Pilar Vélez was one of the 25 mentors of the Girls Going Places Foundation program in the United States, promoting entrepreneurship in low-income adolescent girls. During one of the annual meetings in Miami, she took the initiative to contribute her knowledge as an economist, entrepreneur, poet, and teacher. That morning, when the 100 girls from ASPIRA attended the conference at the Florida International University (FIU) to learn how to manage money, balance a bank account, and create a budget, they found a small envelope that contained a poem where their dreams spoke to them.
The sensitivity of those verses touched their hearts and was the key to an amazing day. The poem continued traveling to many meetings throughout the country, taking wings and enriching itself with activities and knowledge, turning it into Letter to My Dreams ™, an effective learning tool, and, most importantly, a source of inspiration for adults and children.
Dreaming is a right, and they are the heart of Letter to my Dreams / Carta a mis Sueños ™
Letter to my Dreams for Planet Earth
(Available in English and Spanish)
Letter to my Dreams for the Children of the World
(Available in English and Spanish)
Letter to my Dreams for Humanity
Coming out December 2022
Letter to my Dreams for the Women of the World
Coming out June 2023
Letter to my Dreams for the Workers of the World
Coming out December 2023
Our commitment to Sustainable Development
Aware of the significant challenges faced by today’s children and teenagers, we want to emphasize the importance of getting acquainted with the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by 193 countries, members of the United Nations (UN). These goals are No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life On Land, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goals. Without a doubt, this is the most ambitious plan created for the well-being of humanity and every person should contribute with his or her part.
A world that dreams will always have more than one opportunity.
Each book of the collection presents a series of concepts and insights, rights, and educational activities, inspired by real events and characters that have left a legacy. Their stories teach us that people who dream and develop a vision have the power to transform the world. Thanks to their faith, effort, courage, and perseverance, they can overcome obstacles and achieve the impossible.
Each book opens a window of possibilities and serves as an approach to make us aware of crucial issues of the 21st century, where it is urgent to educate with sensitivity, train and empower us with noble and great purposes.
Some of the main objectives of Letter to My Dreams are to strengthen problem analysis, critical thinking, communication, and the ability to read and write. For this purpose, creative writing exercises have been designed and a series of terms alluding to the theme of the book and the life of each character. Readers can learn to write and pronounce these words through a bilingual platform that is available to them free of charge.
Letter to my Dreams ™ Workshops have been taught to children, youth and adults in Ecuador, Colombia and the United States.
Letter to My Dreams ™ introduces you to incredible dreamers who, thanks to their vision, action, determination, and effort, have managed to conquer their fears and overcome great obstacles. We have much to learn from them, as their achievements have contributed to the well-being of hundreds, thousands, and millions of people around the world.
They are the visionaries of all time: children, youth, and adults who listened to his inner voice believed in his ability, gave their best, and had the strength to advance step by step. They discovered that their fears and difficulties were no greater than the longings they held in their hearts, and they proved it with actions. Their stories of effort, courage, and passion teach us that there is no limit to a dream and that we need to have the courage to persevere.
Dreams are born and grow in the heart of a true dreamer!
In Letter to my dreams ™ you will discover that you too can be the hero or heroine of your own life and that there are many needs and opportunities for people like you to make valuable contributions. You will recognize that your dream is so great that it has the power to benefit others, and most importantly, that when you live your dream, you live happily and make a difference. When you help yourself, you help humanity. There are so many reasons why we should dream, but I prefer that you discover them and convince yourself of the importance of making your dreams come true.
LETTER TO MY DREAMS
To the visionaries who transform the world with the greatness of their dreams!