Youth Academy of Dreams
Youth Academy of Dreams (YAOD) is a non-profit organization devoted to ensuring youth reach their full potential by serving as a vehicle to foster excellence. We believe that every child is given unique gifts that can be best actualized when given the proper tools and guidance. We offer after school and summer programs to keep little bodies active and minds learning year-round. Our program provides various components to assist youth in becoming intelligent well-rounded individuals with good character and a desire to succeed. Well also seek to close the achievement gap and prevent juvenile crime.
The mission of YAOD is to provide school-age youth the opportunity to develop their intellectual, social skills and physical well-being in a challenging and safe environment. The program bridges the cultural divide by bringing young people together from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds, while promoting the prevention of juvenile crime and violence by building relationships among kids, cops and communities through positive engagement during the most critical times, after-school and summer months.
(every Friday is FUN FRIDAY)