DREAM TREE ACADEMY AT A GLANCE
A Distinct Identity
Dream Tree Academy 573's mission is to provide engaging after-school educational programs for our culturally diverse youth. Focusing on music, graphic design, financial literacy, and mental health, we strive to help our youth to become dynamic individuals by supporting their educational goals and immersing them in experiences that prepare them to live a cultural way of life. Our purpose is to incentivize at-risk youth to set and meet participation goals, provide opportunities for job training, community service, and financial education. We strive to educate, inspire and advocate for our students to become self-sustainable using various educational support tools.
Dream Tree Academy is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We have a strong network of experienced volunteers who are committed to supporting our students and positively impacting their lives. Each brings unique characteristics into our classrooms to provide students with the guidance they need. The curriculum we teach prepares the students to help them grow as a person and to support them in becoming the best versions of themselves. We have built this curriculum to include several areas of education to give students the mindset that they can go into any field they dream of.
One Step at a Time
We are an afterschool facility that offers a variety of programs to at-risk youth in Columbia, Missouri. The programs we offer will teach students life skills that they can use to enhance their personal and professional growth.
Helping The Community
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. To expose our students to this mindset, we provide them with the chance to give back to those in need through Food Bank volunteering, supply donations, and street clean-ups.
Reinforcing our Commitment
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we want to provide our students with the utmost support in order to succeed. To accomplish this goal, we provide mentorship to all students aiming to build connections with community members and foster positive relationships. Fostering these relationships creates an everlasting impact on our students and gives them the confidence to excel in their future endeavors.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”