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
“Talking Points” Sessions – starting November 16, 2020
We are excited to announce that Dreams Academy is getting back to work! We will begin our Winter session on Monday, November 16th. The theme is titled “Talking Points” and our focus is on conversations that are relevant in the lives of young Black Males. We are tackling difficult topics such as Emotions, Race, Violence, and Women. We have a great lineup of guest facilitators such as Andre Lessears, Detective Sean Taylor, Tim Anderson Jr, and more. We are accepting a limited number of students in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. All necessary precautions will be taken. Masks will be given to each young man and will be required to be worn at each session and social distancing will be practiced. Sessions are from 6 PM to 8 PM and dinner is served each week. The cost for the Dreams Academy Winter Sessions is $100.
Our three main focus areas
Etiquette & Image
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.