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Dreamt up by the Gen Z Community at Civics Unplugged, SkywalkerZ is a collection of astronauts building the future of web3 x social impact. The genesis batch includes 265 SkywalkerZ.

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Proceeds from the SkywalkerZ NFTs will seed the Dream DAO, a first-of-its-kind global, intergenerational community that provides Gen Zers with training, mentorship, and funding they need to leverage the power of web3 to secure a brighter future for humanity.

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Holders of a SkywalkerZ NFT can apply to become voting members of the Dream DAO, where members shape decisions related to the DAO's endowment, training programs, and the future of our work. The first Phase of the Dream DAO launches in early Dec 2021.

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Founded by 501(c)(3) social enterprise Civics Unplugged, The Dream DAO exists to invest in Gen Zers building the future of the web3 x social impact ecosystem.

READ WHY
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TRAIN - EXPLORERS PROGRAM

The Dream DAO Explorers Program will be a 6-month digital-first leadership program for Dream DAO Builders who are looking to explore their interests in web3 and how web3 can be used to address social challenges. The pilot program will select 5-10 Explorers, and will likely begin in early 2022.


Participants do not have to be very tech-savvy, but must be extremely committed to learning how to harness the power of decentralized systems to make a difference in the world.

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CONNECT - DAO COMMUNITY

Types of Dream DAO community members will include (but are not limited to) social entrepreneurs; subject matter experts; business leaders and philanthropists; elected officials and civil servants; influencers, celebrities, broadcasters, and podcasters; civic technologists / hackers / web3 experts; game developers; and leaders of sponsorship-offering corporations.


They must all be excited to work with and support young people. And importantly, they must respect and vibe well with the Builders in the community. The Dream DAO will benefit Champions in many ways, but ultimately, the Dream DAO is for Builders.

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FUND - DAO GRANTS

The Dream DAO will reward two types of grants, Explorer Grants and Accelerator Grants. In its first phase, the Dream DAO will focus on distributing Explorer Grants, to create a pipeline of Dream DAO Builders who have the potential to eventually launch their own initaitives.


In addition to receiving ETH or local currency, if they are not already part of the Dream DAO community, the grantee will also receive a SkywalkerZ NFT (which is a requirement for retaining membership in the community).

// WHO WE FUND //

Below are a few examples of young leaders we’ve already invested in through the Civics Unplugged community. The Dream DAO will help us grow our investments, and pave a pathway for how to equip young leaders with everything they need to leverage the power of distributed ledger technology to make a difference in the world.

Zoë Jenkins, 18

Kentucky, U.S.A

Gauri Vaidya, 15

Himachal, India

Dariel Cruz Rodriguez, 17

Orlando, Florida

Ashley Lin, 18

Vancouver, U.S.A

Thainá Theodoro, 17

São Paulo, Brazil
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// FAQ //

WHAT IS AN NFT?

Non-fungible token (NFT) is a term used to describe a unique digital asset whose ownership is tracked on a blockchain, such as Ethereum. This beginner's guide to NFTs provides a good intro to the world of NFTs.

HOW DO THE NFTS WORK?

Each NFT is unique, with different NFTs having different attributes (e.g. background, helmet, hat, chest plate) of different rarities. It is easy to resell these NFTs on any NFT markeplace like OpenSea. Click here to view the collection on OpenSea.

WHAT IS A DAO?

DAOs are internet communities that collectively manage a shared bank account for a common purpose. This beginner's guide to DAOs provides a good intro to the world of DAOs.

WAIT, SO HOW DO I JOIN THE DREAM DAO?

After you purchase a Skywalker, fill out this interest form to explain why you would like to join the DAO! DAO members will be able to influence where the funds raised from the SkywalkerZ project are allocated, and have access to exclusive events, airdops, and more.

WHAT IS CIVICS UNPLUGGED?

Civics Unplugged is a nonpartisan social enterprise whose mission is to empower the leaders of Generation Z to build a brighter future for humanity. We are led by a community of thousands of Gen Zers from all 50 U.S. states, and 47 countries around the globe — all dedicated to making the world a better place.

DID SOMEONE SAY CARBON?

We are using Creol.io to help us offset the carbon emmissions of the SkywalkerZ NFT Project, and of Civics Unplugged as a whole.

HOW CAN I GET HELP MINTING A SKYWALKERZ NFT?

This guide will walk you through how to mint. If you still need help, click the orange chatbot icon on the bottom right of the website, explain that you're trying to mint an NFT, and a member of the CU team will help assist you.

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// OUR STORY //

The story of the Dream DAO starts with Civics Unplugged, a 501(c)(3) social enterprise that empowers the leaders of Gen Z with the training, funding, and network they need to build a brighter future for humanity.

Twice a year, we run a Fellowship program that trains 500 high school-aged leaders around the world to become civic innovators. Fellowship graduates then join an alumni community that provides lifelong opportunities for specialized training, funding, internship and work opportunities, and mentorship to pursue their civic aspirations. Since November 1st, 2020, we have invested over $100,000 in exceptional Fellowship graduates. And that's just the beginning. By 2030, we will have invested at least $10 million.

These young leaders have created and contributed to projects that have already positively impacted hundreds of thousands of people. Their missions range from sex education in Brazil, democracy reform in Florida, climate tech education in NYC, voter access around the US, diversity and inclusion training around the globe, and more.

While we have had success supporting young people who are working to better their communities and the world in valuable ways, we recognize that young people won't be able to build paradigm-shifting projects necessary to effectively address today's global crises without proper training to innovate.

In an increasingly digital world, technology is the cornerstone of innovation. So how can we empower Gen Z to leverage its power for good?

As we have seen time and time again, new technology can unlock radically better possibilities for what the world can look like.

While blockchain and cryptocurrency have received a massive influx of cultural attention over the past year thanks to DeFi, meme coins, and profile picture NFTs, they are revolutionary, world-changing technologies that present hope for a future that is more resilient, collaborative, and equitable.

Early web3 social impact projects and the first DAOs to keep thousands of members engaged hint at the enormous potential of web3 to change the world.

But how can we ensure the power of web3 is harnessed to change the world for the better?

It's unclear what the legacy of blockchain, cryptocurrency, DAOs, and the extraordinary wealth they have generated will be by 2030.

Will the web3 space be known for having supercharged humanity's ability to address our greatest challenges?

Or will it be known for having largely neglected real-world problems and drastically steepened socioeconomic divides during this make-or-break decade?

In order for web3 space to realize its potential to build a better world, a lot more must be done to cultivate the web3 x social impact ecosystem—so that young civic innovators who seek to leverage web3 get the support and community they need to build a brighter future for humanity.

That's where the Dream DAO comes in.

The Dream DAO is a new, intergenerational, global, and interdisciplinary community that invests in the future of the web3 x social impact ecosystem, by providing diverse Gen Zers around the globe with the training, funding, and community they need to leverage the power of web3 to secure a brighter future for humanity.

Read our official announcement piece on Mirror.xyz to learn more about how the Dream DAO will work, and how we will achieve our ambitious mission.

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