DREAM

BIG!

Our 4-Stage Program to Transform Boys and Young Men

Dreaam Big! fills the opportunity gap by connecting boys and young men with low to no-cost learning and transformative experiences that cultivate college and career readiness skills, creativity, build social and emotional skills and boost academic achievement.

O U R  A P P R O A C H

We promote a college-bound and career identity through a pipeline program, starting at the age of 3 until the age of 24. 

 

We create a counter space that empowers DREAAMers for life success through a college & career readiness program focused on literacy, STEM, creativity, and solution-thinking.

 

We value a trauma-informed approach.  With this approach, the staff and volunteers are proactive, encouraging behaviors that promote learning.

 

We encourage movement, respect, work ethic, leadership, recognition of others, community, and positive brotherhood. 

We offer programming at three levels to best serve our DREAAMers. Each program has a college-bound and career identity focus. Prevention and early intervention are key to developing social and emotional health.  Each program offers transformative experiences, leadership training, mentoring, and forming positive relationships with caring adults. 

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Ages 3 - 5 years old

Ages 6 - 9 years old

Ages 10 - 13 years old

Ages 14 - 24 years old

P R O G R A M S   O F F E R E D

B E G I N N E R S

3 - 5 years old 

Early childhood STEM education

Programs Offered: 

  • Kindergarten readiness services

  • Parental education and empowerment 

  • Parent-child connectedness 

Projected to open the DREAAM Discovery Learning Center in Aug 2020. 

 

A C H I E V E R S

6 - 9 years old 

After school STEM education and enrichment

Programs Offered: 

  • Social emotional development

  • Cultural and artistic activities 

  • Strong partnerships with 

  • Family engagement including family STEM nights

B E L I E V E R S

10 - 13 years old

Programs Offered: 

  • Continuation of Achievers Program with additional programming

  • Violence prevention and conflict resolution 

  • More emphasis on college and career identity and readiness

C H A S E R S

 14 - 24 years old 
 

Empowering and positioning youth voice as change agents 

 

Programs Offered: 

College and career experiences

Youth employment

Mentoring and life coaching 

Leadership development

Civic engagement 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Driven to Reach Excellence & Academic Achievement for Males

That's DREAAM and we work every day to sustain a culture of achievement, engagement and behavioral health for boys and young men.

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Email:

info@dreaam.org

Phone:

217-530-0110

Address: 

302 West Church Street 

Champaign, IL 61820

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