OUR STORY

In August 2015, while we were sleeping in a campground in Yosemite, a massive tree branch fell on the tent in which our beloved son, Dragon Kim, and his dear friend, Justin Lee, were sleeping. Both boys died instantly – at the age of 14. Our hearts have been forever broken.

 

We established The Dragon Kim Foundation in our son’s honor to carry on his love of life, to make it possible for other young people to pursue interests in areas in which Dragon himself was passionate, and to help give others the access to a bright future.

OUR MISSION

All kids deserve opportunities to find and explore their interests so that they can lead amazing lives.

Dragon had the benefit of a well-rounded educational experience. He felt that all kids deserve this and wanted to provide this for everybody that wanted it.  With his passing, we are carrying on and broadening his work.

 

Our mission is to inspire our youth to impact their communities while discovering and pursuing their passions.

arts

Arts

athletics

Athletics

academics

Academics

OUR PROGRAMS

The programs in which we’ve invested make resources and opportunities available to youth, irrespective of their economic situations. The Foundation initiatives help young people explore and pursue their passions in arts, athletics, or academics. We especially recognize and support initiative, exceptional achievement, and civic-mindedness.

THE DRAGON KIM FELLOWSHIP

The Dragon Kim Fellowship Program awards community service grants to support motivated students who want to make a positive impact in their community. This fellowship is in honor of Dragon Kim, a talented musician, athlete, and scholar who wanted to help others.

Dragon Fellows are put through a 9 month incubator where they receive separate weekends of leadership training and are connected to a business mentor to help them develop their project. Then, in the summer, we launch each project with a grant of up to $5,000.  At the end of the summer, projects celebrate their work and compete to earn additional funding at our annual Dragon Challenge Gala!

EVENTS

We want all our events to bring together a community of old friends and new friends. Come celebrate and support youth in arts, athletics, and academics.

Inspiration Sessions

Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020

Applications for our 2020 Dragon Fellowship is open!  Attend our free sessions to learn more about our program, how to apply, and get help with your business idea.  We hope to see you there!

Native Storytelling

Our Challenge Winners

Challenge Winners Isabella and Sophia Madrigal will be continuing their project this year with six performances of their play, “Menil and her Heart.” Join the sister duo as they bring awareness to a pressing issue through the art of acting and music.

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