top of page
High Fives
Image by Derek Truninger
Child Star
Learning Guitar
DTA mikey.jpg

A Distinct Identity

At Dream Tree Academy 573, we stand committed to shaping tomorrow’s leaders through an innovative blend of education and entrepreneurship. Our mission is clear: to ignite the sparks of learning and creativity within our underserved youth. Through vibrant after-school programs in music, graphic design, financial literacy, and mental health, we don’t just teach – we transform.

Making Music

Bringing Change

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. 



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. 


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.


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. 


Tel. (573) 340-5505


606 Ridgeway Avenue
Columbia, Missouri, 65203



Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page