Why DREAMer's Roadmap?
Dreamers Roadmap is a free national mobile app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. For years undocumented students have struggled more than permanent residents or citizen students in everyday situations. But when senior year of high school comes around it becomes one of the hardest years for an undocumented student. This is the year when most students find out that they don't qualify for FAFSA and the majority of scholarships. First because they don't have a social security number and second because they are not "legal" permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Many students by this point are discouraged and don't believe that going to college is a possibility. That is why we are very proud to provide these resources through the Dreamers Roadmap App.
Only 2/10 undocumented students are in school. Undocumented youth are almost four times more likely to not complete high school. Nearly ⅓ of undocumented youth, as opposed to nearly ⅔ of other youth, have some college education. Many do not know that they can pursue higher education: whether that is from lack of resources to be ready for the application process, disempowerment and discrimination in their schooling experience, or simply because they do not see themselves excelling in that area and decide to take front-line jobs to sustain themselves and/or their families. Our tool will equip DREAMers to realize their full potential and path to college.