Are You Living the Dream?

June 5, 2017 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

A initiative wants to help people figure out if they’re actually on the right path to achieving the American Dream—and help them appreciate how they got there.

The Your American Dream Score is the brain child of GALEWiLL—a social change organization founded by Bob McKinnon ’90—in conjunction with the Ford Foundation and WNET in New York. It is being done in coordination with the public broadcasting initiative “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.”

Photo via Chasing the Dream

The American Dream Score is short quiz that looks at a number of factors that have impacted an individual’s life: the role your parents played in your upbringing, your friends, and your job, among other factors. At the end, it calculates your score on a 100-point scale and dives into the factors that helped you move up in the world and the factors you’ve had to overcome.

In a release, McKinnon said, “Our hope is that people from different backgrounds, experiences and beliefs, will find their score and share it with others to start more constructive conversations about how we come to be where we are in life.”

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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