Busy hands = Busy minds

In 2015, Ms. Sheila G. completed her last round of chemotherapy while teaching in the Imperial Courts, a public housing project in Watts, California. One of her preschool children spoke to her about the dangers of living in the projects. He was not allowed to go outside on weekends due to violence and drug-abuse in his neighborhood. This inspired Sheila to found Adventures to Dreams Enrichment and empower marginalized youth by engaging them in hands-on enrichment. Sheila is a two-time cancer survivor with over 20 years of experience in education. Over the course of her career, she has been an early childhood educator, and preschool owner and director. Her mission is to positively impact children through AtDE, by providing gardening, science, and art activities in a safe, fun learning environment. Sheila has sustained AtDE primarily through her own funds, and the help of volunteers and donors.
After over two years of negotiating with Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine, Sheila was able to expand AtDE by signing the lease for 10,000 square feet of land. This expansion will allow AtDE in serving more youth in the community, by hosting events and workshops and providing families with nutritious produce. Our adventure kids plant seeds and grow food to eat and share with their families.

Before construction can begin, AtDE must build a fence around the location. This is necessary to protect the developing garden, and the youth who will utilize the space. Your generous donation will aid AtDE in transforming vacant land into a safe place where youth can learn and grow. Thank you!

Any donation will help make an impact not only in our community but in the lives of our children. 

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us!

Adventures To Dreams Enrichment positively impacts each child’s life in a way that propels them to reach their potential and thrive in life. Our mission is to inspire and empower children living in at-risk communities to dream BIG and believe they can achieve anything in life by exposing them to safe, fun, interactive, recreational, and educational learning environments.

Donations

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  • alexis slickelman 
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
  • Sarah H 
    • $5 
    • 4 mos
  • Amrita khalsa  
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Marilee Bryant 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $33 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Sheila Grantham 
Organizer
Long Beach, CA
Adventures To Dreams Enrichment (Adventures to Dreams Enrichment) 
Registered nonprofit
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