“I Have a Dream” (IHAD) Foundation of Boulder County celebrated the Casa Class graduation last week and I was there to capture some event photography. (In case you missed it, I also photographed IHAD’s Pioneer Class graduation which occurred the previous week.) IHAD Foundation of Boulder County is a local nonprofit that supports at risk youths with long-term education goals and career development. It is an unique organization in that it helps a class of Dreamers achieve their goals of high school graduation and continuing to higher education.

The Casa Class graduation ceremony was held at the Xilinx Retreat Center. It was another event I was proud to photograph.

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

Mayor Bryan Baum of Longmont spoke at the IHAD Casa Class Graduation and gave each of the graduates a special pin from the City of Longmont.

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

One of the class sponsors shared inspiring words with the IHAD Dreamers from the Dr. Seuss Book Oh, The Places You'll Go.

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

The IHAD graduates were presented with a special blue cord to wear at graduation that recognized them as Dreamers.

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

Niwot High School Principal, Dennis Daly, with a few very happy and proud IHAD Dreamers.

Boulder Event Photography IHAD Casa Class Graduation

Even the local paper covered the event interviewing some Dreamers and sponsors.

Thank you IHAD for inviting me into your community, I look forward to working with you more in the future. Congratulations to the Casa Class of Dreamers on all of your achievements. IHAD helped you create a great foundation for your future, this is just the beginning. As Dr. Seuss said in Oh, the Places You’ll Go, “You’re off to great places! You’re off and away!”