About Dani’s Dreams
Dani Griffin grew up from age 4 with New Palestine as her playground and Zion Lutheran School her educational and spiritual foundation until age 14. She went on to wrenchingly leave the small town she loved when her family moved to El Paso right after her eighth grade graduation from Zion.
But she never forgot.
After graduation from high school in El Paso, she headed for the ocean to pursue her dreams of being a marine biologist. But a love of children and education shaped her goals to include becoming a teacher and a coach. She graduated from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. She was working as a substitute teacher awaiting a permanent position and at the Corpus Christi YMCA when she was killed in 2006 at age 23 by a speeding driver who drove through a stop sign.
As a lover of music, art and all things natural, Dani left a legacy of caring and concern for others and the world around her.
To keep this spirit alive, her family in the New Palestine/Indianapolis area has established Dani Dreams. The hands-on programs through Dani’s Dreams foster an interest in science and discovery through projects designed to develop an appreciation, responsibility and concern for the natural world and God’s creatures.
What We Do
Continuing Dani’s legacy, Dani’s Dreams seeks to further “Innovation in Education.”
We do this by providing a variety of interactive events and programs.
These resources bring communities together while providing fun education on relevant topics such as outdoor discovery, STEM subjects, multimedia, and eco-responsibility.
How We Work
Dani’s Dreams is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are so grateful for all the of the sponsors and friends who make the programs happen in our communities.
We are also thankful for our board which includes many people who are committed to our community!