A Classroom Without Walls

DREAM Academy

This free, robust after-school program provides enrichment and educational support for K-8 scholars. Currently operating at four elementary schools and serving over 400 students, DREAM Academy provides homework help, time with mentors, hands-on STEM education projects, offsite learning opportunities and more! DREAM Academy has engaged more than 8,000 DREAM Scholars, giving their parents peace of mind while providing valuable after-school care.

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Sample Activities

  • Enjoy guest presentations and demonstrations
  • Stimulate their creativity with arts and crafts
  • Trying new activities and learning skills, including planting and harvesting a garden
  • Understanding ecology and environment at Deering Estate
  • Exploring the Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science exhibits

By the Numbers


Youth have been impacted through DREAM Academy


Of our scholars met or made progress toward their academic improvement goals


Of our scholars improved their school attendance


Of DREAM Academy Scholars will improve in literacy skills