Dreams for Kids, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   67 reviews


820 W Jackson Bouelvard Ste 805 Chicago IL 60607 USA


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.


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.

Target demographics:

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

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

U.S, with local concentration in Illinois and Washington DC.


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

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Dream For Kids is one of the most amazing charities that I have ever come across, and had the pleasure to work with! Tom Tuohy is an admirable, caring, and amazing founder of an organization that has affected so many people across the board. Dream For Kids helps both directly and indirectly the communities of Chicago where help is needed so much in today's landscape especially! After serving for over 8 years on DuPage County's Positive Parenting Board of Directors, I worked with and was exposed to over hundreds of Chicago's best non-profits affecting children, parents, and professionals exposed to our youth on a daily basis. Based on my experience, I would rate Dream For Kids at the VERY top for not only their mission, drive, and dedication to improving the lives of Chicago youth, but also for their laser-focused execution in making dreams really become reality! We can all HOPE and WISH for better, but Tom, Shelly, and their team really MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE for all those people they intersect with - they make a better future possible for the youth of Chicago!

Sarah Quinn

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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Sarah for your kind words and recognizing Dreams for Kids and for your many contributions in the community!