DREaaM House Inspiring Children


DREAAM House is a school to college pipeline program to reach, teach and invest in boys and young men placed at risk with a targeted focus on African American males. DREAAM stands for Driven to Reach Excellence and Academic Achievement for Males, and the aims are to:

Develop a grassroots initiative committed to creating and implementingstrength-based programs designed for boys and young men from pre-kindergarten to college support the struggle for education justice for boys and young men by providing transformative experiences to shape and increase educational outcomes, knowledge, skills, and life opportunities increase positive outcomes—academic achievement, self-efficacy, college readiness—and decrease negative outcomes—suspensions, drop-out rates, violence—in the lives of boys and young men.

DREAAM has a laser focus on both the academic and social emotional development of boys through a plan to engage DREAAMers from before entering kindergarten until advancing to post high school. This initiative is data-driven and comprehensive by including a family engagement component to equip parents with skills and resources. In addition, DREAAM is committed to early anti-violence prevention among African American boys to support community wide efforts to reduce gun violence and juvenile delinquency. 

BBQ Fundraiser

August 1, 2018 11:00am – 2:00pm

University Place Christian Church – UIUC Campus

403 South Wright Street, Champaign

$10 per plate Dine-in * Carryout * Delivery

Come have lunch with DREAAM House boys!  

DREAAM Flag Football Clinics 
August 18 and 25
University Illinois 
Need volunteers to assist with teaching flag football and supervising small groups. 

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