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Volunteer

One of the best ways to get involved is to become a Digiteer.

Digiteers—digital volunteers—are a huge part of our students’ success. They teach and learn alongside Rêve Academy students as they work on exciting real-world projects. Interested yet? Check out these stories of past and current Digiteers, then fill out our volunteer form!

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“It’s so rewarding to see the student interns learn new skills and explore how these activities apply in the business world.”

Mike Eyerly spent over 35 years in technical and product development positions at 3M and Medtronic and holds multiple medical device patents. He began volunteering at Rêve Academy when he retired in 2015 and just keeps coming back! In summer 2016, Mike worked with the Rêve Retail team as they developed an innovative product for urban youth, by urban youth using Rêve Academy’s 3D printer.

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“I’m jealous of the projects these students get to work on!”

A recent MBA graduate of Carlson School of Management, Josh Sopeth volunteered with Rêve Academy during spring and summer 2016. He brought real-world experience to our interns by teaching about market segmentation and strategy. Josh also worked with interns on the Hopewell Music Collective North project and learned about Computer Assisted Design with the Rêve Retail team!

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“Joyce has made a huge impact on our team—giving great feedback to the interns to make sure their projects are top notch. Without her, our project wouldn’t be where it is!”

– Senior Intern Hollis Britton

Joyce Eyerly held technical and business leadership positions with local major healthcare companies throughout her 35-year career. She uses her wealth of business knowledge to help the Rêve Retail team understand the process of bringing a product from concept to reality. Joyce also shows incredible empathy as she breaks down complicated business ideas into digestible concepts for our students.

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“Emily helped facilitate and cultivate the foundation of our team’s project. Plus she gave really helpful design and account management advice!”

– Senior Intern Michael Arnold

Emily Baynard is an experienced marketing professional who worked with Target and Coca-Cola before launching her own design firm, Emmi Ro Creative. She’s passionate about helping interns produce quality work and communicate effectively with clients. Emily spent summer 2016 working on the Hopewell Music Cooperative North project and guiding students toward marketing excellence.

Donate

Invest in students by donating to Rêve Academy.

When you donate to Rêve Academy, you’re giving underserved students the chance to learn digital skills, work on real-life projects, and envision themselves as entrepreneurs—perhaps for the very first time. And because we keep our cost-to-serve low, even small donations have a big impact.

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When you donate, you help interns like Brian, Choua, and Carvez learn real-world skills.

Business

// Professional skills development

// Marketing youth brands

// Project development

// Agile development

Technology

// Website development

// 3D modeling + printing

// Digital design tools

Design

// Creating youth brands

// Design thinking methodology

// Marketing collateral