnancy and substance abuse.
Dream Rides 4 Kids (DR4K) is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to instilling self-worth, passion, confidence and hope to at-risk youth using the motivational inspiration of exotic cars and their owner-mentors. By connecting the concept of hard work, personal pride, and the rewards that come from this, DR4K hopes to create a positive influence in their lives.
We have partnered with organizations that work with at-risk youth, children in foster care as well as transformational programs and youth programs, to offer promising teens the opportunity to spend the day with mentors and ride in some of the world's most exotic cars. Through this event, these young people will learn about the ways in which the owners of these cars have actualized their own dreams and goals.
By supporting DR4K, you join a community of people whose mission it is to empower and inspire at-risk youth and young adults to dream big. You help to make a real difference in a young person's life and give them hope for the future. You help us to encourage students to stay in school and commit to working towards their career and educational goals.
Each of us has the power to influence our own life and the lives of others, helping to transform all of us into more caring and compassionate human beings. We welcome you to join us in our journey to providing support to these youth in order to ensure their successful transition to adulthood and their procurement of meaningful educational and employment opportunities.