On March 27, 2012 a confused and stressed out college sophomore realized her purpose. Amidst a stream of tears, and with a blind leap of faith, Cydney Irby launched Dream On Youth. Her founding principle?
You are not alone.
Cydney began this journey reaching out anonymously to her inspirations, friends, and even strangers, that cried out on Twitter about loss, insecurities, mental illness, and their longing to be accepted. With only 140 characters and little-to-no insight into their lives, she poured her heart into showing them their value and declared that each of us has a purpose in this lifetime. She spoke of the potential she saw and began helping to uncover their biggest dreams. In the process, their perspectives would change from a future deemed bleak and barren to a world full of possibilities. While Cydney knew she assisted in igniting the transformation, it was up to her new friends to finish it, with her support. Soon, she began chatting in this way and exchanging encouragement with people worldwide.