The Zotec Foundation in Indianapolis says it is committing $100,000 to DREAM Alive Inc. to support at-risk youth in Indiana. The philanthropic arm of Zotec Partners says DREAM Alive works to break the cycle of poverty by helping vulnerable youth find career paths through mentoring and career development programming.

The foundation says half of the funding has already been awarded and the remainder will be awarded in 2022. DREAM Alive has used the early funding to hire a full-time volunteer engagement director to lead, develop and implement the volunteer program.

“As a non-profit organization, DREAM Alive depends on the generosity of others – donations of time, talent and expertise – to advance our mission,” said Eric Muller, executive director of DREAM Alive. “Zotec’s generous support enables us to recruit and train caring adults to mentor and develop the scholars participating in our programming. This partnership will not only improve the lives of the youth in our programs but will positively impact the future of our entire community through ending the cycle of poverty and creating civic-minded leaders.”

In addition to the grant, Zotec says its employees will engage with DREAM Alive youth participants through career panels, mentorships, and summer camp enrichment programming.