Glenn started his D.R.E.A.M Alive Foundation in 2001.
Tarik Glenn spent 10 years as a member of the Indianapolis Colts protecting the quarterback from his position at left tackle. Since retiring following the 2006 season, Glenn has made it his mission to help protect the future of Indianapolis. On Monday, Glenn was named the 2011 recipient of the Power of Peace Award, given to members of the community who make a difference in Indianapolis.
Glenn and his wife, Maya, started D.R.E.A.M Alive, Inc. in 2001. The organization's mission is to strengthen communities by reinforcing the inherent value to give and serve through education, mentoring and community service programs.
D.R.E.A.M Alive, Inc. offers many services to youths in Indianapolis:
- Afterschool programming at select IPS schools focused on developing youth into a motivating force in the community.
- Y.E.S. (Youth Engaging in Service)-A service learning program focused on meeting community needs.
- G.O.L.D (Gaining Optimum Life-skills Development)-Mentoring and teaching youths the life skills of Discipline, Responsibility, Education, Achievement and Motivation.
- A six-week ISTEP preparation and enrichment program in the summer.
The award has been given annually since 2005 by the Peace Learning Center, based in Indianapolis. It recognizes community leaders who have made a difference in Indianapolis.
Glenn and the D.R.E.A.M. Alive Foundation will be presented the Power of Peace Award on March 22nd at 7:30 a.m. at IPS School #2.
Glenn was a first-round selection of the Colts in 1997. He spent his entire 10-year career with the franchise, starting 154 regular season games. Glenn was selected to three Pro Bowls and retired following the 2006 season. The final game of his career was the club's 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.