Hampton Students Establish Nonprofit Organization to Help Homeless Teens

Dominique Steele and Steve Young, two students at the historically black Hampton University in Virginia, have established Project: Dream Big, a nonprofit organization seeking to help homeless youth in the area. The organization goes to city shelters and offers tutoring, mentoring, and music lessons to homeless youths between the ages of 4 and 17. In addition, the organization holds a monthly seminar for the benefit of homeless teens who want to enroll in college.

About 75 college students currently volunteer their time to Project: Dream Big. The organization has been able to scrape by with some small grants and donations from corporations and individuals. The nonprofit’s executive board hopes to secure federal funding for the effort.