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The "Dream" is born...
In the early 1990's, actor/model Christopher Ewing set out to write a song that would encourage young people not to give up on their goals, no matter how much peer pressure they encountered or what type of obstacles appeared to be in their way.
At the same time he had an idea for a television show that he didn't have a name for yet. All he did know was that this idea kept him awake at night and would not let go. Christopher's idea was a show that would feature kids who were some of the young "unsung heroes" that people never seemed to hear about; kids who were gifted and talented and who were outstanding role models for other kids.
Kids who, if they just got "a break", could go on to change the world.
What began as a song that Christopher eventually titled "Hang On to the Dream", went on to became one of the most unique children's television programs, of the same name, ever! "Hang On to the Dream", the television show, premiered in 1994, winning the coveted Emmy Award for "Best Children's & Youth Program" in 1995. That same year, the National Association of Broadcasters gave "Hang On to the Dream" one of the NAB's highest honors, the "Service to Children Television Award". Christopher was presented this prestigious NAB Award on Capitol Hill, where the NAB named "Hang On to the Dream" one of the Top-10 kid's shows on television, out of over 200 shows judged from across the country.
The "Dream" continues....
In 2004, following the success of the television show, Christopher founded the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides young people who are considered positive role models for other kids with needed equipment, opportunities and/or finances, to help them achieve their goals in life.
After all, "dreams are just successes under construction".
"Hang On to the Dream" helps kids turn them into skyscrapers!
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