Giving is not just about make a donation, it’s about making a difference.
We meet the gap, so cross-cultural education can be experienced by all
The Dragons Global Education Fund is a non-profit 501c3 entity of the Futurity Foundation. The Fund provides needs-based scholarships to attend Where There Be Dragons programs, making it possible for individuals who would otherwise not have access.
In addition, in 2019, Dragons will match the total donations raised, up to $150,000, in discounted tuitions for students receiving scholarships.
Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).
Both students and parents have shared their stories describing the immense value of the Dragons Global Education Fund.
“Without having received a Dragon’s scholarship, I wouldn’t have been able to experience the majestic views and immerse myself in the Bolivian culture that was so new to me. I think the Dragons Global Education Fund is necessary step toward ensuring more kids will be able to take a Dragons trip and experience a new way of traveling, one that makes you think critically about the surrounding world and one that encourages discomfort and values learning and relationships more than anything.”
– Ivan, Dragons Alumnus
“Diversity is a principal on which Dragons was founded, so it also should be reflected in the students who go on course. Traveling to far places to gain perspective is a learning experience not only through the host countries, but very much within the group of students themselves. Having more diversity will greatly expand the potential for collective and individual growth for students and provide new perspectives during and after course. Programs should not be limited to only an elite group of people who have the privilege to afford it. I hope that the Dragons Global Education Fund can expand Dragons programs and continue to fulfill their mission of inclusivity and diversity for years to come.”
– Abby, Dragons Alumna
“As a Dragon’s parent, you have no doubt shared the same experiences as I have, watching the eyes and minds of your child open to the wonders of the world through authentic cultural exchange. Years later, we are still reminded of the value (and values) that their travel with Dragons provided our daughters. That’s why I’m pleased to let you know about a program that is allowing children that may not otherwise have the opportunity to share in such an experience to do so.”
– Scott Coe, Parent Alumnus