Racing Dreams

PBS Premiere: Feb. 23, 2012Check the broadcast schedule »

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Support Young Dreamers in Your Community

In Racing Dreams, three tweens "go for the gold" racing karts in hopes that one day, a NASCAR career might become attainable. Do you know of some talented youth in your community? Learn of ways you can help them find mentors and reach their full potential!

Find the motivated kids in your community who need support that is beyond the means of their individual families and help organize sponsorship or raise funds. Look beyond talent in sports or performing arts to include children who might want to compete at science or engineering fairs, attend computer or math camps, demonstrate leadership in scouting or other youth organizations or who have great ideas for civic or philanthropic projects.

Create a website or other forum on which local kids can share their personal dreams. Share the results with local civic and religious organizations to match individual children with mentors who can help them reach their goals.

Use Racing Dreams to spark parent-child discussions about the relationships between the parents and kids in the film. Schedule the discussion as a precursor to a family tailgate party for a live or televised racing event.

Have a "girls can do anything" celebration/party for tweens during which you share the stories of and/or honor girls and women in your community who have achieved success in atypical jobs or activities.