The newly founded Dream Team made its debut with a workshop for students on “Dreaming Bigger,” hosted in the Gentile Gallery Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Junior Kendall Huntsman, the head of the Dream Team, lead the workshop. Attendees were first prompted to write down their answers to the questions “Who am I?” and “What am I here for?” Dream Team member Miranda Rose shared that even though the ultimate goal is to get to heaven, there is still the life we were made to live here on earth.
The two other questions given to the attendees were “What matters most?” and “What matters least?”
Once attendees wrote down their answers to these questions, Huntsman presented the idea of a “dream board,” which takes all the things one wants to achieve in life and visualizes them by putting pictures onto a board. Examples of what went onto the “dream boards” had to do with faith, family, education and work and recreation and hobbies.
Visitors to the workshop then had the opportunity to put together their own “dream boards.”
Huntsman said she felt a calling to create the Dream Team last summer.
“It started off with a simple idea and really a question asking God, ‘What does the world truly need?’ And from that was born the Dream Team,” said Huntsman. “I went to Dr. Kelly and pitched the idea of having a team that is specifically centered around meeting with individuals in groups and getting them set on goals and what they want in this life and who they were.”
“This is the first direct workshop,” said Huntsman, “one of many that I hope to do. … I think a lot of people don’t know what they want and who they are, especially at younger ages. It’s definitely helped me and my team, and everybody that I’ve done this with.”
Freshman Maria Sammons said she appreciated the workshop.
“I think it was super cool,” said Sammons. “It’s something people need to think about more. I know I’m a freshman, and I just got here, and everything’s so busy; I think I need to sit down and think about what’s really important. So, I’m going to try and make one (a dream board). I’m really excited and glad I came.”