Philly Students Share Their ‘Dream’

Children at a Philadelphia shelter voiced their dreams at a Peace Rally. Along with buildOn students, the boys and girls composed their own “I have a dream” speech during the MLK holiday. The activity was inspired by the book Happy Birthday Martin Luther King.

“The kids just took it really seriously, and they’re in really difficult circumstances,” said Joanna Branch, Philadelphia’s buildOn program supervisor.”To hear the dreams they shared through that activity was really beautiful, and the support they got from their moms was really inspiring.”

Take a look at our video below featuring two of the speeches: