INDIANAPOLIS – Dwayne Allen, tight end for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, will be making an impact in the lives of Indianapolis at-risk youth by joining Indianapolis-based nonprofit DREAM Alive, Inc., in a newly established role.
DREAM Alive announced today Indianapolis Colts player Dwayne Allen would become the Player Executive for the organization. In his new role, Allen will serve not only as the professional face of the organization but will also participate in program development and implementation. Allen will take a hands-on approach with DREAM Alive by becoming an active mentor to its 7th through 12th grade scholars and by participating in activities with the after-school program.
Former Colts standout Tarik Glenn, founder of DREAM Alive, will continue to provide hands-on leadership as President of the organization. Glenn maintains an active and close relationship with the Indianapolis Colts and the National Football League, both of which are key supporters of DREAM Alive.
Allen chose to work with DREAM Alive because of its unique after-school program and philosophy. The variety of opportunities involved with this role will allow Allen to be involved in multiple ways to impact at-risk youth here in Indianapolis.
"No one else does what we do and also has the passion for change and success like we do!" stated Allen about DREAM Alive. "I believe I'm a part of two winning teams now. One on the gridiron and the other in the community helping at-risk youth."
Allen gives his full support to DREAM Alive and said he is "looking forward to the opportunity to help Indianapolis at-risk youth become outliers in their respective neighborhoods" through both community improvement efforts and academic achievement.About DREAM Alive. DREAM Alive, Inc, is an Indianapolis-based 501(c)3 organization offering programs in Indianapolis urban schools for 7th through 12th graders (known as "Scholars"). Founded by former Indianapolis Colts player Tarik Glenn in 2001, DAI's mission is to take youth on a lifelong journey of learning, helping them discover their community, grow in character, and achieve their dreams, so that they can be a part of living out healthy community. DREAM Alive seeks to develop young men and women of integrity and character who will become civic-minded leaders. We do this by providing our Scholars with three key opportunities: mentoring relationships, character development and experiential learning.For more information please visit www.dreamaliveinc.org.