A Dreamer’s Letter to the IHDF-Newark Board

Dreamer Tatyana Dennis wrote a thank you letter to I Have a Dream Foundation - Newark.

Dreamer Tatyana Dennis wrote a thank you letter to I Have a Dream Foundation - Newark.

Who would have thought that we could have come this far? Growing up in places where we were looked down upon like we were animals. It was hard at times to find people who cared other than family.But still, we were like” Flowers Blossoming in a concrete jungle”. We have goals! So many people spent their time and money on us because they care and know we won't waste it. 

Thanks to the "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Newark, my world is opened. It wasn't until later that I realized I am blessed to have a program that cares about my future just as much as I do. The college trips, the tutors, the chess classes, the online work, was all gifts and were are so thankful. Without knowing it sometimes those sources are a helping hand to children like us furthering our education, much like a blessing in disguise. 

If I had the chance to go back and time to talk to my younger self, I would say, “know that you have people who care. Your life is something special, and you are destined for greatness, we all are destined for greatness.” For those who made it this far into this strong foundation, you are lucky. Even when we went through a moment of separation and what seemed like the end, we find our way back due to dedication and hope. I can't wait to see what our future holds I just know it's a bright one. Thank you, I Have A Dream, for changing our lives.

Tatyana Dennis