Welcome to the Youth Dreamers!
Providing youth opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and community development
Support our new adventure!
Marketing our book, hosting scholarship workshops,
and inspiring youth this summer!
Support our work through our GiveCorps Campaign
and know that you are making the difference between just dreaming and DOING!
Please help us celebrate the publication of our book:
I Am Not a Test Score: Lessons Learned from Dreaming
JOIN US AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS…
Preview Party at Greetings and Readings
Saturday, June 14th, 2:00-3:30
118-AA Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21030 Authors will be on site to sign and sell books.
Signin’ Sippin’ and Dippin’ Book Launch at the Dream House
Tuesday, June 17th, 5:00-8:00
1430 Carswell St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Meet the authors, define yourself through bumper stickers, leave your mark regarding standardized testing, buy a book, and enjoy all kinds of yummy dips and chips, dessert, and wine/beer.
About the Youth Dreamers
Since its beginning in 2001, the Youth Dreamers have worked to provide a safe haven for youth by creating, building, and running the Dream House, a youth-run after-school center that both employed and served youth. In 2013, facing funding challenges and changes in the educational climate, we were pleased to rent the Dream House to a sister organization, the Baltimore Teacher Network. We continue to provide opportunites for youth by publishing a book, I Am Not a Test Score: Lessons Learning from Dreaming, and by launching the Dream Big Scholarship Program.
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I Am Not a Test Score: Lessons Learned from Dreaming is a collaborative book written by Youth Dreamers themselves, young people who have grown up in Baltimore City schools and believe in alternatives to standardized testing. The book shares what Youth Dreamers and our adult allies learned from dreaming and building Baltimore’s only youth-run youth center—The Dream House. It includes best practices, lessons learned, and examples of project-based, community-building curriculum. We hope to nspire students, teachers, parents, and community members to challenge the problems in their schools, redirecting the emphasis on standardized testing toward programs promoting leadership, character, and youth voice. Read more >>
Dream Big Scholarship provides both financial and mentoring support to students from junior year in high school to junior year in college. “Dreamers” will receive $1000 for each of their two first years of college and two mentors---a college Youth Dreamer and an adult Youth Dreamer board member. Read more here >>
Grand opening of the Dream House grand opening, May 2010