Attention DREAMers: Share your inspiring educator story, be chosen to come to Washington, DC

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The contest is now closed. If you would still like to submit a story, you can do so here.

The National Education Association is challenging DREAMer students from across the nation to join the fight for commonsense immigration reform by sharing their stories.

NEA is calling on DREAMer students to share how they were inspired by their teacher, counselor or other educator to pursue their dreams regardless of where they were born.

NEA will select a DREAMer with a compelling story to fly to Washington, D.C., where members of Congress are debating how to fix the nation’s broken immigration system. The selected DREAMer will participate in the April 10 “All in for Citizenship March.”

“Akiko,” a DREAMer who attends San Francisco State University, was brought here by her family from the Philippines when she was 10. As a child she learned to “become friends with fear and anxiety.” But that it was an educator who made the biggest difference in her life. “It’s because of my counselor that I am a nursing student. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for educators.”

DREAMers: Tell us how an educator motivated you to reach further than you thought possible, who made you realize your goals are achievable.

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST, Thursday, March 28.

To read the “Inspiring DREAMer Student Voice: One Dream” search overview and rules, click here.

The contest is now closed. If you would still like to submit a story, you can do so here.

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