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.

As an organization whose primary audience is black male youth, our hearts and minds are tormented by recent events that have become all too common. Every announcement that alerts us of the death of another black man reminds us first that this could be one of our boys, and second that this is why Dream Academy exists; to be a beacon of light and a safe space for our growing men who will be future community leaders, doctors, entertainers, husbands, politicians, teachers, and so much more. Our daily thoughts and prayers for them center around their safety and sanity and the hope that one day our communities will cease from having to place a hashtag in front of any more names.

We will not be silent.

We will continue to do the work necessary to effectively address the issues, find solutions, and create change in our communities.

–Brandon R. Scarborough | Executive Director, The Executive Board of Dreams Academy

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Live and Pre-recorded sessions will be held Monday – Thursday starting July 1in our own virtual classroom. Young men ages 7-15 can apply today. Cost is $25 per student BUT we are offering to all of our families a FREE week of programming to acclimated and to see what Dreams has to offer. Head to the Apply Now page and reserve your spot today

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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.

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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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