(April 3, 2012

The Dream Share Project comes to Centenary

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary will host a showing of the inspirational documentary The Dream Share Project on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a discussion and activities led by the creators, Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden. The event is free and open to the public.

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"The Dream Share Project is about encouraging young people to chase their dreams," said Elizabeth Everett, Assistant Director of Professional Development. "Everyone can learn, in a fun and entertaining way, valuable lessons on discovering one's passions, committing to a dream, and dealing with setbacks."

The documentary follows creators, Hiden and Irvin, two recent college graduates, on a road trip across America as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. The pair shares the eye-opening advice and anecdotal wisdom they gained from an Olympic skier, a slam poet, a fashion designer, and more. The film encourages people to live up to their fullest potential and reject societal pressure to "play it safe."

In preparation for The Dream Share Project event, the Office of Professional Discernment invites everyone to share his or her dream on Centenary's Professional Development Facebook page.

Alexis Irving is a journalism graduate of the University of Maryland. She plans to write, pursue social justice, create art, travel the world and leave it a better place than she found it. She blogs at her food and travel site, There She Goes.

Chip Hiden graduated from Washington College with a degree in history. He has a passion for adventure, charity, music, and entrepreneurship. His life mission is to wake people up to their potential. Chip is also the founder of the Chipapalooza Charity Concert.

The Offices of Professional Discernment, Career Services, and Student Involvement are sponsoring The Dream Share Project event.

More information can be found on The Dream Share Project website.