Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Profile moreless )

Phone: 866.729.5454
820 W Jackson Bouelvard
Ste 805

Chicago
Illinois 60607
USA
Website
2014 Top-rated nonprofits and charities

Please to add this organization to your favorites.

Add to my favorites Added to favorites!

Target demographics: At-risk youth in U.S. between the ages of 12 and 17.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Speak with our youth in a classroom or after school, volunteer at an Extreme Recess event, host a toy drive for Holiday for Hope.

Geographic areas served: U.S, with local concentration in Illinois and Washington DC.

Programs: Dream Leaders program provides training in youth leadership,social entrepreneurship and service learning in class, after school and in We Are the Change® conferences. Extreme Recess provides adaptive sports activities for kids with disabilities, Holiday for Hope is a global event for homeless children, held each December.

Mission:
Dreams for Kids replaces charity with with opportunity for at-risk youth who learn career and life skills as they build social enterprises that impact their local community and the world.
Results:
The Chicago International Charter Schools accepted the Dream Leaders program into its general curriculum, teaching all 8th graders social entrepreneurship as they build social enterprises to impact the world.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
46 Reviews
See all »
Average rating:
1234.89135
Write A Review
08/21/14
You can’t make this stuff up! DFK’s Extreme Recess at Twin Lakes, WI is a day of water sports, fishing, bouncy house, water slide, plenty of sunscreen and a great BBQ lunch. Most of the children have never had the opportunity to participate in these activities. Going from a wheelchair to a ... more »
08/06/14
CROYA has had the honor of working with Dreams For Kids Extreme Recess for the past 4 years. DFK, Tom, Shelly and the rest of the staff are amazing. They provide so many people opportunities that kids would never dream of. It is so much fun to be a part of such a great day out on the lake making ... more »
See all 46 reviews »

Photos & Video


See all »

Support This Nonprofit

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

Speak with our youth in a classroom or after school, volunteer at an Extreme Recess event, host a toy drive for Holiday for Hope. Volunteer

Promote This Nonprofit

Great Nonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite organizations on your own web sites. for text link or graphic badge.

Get badge
By registering you agree to the site's Terms and Conditions.