TJ Carrie Foundation
Take A Chance… DREAM BIG
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something or can’t become someone because when you take the actions to actually do it, it will happen.TJ Carrie
Take A Chance: DREAM BIG is a signature program in which TJ engages and challenges youth to understand what it takes to follow their dreams and accomplish their goals. When TJ lay in the hospital room for two months following open heart surgery at age 15, it was then that he realized if he dreamed big anything was possible.
Playworks is an Oakland-based national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income schools at recess. Playworks teaches children to resolve their own conflicts that arise at recess and carry over to the classroom, restoring valuable teaching and learning time, and preventing bullying. TJ has been a Playworks’ volunteer since 2015 and is a regular participant at Parker Elementary.