In 2015, a new DREAMS chapter began its journey in Bastrop, Louisiana with the co-founders Officer Gary Guice, Ms. Kathy Leonard, and Ms. Cindy Hendrix. They have organized a few meetings with local adult and youth volunteers for the project introduction, planning and training.
The program was introduced and recruited from volunteers from all the 5 middle schools in Bastrop. The project is hosted by Prairie View Academy. This chapter received a lot of community and local business participation, along with active involvement from schools. The chapter serves around 35 middle school students every year with the help of around 10 youth mentors and more than 12 adult community mentors.
The DREAMS Band strives towards making a positive difference in the community by utilizing their musical abilities. DREAMS Band is not only an opportunity to sing and motivate the audience but also uses music as a platform to empower communities and make music of their own, which can empower children and youth holistically. It is a band with a meaning and a greater goal for the benefit of society.
Those who are interested to be a part of the band may contact the respective leaders in each locality.
DREAMS Pro-club is a support group for the personal and professional development of young professionals. Small groups of 10-12 working professionals meet once every month to discuss and implement strategies for their professional growth. The club helps in inculcating values of identity and community belonging among the members. The program aims at enhancing communication skills, generating positive attitudes about self and others, developing leadership, cooperation, and community engagement.
This platform is yet to be initiated. Those who are interested to take a partnership may contact the respective leaders in each locality.