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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dream Vision Publishing; 1st ed. edition (May 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615368182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615368184
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,277,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dreams for Kids is more than a book. It is a compelling yet practical vision for how to live and change the world. You will be inspired and empowered...and it will change your life." Robert C. Wolcott, Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University --Robert C. Wolcott, Founder & Executive Director of Kellogg Innovation Network.

Dreams for Kids is a powerful book of true love and compassion that does not focus on a person s disability, but rather his or her ability. This book is a living example of the real power of giving and exemplifies the words of Easter Seals founder Edgar F.Allen, who said in 1922, You have but one life. We get nothing out of that life except by putting something in it. To relieve suffering, to help the unfortunate, to do kind acts and deeds is, after all, the one sure way to secure happiness or to achieve real success. Your life and mine shall be valued, not by what we take...but by what we give. F. Timothy Muri President, CEO Easter Seals, Metropolitan Chicago --Timothy Muri, CEO of Easter Seals.

Dreams for Kids captures the true embodiment of humanity. This book inspires people to seek out the extraordinary in everyone they meet...to create a world, one community at a time, that embraces all races, economic classes, cultures, and abilities realizing we are nothing without each other and that we all have value... Dreams for Kids is a vision of beauty, conviction, and discipline...a way of life...This book brings honor, and character and chivalry back to a culture in desperate need of purpose and meaning. Shawna Egan President/CEO Children s Autism Center --Shawna Egan, CEO Children's Autism Center.

About the Author

Tom Tuohy is the Founder and President of Dreams for Kids. He is a graduate of DePaul University. While attending DePaul Law School, Tom studied International Law at Cambridge University in England, and returned to DePaul to receive his Juris Doctorate. He is currently enrolled in the Kellogg Executive Scholars Program at Northwestern University.

Tom founded Tuohy Law Offices and concentrated in a career which provided legal education seminars to municipal employees, members of labor unions, and the general public. Inspired by his mother, Tom founded Dreams for Kids in 1989.

Tom has been recognized by several organizations for his work on behalf of youth, and sits on several nonprofit boards. He speaks extensively to business organizations, labor unions, student groups, and educators.


More About the Author

Tom Tuohy is the founder and president of the international youth empowerment organization Dreams for Kids and author of Dreams For Kids, Changing the World...One Person at a Time.

Tom is an attorney and an accomplished children's advocate. Dreams For Kids empowers at-risk youth and those with disabilities and inspires them to realize their full potential and to serve as active members of their communities and citizens of the world. http://www.DreamsForKids.org

Tom attended DePaul University and graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science degree. While attending DePaul Law School, Tom studied International Law at Cambridge University in England and returned to DePaul to receive his Juris Doctorate. He is a Kellogg School of Northwestern University Executive Scholar and a Stanford University GSB Fellow for Social Innovation.

Tom served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and later founded Tuohy Law Offices which provides legal education seminars and legal services to municipal employees, members of labor unions, and the general public.

Dreams for Kids empowers at-risk youth and kids with disabilities and inspires them to realize their full potential and to serve as active members of their communities and citizens of the world.

The core program is the Dreams Leaders service learning and leadership program. Activities created by the youth leaders include the historic Holiday for Hope, the world's largest holiday event for homeless and underprivileged youth and Extreme Recess, the first of its kind adaptive sports program for kids with disabilities. Individual and business sponsors adopt youth who pay it forward in an award winning social enterprise based after school curriculum.

Leading academic institutions such as the Harvard Learning Insitute, and Northwestern's Kellogg School and KIN Global have partnered in the Dream Leaders Program, honoring Dreams For Kids at the KIN Global Summit as the Innovative Nonprofit of 2010.

Tom is a resident of Park Ridge, Illinois and enjoys travelling back in time to the families 400 year old farm in Castleconnell, Ireland.

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It is entertaining and engaging.
m.lag
Can't help but feel good after reading this book, and it will for sure motivate you to get out there and be active in your own life, in making a difference.
jon cohn
Thank you Tom for sharing these stories and for providing hope when these children need it the most!
Trusha

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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Dreams for Kids: Changing Lives One Person at a Time...is a must-read book by all! This is a book of chapters, each dedicated to a single person or a single story-and their impact on humanity. It is very inspiring, yet very humbling at the same time. I know first-hand about the power and love of Dreams For Kids as DFK has been a huge supporter and champion for my students as well as other kids with disabilities for years! I am honored to be associated with this organization and proud to call Tom Tuohy a friend of mine!
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Dreams for Kids is an incredible book that shares some poignant stories of how people have turned the adversity in their lives into opportunity.

The stories will inspire you to re-evaluate your life and for me begin taking action.

Dreams for Kids will remind you how much good there is in the world and highlights the people bringing about the change we so desperately need.

Thank you Tom Tuohy, you are are leading by example and I am greatful for all that you are doing to empower a generation of youth.
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This book is truly one of the best books we have read. The dedication that Tom has given is amazing. We enjoy passing it on to friends and family. Once you read it it will inspire you to want to give more of yourself and not be so self consumed. It is entertaining and engaging. You will laugh and cry, but most of all it will give you a chance to change yourself to become a better person.
God bless Tom and his organization and many thanks for your hard work and dedication to our youth.
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This book is a must read! I loved it so much that I read it over and over. The many inspirational quotes and real life stories makes the reader want to improve the world. It is a story of compassion and shows the power that each individual possesses. This book really can change lives! It makes you think! It makes you appreciate things! Most importantly, it helps us remember that we are all equal and need to help others! When I first picked up the book, I could not put it down! Sensational!
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By jon cohn on November 11, 2014
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A great read for sure ! Inspirational, heart warming and well written. Can't help but feel good after reading this book, and it will for sure motivate you to get out there and be active in your own life, in making a difference. The stories are personal and touching and real. An easy book to read, but it has alot of depth to it ! The best books are not just easy to read. They are hard to forget. This one fits that category.
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By Heather on August 3, 2010
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In Dreams for Kids, Tom Tuohy relates the stories of compassionate individuals who inspired him to found a philanthropic organization for children. Like Tom, you cannot help but be moved by the book's amazing characters, such as Jesse White, J.J. O'Connor, and Clara Kirk.

Dreams for Kids offers an inside view into the lives of great social activists and the children whose lives they helped improve. A remarkable read!
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