Let Us Dream Story

A journey of transforming dreams into action

LET US DREAM is a locally rooted and globally established Not-for-Profit Organization. It was conceived with the idea to create holistically developed communities world over. It has strived for this since its inception.

We, at LET US DREAM, firmly vouch in the idea of a global family, where each individual and each society works interdependently to create a sustainable world. The program is composed of likeminded people from all ethnic groups around the world to support, guide, and lead this vision of holistic development in the growth of individuals and the society.

LET US DREAM operates using an impactful and effective community-based working model that join people together while also bridging community organizations together. LET US DREAM aids, nurtures, and hones the untapped potentials of individuals in the psycho-social leadership aspects of life. LET US DREAM, through rigorous research and continuous evaluation, strives to accomplish this vision through its four unique projects:

DREAMS Program,  DREAMS Band,  DREAMS Pro Club,  LET US DREAM Conferences

Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of “Be the Change you wish to see in the World” has been our motto and a guiding principle since our inception. The LET US DREAM team has always been inspired by the quote of the Saint of the Gutters, Mother Teresa. She said, “What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

Inspired thus, LET US DREAM extends an invitation to every individual to join this global community in order to raise and uplift our societies to progressive and better living standards so that we and the generations to come may reap the benefits of the seeds we sow today.

Each of us is called to act as a catalyst to positively impact another person in our life’s time. Each of us has the power to foster positive change, which will have a spiralling impact to make the world a better place.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

The LET US DREAM organizational culture is rooted in the universal human values after the vision of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, that is, the integral formation of a person and commitment to the society. We as humans have so much to offer to the society. Success of each individual, strengthens and acts a s foundation for the society to grow in.  We believe humanity to be one global family, tied together, where our excellence and holistic success as an individual or as a society is interdependent on each other. Growing in the holistic view of life, we would like to DREAM together and grow together

Finding his own confidence through music, Father Reverend Lijo Thomas Pathickal, CMI,  wanted to assist people to help children who are under confident, shy and struggle to showcase their capabilities. The drive to share his insights with others like him and helping them realise their full potential led him to forming the DREAM Program. The journey for developing and implementing the programme has been through turbulent and testing times but the sheer will power and the conviction of Rev Fr Lijo Thomas to help the others has helped the project stay afloat for many years now. 

The Project gradually expanded but the turning point came in 2010, while he was pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. His mentor at the time, Dr Pauline Leonard, a professor at Louisiana Tech University, suggested that DREAM had the potential of being developed into a working, scientific model and that was the moment the project steered towards the direction it is flowing in today. It has become a 3-year curriculum-based community mentoring project, for schools and colleges. Each year focuses on the development of skills and leadership, both at the personal and at the communal levels. The program is further designed to encourage children, especially those with low self-confidence, to rise up to their maximum potential, while also motivating others to do the same around them. Through a 3-stage developmental model, DREAM helps individuals to work through Desire, Readiness, Empowerment, and Action, to attain Mastery for success.

 

A motivation and an inspiration, Father Reverend Lijo Thomas Pathickal has purposed his life to helping others grow. 

 

Dr. Fr. Lijo Thomas CMI

Founder / Director

Leadership Team

Dr. Fr. Lijo Thomas CMI

Founder / Director

Officer Gary Guice Jr.

President, Board 

Ms. Maribeth Holzer

Vice President, Board

Fr. Philip Pazhayakari CMI

Vice President, Board

Ms. Brandy Soiloue

Tressurar/secratery, Board

Goal

The Goal of the Let Us DREAMS is the holistic development of youth through clear and realistic goal setting in life. Focus will be on the physical, psychological, emotional, social, spiritual, and leadership aspects of each and every individual forming a group of socially responsible, mature, and successful teenagers in three years. We aim to develop and hone the youth such that they are able to take their place in the society and can lead and contribute to its growth.

Vision

Empowering Communities for Global Harmony (and Holistic Success)

Mission

  • Promote the hidden talents for the holistic success of youth and adults
  • Enhance collaboration for sustainable achievements of communities
  • Create diverse platform for opportunities and support system where unidentified/struggling individuals to be empowered
  • Develop social commitment and responsibilities with a global outlook

Core Values

  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Passion for Service & Stewardship
  • Talent Development & Mutual Empowerment
  • Continues Commitment for Improvement & Innovation
  • Global Perspective and Social Commitment
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