DREAMS of Wilmington, Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Amy E. Jeffrey, Interim Executive Director
Main Address

901 Fanning Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
United States

What We Do
DREAMS is a high quality, multidisciplinary arts education program that is tuition free for all youth ages 8 to 17. A minimum of 80% of enrolled students come from families living at or below the poverty level and we are happy to report that 100% of high school seniors enrolled at DREAMS graduate and 99% of those graduates continue on to college or the military. DREAMS utilizes the arts to achieve the objectives of Positive Youth Development. At our Center we provide youth with a safe, nurturing environment and positive adult role models. Out-of-school time spent at DREAMS results in positive outcomes such as increased academic performance, stronger family bonds, greater commitment to civic engagement and higher levels of self-esteem and confidence.
Interesting Info
  • DREAMS typically serves 600 students in a year at our center and at various outreach sites.
  • 100% of seniors enrolled at DREAMS graduate and 99% of those graduates go on to college or the military.
  • Our biggest goal right now is to tear down the most difficult barrier that youth face in trying to access positive out-of-school resources: transportation!