Dream.Explore.Build. Application
Thank you for your interest in Dream.Explore.Build! Lead2Change is a career-readiness organization that engages young people (that means YOU) in leadership opportunities and equips you with essential tools to be successful in college, your career and the community. When you experience our programs, you enter the post-secondary world confident and clear about your career interests and your position in the ever-evolving workforce.

As a part of Dream.Explore.Build., YOU will receive:

• Professional, cultural and social experiences that help prepare you for the workforce;
• Weekly class instruction taught by experienced professionals;
• 150 hours of educational training, using research-based curriculum and interactive workshops;
• A professional resume;
• Monthly coaching sessions with an assigned Career Advancement Coach;
• A career-focused practicum experience.

Our goal is for you to live your life by design and not by default in your desired career after being exposed to engaging workshops and a career-focused practicum experience!


1. Please give yourself 30 minutes to complete application. (You will need information from your parent/guardian as well.)

2. Participate in an interview. Lead2Change staff will arrange interview after receipt of application.

3. While the program is open to all high school students, preference will be given to juniors and seniors.

3. If selected, you must attend the commitment ceremony in order to be enrolled in Dream.Explore.Build. Details are sent upon acceptance. Dream.Explore.Build. starts the week of October 15, 2018.

Dream.Explore.Build. Sites:

Lead2Change, Open to all
Tuesdays, 5pm-7:30pm OR Saturdays, 9am-12pm
2432 N. Teutonia Avenue, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53206

World Outreach Center, Open to all
Thursdays, 5pm-7:30pm
3409 N. Silver Spring Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53209

Golda Meir School, Must attend Golda Meir
Wednesdays, 3pm-5:30pm
1555 N. MLK Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Marshall High School, Must attend Marshall
Tuesdays, 4:15pm-5:45pm
4141 N. 64th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53216

If you do not receive a confirmation email within three days of submitting your application or if you have any questions, contact us by email or phone at (414) 226-2410.

Career Clusters
Career Cluster Descriptions
Career Clusters are an interactive and enjoyable way for Dream Builders to “try on” prospective careers! For 6 weeks, you will be guided by experienced professionals in one of the following cohorts:

Agriculture Food & Natural Resources
Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy agriculture and the endless possibilities that spring from the ground? Unearth your passion in this cohort.

Education & Training
Do you have a passion for teaching? If you don’t shy away from a crowd and, instead, find it easy to engage with people, you may have a future in this cohort.

Hospitality & Tourism
Are you the go-to person for planning events and getting the party started? Or do people rave about your cooking skills? There are endless possibilities in this cohort.

Do you enjoy working with your hands? If the three P’s (Planning, Producing and Processing) catch your eye, the Manufacturing cohort may be for you.

Architecture & Construction
Remember building tall towers with your Legos as a young child? If you enjoy designing and planning, a career in Architecture & Construction may be in your future.

Are you good at crunching numbers? Are you running out of space on your fridge at home from showcasing all of your A’s on math tests? A career in Finance may be for you.

Human Services
Are you passionate about helping others, especially making a positive impact in families’ lives? Consider exploring the Human Services cohort.

You’ve been told you have a creative mind. If prompted, you could even sale the pen in your pocket. You often find yourself paying attention to ads and marketing ploys of people and products. If this sounds like you, you've met your match with this cohort.

Arts, Audio/Video Technology
Lights! Camera! Action! Whether you enjoy being in front of the camera, behind the camera, or writing the script, there is a place for you here to shine and be your creative self!

Government & Public Administration
Is running for office in your future? Or perhaps you would prefer to run a campaign or work in a position that allows you to impact policy on the local, state, and/or federal level. Dust off that suit and see what this cohort has to offer.

Information Technology
Is your MacBook always glued to your hip? Does coding, HTML’s and computer jargon excite you? Learn how to crack that code with the IT cohort!

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Research, mathematic equations, labs and the elaborate white coat are your idea of a great time. Experiment with the STEM cohort and take your first step in changing the world.

Business Management & Administration
Do you find yourself doodling about that cool idea that you hope to one day start up? If this sounds like you, embrace that entrepreneurial mindset and explore this cohort.

Health Science
As a child, all of your teddy bears received wellness checkups with your toy stethoscope. As you grew older, your interest in medicine only increased. What if you are the person to discover the cure for a disease? Explore the many facets of health and medicine in this cohort.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Do you find yourself watching Law & Order marathons on your days off? Passionate about protecting and serving? The Law & Public Safety cohort may be for you.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
If transportation systems and infrastructure planning sounds like your thing; explore this cohort and begin your exciting journey.

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