Dr. Yusef Salaam

Friday, December 13, 2019

Join us on Friday, December 13, 2019 as we welcome Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, formally known as the Central Park Five, comes to Akron. Get tickets here:


Soft skills, career guidance, and manhood principles for success

Our Programs

Dreams academy

for young men ages 10-15

Dreams academy is for young men ages 10-15. Programming is split into 8 week sessions. During the 8 weeks, students will experience and be exposed to activities and thought-provoking dialogue that will holistically encourage and teach soft skills, problem solving, career guidance, and financial literacy.

THE music & media center

music & media lessons

The Dreams Academy Music and Media Center is a community hub for both children and adults to learn and hone their musical talents.  The DAMMC offers private lessons in piano, drums, bass, guitar, and voice. We will also offer specialty sessions are tailored for groups of 5-10.

Our three main focus areas


Etiquette & Image

Problem Solving & Team Building
Financial Literacy

Upcoming Session

When They See us

Beginning October 21, 2019

House of the Lord Youth Center, 1650 Diagonal Rd. Akron, OH

Dreams Academy returns for our fall sessions beginning Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 6 PM. We will be introducing our young men to the critically acclaimed Netflix Documentary “When They See Us”, which highlights the story of the “Central Park 5”; 5 young black males who were wrongfully accused of brutally raping a white woman, were found guilty, only in turn to be found innocent and released from prison as adults. They will discuss and focus on how this story is relevant to the present day plight of the black male in America. In addition, our guys will have sessions on financial literacy, etiquette, and problem solving as well at taking a field trip downtown to the E-Sports Gaming facility to tour the facility but to also learn how playing Fortnite can be turned into potential scholarship dollars and the connections gaming can produce when used correctly. Tuition is $125.00. Please go to the apply now page to reserve your space. Immediate payment reserves your space. If financial arrangements need to be made, please contact Brandon R. Scarborough at (330) 422-8332.

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