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Curriculum (Discover)

The Curriculum Development Team at DREAM EQUAL builds

elementary, middle, and high school curriculum from the ground up to support our international chapters as they teach members of their community to combat gender stereotypes.

DREAM EQUAL Curriculum Packets go through a meticulous process of ideation, research, drafting, and review, including from education and gender studies professionals, and each includes at least 20 hours of icebreakers and activities for students.

DREAM EQUAL Elementary School Curriculum teaches kids to be confident in themselves, and Middle School Curriculum adds deeper discussion of gender stereotypes and how they manifest in society. Materials for older age groups focus on unlearning biases and creating more room for self-expression in schools, communities, and more. Our curriculum is centered around the themes of respect, kindness and empathy, empowerment, leadership and equality. We are striving to combat gender stereotypes and inspire children to become confident individuals who are proud of who they are 


You can view a excerpt of the DREAM EQUAL Middle School Curriculum here!

A DREAM CHAMPION is an individual that embodies DREAM EQUAL’s pillars -- empowerment, advocacy and education -- and works to break gender stereotypes in their daily lives.

View this month's DREAM CHAMPIONS below!

Dream Champions

Billy Porter

Actor and revolutionary activist Billy Porter is recognized for confronting gender stereotypes in fashion and the media. He has recently taken on the mission of spreading awareness about HIV and is leading the conversation about the stigma.

Sirisha Bandla

Aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla will be the second Indian-American woman to go to space. She is pioneering a new generation of WOC in space-related careers. Sirisha is encouraging all youth, regardless of race or gender, to be the future of the space industry. 

Intersectionality is critical to DREAM EQUAL's mission of empowering all people regardless of gender.

Explore how gender stereotypes intersect with various issues below.

  • Who started DREAM EQUAL?
    Inspired by her personal experiences with gender stereotyping, 20-year-old Ina Bhoopalam founded DREAM EQUAL with the goal of combatting the gender-based issues she faced growing up. While researching ways to take action against gender inequality, Ina discovered many unaddressed issues within the current movement and decided to found DREAM EQUAL to confront them. Originally a local Nebraska non-profit, DREAM EQUAL is now global, serving youth in all areas of the world.
  • How can I join the Global Executive Team?
    Thank you for expressing interest in helping DREAM EQUAL! Please reach out to DREAM EQUAL HQ at or click here for more information. We are always looking for new ideas and members to join our team!
  • Can I be a part of the Executive Team and lead/be a part of a chapter?
    Yes, you can! However, keep in mind that this is a large time commitment. To find out about an opening in our Executive Team click here or email us at To start a chapter or find one near you, please email
  • Are there any chapters near me?
    Please email and we will connect you to your local chapter if one exists. If not, we'll help you start your own!
  • What is DREAM EQUAL's mailing address?
    If you would like to submit your dues or donation as a check via mail, please send it to the following address: DREAM EQUAL, Inc. 4830 Thomasbrook Lane Lincoln, NE 68516-6702 If you are donating on behalf of a specific chapter, please specify in the memo of your check.
  • How can I start a DREAM EQUAL chapter?
    We are so excited that you want to start a chapter! Please click here to fill out a New Chapter Approval Form and email with any questions.
  • How can I host a DREAM EQUAL event?
    We are so excited you want to spread the DREAM EQUAL message! Click here to host an event, and email with any questions.
  • Where and how can I access chapter resources?
    Once approved, DREAM EQUAL chapters gain access to all DREAM EQUAL materials, including training, curricula, and other guides. The Global Outreach Team will send all resources to current chapters. If you cannot find a resource you need, send an email to and we’ll send it to you right away. If you would like to start a chapter, click here.
  • My community predominantly speaks a language other than English. Are DREAM EQUAL materials available in other languages?
    We hope to have materials available in different languages soon! By March of 2022, we plan to have Spanish, French, and Hindi translations of our website and all of our resources. If the language you need is not listed here and/or you need these translations available to you sooner, please email
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