Dear Fellow Dreamers,

It has been a while since you have heard from us. We have been on a bumpy journey trying to figure out a sustainable way to continue our work. We held several community meetings to reimagine this space, have sought out sustainable partners, and have struggled with letting go. During this time, we partnered with several schools and organizations, we met with universities and school systems, and we experienced education policy transition in many ways. All of this has led to challenges with funding and our ability to commit 100% to the work.

We grew up when education created space for us to build this wonderful youthrun youth center that both employed and served young people in our city and valued our voices and ideas. And we are so grateful for this. We think we have turned over every stone in terms of finding a sustainable, serious, and ready partner to collaborate in this work and this space. But if we are wrong, please reach out to Ms. Kristina at

We are looking for a buyer who will love the house and be good to our neighbors and the community. Our dream is to create a legacy fund with the money we make from the sale of the house so that we can continue to support young people in Baltimore City with innovative dreams and ideas. If you are interested in buying the house or know someone who is, please reach out to our friend and broker Doug Kaufman: AGM Commercial Real Estate Advisors, LLC., 410-952-3290,

We still have books to sell! I Am Not a Test Score: Lessons Learned from Dreaming is a beautiful coffee table book filled with lessons, photographs, student work, and more. This book is a wonderful toolkit for anyone who works with young people--it both teaches and inspires! It makes a wonderful Christmas gift! You can buy it here: here! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a new year full of love, joy and hope.

With love,
The Youth Dreamers

“My work with the Youth Dreamers developed a burning passion for helping others in and out of my community. I currently work for a non-profit that serves a community often outcasted. I love the work I do because the Youth Dreamers taught me EVERYONE deserves to be heard! We spent years screaming ‘give youth a voice!' As I mature I’m noticing those younger voices, sometimes unheard; become older voices still in need.”
-Jessica White

(These are just some of the Youth Dreamers with whom we are most connected!)

  • Chekana Reid, Dunbar High School 2007, Towson University, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Social Worker at FutureCare Canton
  • Cierra Cary, MERVO 2007, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Baltimore City Public Schools Art Teacher
  • Deja Joseph, City College High School 2015, current undergraduate at Coppin State University, Baltimore City Public Schools Math Specialist
  • Dominique Davis, City College High School 2011, Frostburg State University, Clearone Advantage Debt Relief and a proud mom
  • Iman Cuffie, Western High School 2014, University of Baltimore, Walters Art Museum
  • Jessica White, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 2013, Bowie State University, Moveable Feast
  • Keyani Kenny, City College High School 2012, Salem College, Widener University, Social Worker at Keys Development
  • Kiya Yancey, Mercy High School 2014, current undergraduate at University of Baltimore
  • Kyi Alford, Parkville High School 2015, current undergraduate at Coppin State University, SECU Bank
  • Miriam Harris, City College High School 2011 , Temple University, teacher in Philadelphia Schools

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