2020 Summer Experience

June 15 – August 13

9am – 4pm
Monday – Thursday


Soft skills, career guidance, and manhood principles for success

Dr. Yusef Salaam

Visits Akron

Here are highlights and interviews from the Dr. Yusef Salaam lecture presented by Dreams Academy at the City of Joy Event Center in Akron, Ohio.


Wake Up 2020 Summer Experience

Register today for the Dreams Academy 2020 Summer Experience, Wake Up! All sessions will be held Monday – Thursday starting June 15th at Main Preparatory School. Young men ages 7-15 can apply today.  Cost of summer tuition is $300 per student. Don’t miss out on the summer of a lifetime. Apply Today!

Download Wake Up Today!

First single from the Men of Dreams – a group of talented 7th grade young men who wrote and produced the track! Download the single now! It can be found on all your favorite digital music outlets!!! The funds from the single go towards continuing this program at Buchtel CLC!

Taste of the City Culinary Competition

12 of Akron’s best culinary creatives all under one roof. Each business will provide small plate samplings of their best dishes. The audience will vote on who they believe is the best in the city. Winner takes home a $250 cash prize, a 3 Month membership to the Akron Food Works Kitchen, and luxury cookware!

Our three main focus areas


Etiquette & Image

Problem Solving & Team Building
Financial Literacy

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.

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