Dibia DREAM – STEM in Sports Camps Summer 2017 The educational Slip and Slide is what you can call the weeks between school ending for the summer and starting back in the fall.  Many do not realize how big of a difference there is between a child who is engaged during the summer and a child who is left at home to their own devises. Teachers can tell the difference. According to a Huffington Post article teachers “spend three to four weeks re-teaching students course material at the beginning of the year”.  This can be combated with programs like Dibia’s STEM in Sports Camps.  We engage kids in education and physical activities.  This year Dibia DREAM worked with two of Miami’s summer...

Dibia DREAM partnered with Hyatt B.L.A.C.K. of Hyatt Regency New Orleans launch Carrying Dreams Home Initiative.  Think back to when you were in elementary and middle school was your last meal for the week Friday’s lunch at 11:00 a.m.?   At least 1 in 6 kids go home on weekends carrying this static on their back the United States.  That’s 13 million children according to NoKidHungry.org’s 2016 Fact Sheet. Dibia DREAM partnered with Hyatt B.L.A.C.K. of Hyatt Regency New Orleans in April of 2017 to launch Carrying Dreams Home serving kids attending our DREAM Academy at Kipp Central City Academy.  Children in the program were provided with a reusable “DREAMPak” at the end of each week to take home.  “DREAMPaks” included non-perishable foods...

DREAM BIG Clinic In February DREAM in partnership with the NBA Retired Players Association and STEM NOLA hosted a DREAM BIG Clinic igniting the fire in youth for an introduction into our STEM initiative. Over 100 youth were impacted at our ‘STEM in Sports Curriculum' during NBA All-Star Weekend in February 2017, hosted in the mighty city of New Orleans. “This curriculum is designed to be the perfect blend of sports, educational development, with an emphasis on life skills and physical fitness,” said Brandon Okpalobi, Founder of Dibia DREAM. The boys and girls ages 7-16 were able to work on physical conditioning and skills as well as learn and experience how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can take them to new heights. According to...