About Us

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Dreams for Kids provides service, leadership and social opportunities for at-risk youth.

Founded in 1989, Dreams for Kids is a volunteer based, registered non-profit 501(c)(3) children’s charity that breaks down social barriers and end the isolation of at-risk youth. Dreams for Kids is empowering youth who live in poverty and those with disabilities, by uniting them with their peers, recognizing their abilities, and allowing their voices to be heard. The most isolated young people from every community are reminded they have something to give, and they are the solution-not the problem.

Our Mission

Dreams for Kids replaces charity with opportunity for at-risk youth through service, leadership and social activities and inspires them to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world.

Our Vision

To unite children of disability, race, religion, and socio-economic background and inspire them to realize their full potential and serve as active members of their communities and citizens of the world.

Our Approach

At the core of our programming is the empowerment of youth who live in poverty and those with disabilities. The heart of the approach is reminding each young person they have something to give, and then giving them opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our Purpose

To break down the barriers of segregation, embrace the abilities and potential of an isolated population, and empower them by their paying it forward in such a way which changes their communities and transforms their lives.

Our Story

Dream Leaders

Dream Leaders and the inspiring ways its participants are changing the world would not exist without an extensive history and network of support. Read our history and learn how a single act of kindness can turn into a global youth organization. Review our valued partners whose generosity and support allows Dreams For Kids to reach youth who need it the most. Learn about our staff, associate board and executive board members who bring their passion, talent, and tireless work ethic to make Dreams For Kids what it is today.