About us

Impacting our community today by building relationships with tomorrow's leaders

Dreams Academy is a multi-layered organization that interacts with local youth to teach them the skills necessary for successful lives.  Dreams Academy is for young men, ages 10 to 15.  Queens Academy is for young ladies, ages 12 to 15.  Finally, The Change Experiment, formerly known as Bridges Academy, is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion platform for high school juniors to use their voice to create change in our society.  To learn more about Dreams Academy, click below to Learn more.

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Brandon R. Scarborough M.Ed
Founder

A few of our focus areas

Etiquette is the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. We help to develop this image using positive role models, real world training and hands on interactions.

We teach how to process  situations and view them as challenge. Team building builds connections and helps to understand that together we can accomplish more.

Money and the understanding of it is essential in the growth and development of a race. Most black men do not experience generational wealth so it is important to educate youth to build generational wealth.

Welcome to Dreams Academy

We hope that you get a detailed view into who we are and what we do for our youth. We realize that they need to be shown their value and worth, as well as being given as much education and information as necessary to achieve the highest levels of success that they can. We pledge to continue the work and impact as many of our young Kings and Queens as possible. We welcome your feedback and questions-even your ideas! Feel free to contact us to hear more about Dreams Academy. Join our email database to receive current information about events and sessions. We look forward to hearing from you and Thank You again for visiting our site!

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Dear White Teacher

Dear White Teacher is a podcast and platform that discusses building authentic and strategic relationships with our black and brown students. More often than not, …

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Reach other young men like Anthony!

Reach other young men like Anthony! Today, you have an opportunity to help young black men and women become strong and successful in all the …

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Reach other young women like Marley!

Reach other young women like Marley! Today, you have an opportunity to help young black men and women become strong and successful in all the …

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Empower our Youth by Midnight

Beat the Clock — Empower our Youth by Midnight 12/31! For the sake of young black men and women who need strong guidance, direction, and …

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Road Trip

Dreams Academy and Queens academy are going on a road trip. Our fall sessions are set to begin on October 25 and we are not …

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A Conversation Guide to Cultivate & Connect with Young Black men

Brandon R. Scarborough has worked with minority youth since 2006, providing them with information and resources for successful living. In 2016, Brandon founded Dreams Academy …

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We are spotlighting our kids birthdays all year in 2023!! First up is Elijah who turns 14 today. We have had the opportunity to watch him grow, both physically and in overall maturity over the last few years. He is a leader, straight A student, and hooper for Buchtel Middle School. Show this young man some love today!! ...

These are just a few of the people that keep @dreamsacademyusa and @queensacademyusa working. There are more that were not able to make the holiday party but we are grateful for every single person that makes sure our kids get what they need. They make it all happen! We appreciate you all! ...

Stand in the Gap this #GivingTuesday

As the holiday season approaches, some of the young men and women of Dreams and Queens Academies won’t have the opportunity to experience a joyous Christmas season, like many of their peers do. The reality is some children do not experience happiness in this season, but experience feelings of hopelessness.

Stand in the gap with me this #GivingTuesday, by giving a special gift towards our $2,500 goal to provide youth a safe place to be poured into, fed, and have fun!

Through your generosity, these young men and women will have a chance to feel seen, encouraged, and poured into, by attending a special one day workshop where we will have food, fun, and learning – as well as a field trip to a Cavs Game. Just imagine the smiles on their faces and the memories they will create because of you!

https://dreamsacademyonline.org/givingtuesday/
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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday - a day to hit pause, reflect on things that matter and come together through radical generosity. And we are asking that you generously stand in the gap this #GivingTuesday, by giving a special gift towards our $2,500 goal to provide youth a safe place to be poured into, fed, and have fun during their Christmas break!

https://dreamsacademyonline.org/givingtuesday/
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Showing youth their value, worth, helping them to achieve the highest levels of success that they can, and working hard to impact as many of our young Kings and Queens as possible is what we are passionate about!

"Dreams Academy has taught me how to be a gentleman. It has also showed me how to save and protect my money. Most of all Dreams Academy and Mr. Brandon has showed me what kind of man I would like to be."
Jaedon Skinner
DA Mentee
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Give young black men and women the means to pursue their dreams. Show them that a brighter, better future is possible — that they can achieve what they were created to be and do by generously donating today to Dreams Academy! https://dreamsacademyonline.org/donate/
Cash App: $dreamsacademy
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One area we focus on with Dreams and Queens Academy is...Etiquette!
Etiquette is the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. We help to develop this image using positive role models, real world training and hands on interactions.
Learn more about us: https://dreamsacademyonline.org/
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We had our first session last week and it was great! After an introductory exercise for the young men to familiarize themselves with each other, Pastor and behavioral specialist Greg Harris, talked with the boys about the 3 R's of Manhood...Respect, Responsibility, and being Resilient. We look forward to week 2 where the boys will discuss and participate in an activity in regards to Interpersonal Communication! ...

Showing youth their value, worth, helping them to achieve the highest levels of success that they can, and working hard to impact as many of our young Kings and Queens as possible is what we are passionate about!

"Dreams Academy has had a major influence on my son. What has stood out the most is the confidence and pride that it provided him with. He now has confidence in knowing that he can obtain anything that he is willing to work hard for and pride in the young black man that he is and the black man that he is becoming."
Ms. Eboni Jones
Mother of J’Suan Slayton
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Queens Academy Fall Session starts today! We are off to a great start with Dreams and now we can't wait to spend time with some amazing young women! ...

Dreams Academy Fall Session starts today! We can't wait to spend time with some amazing young men! We will be covering etiquette, financial literacy, self care, and so much more. LET’S GOOOO!!!!

#dreamsacademy #akron #youthempowerment
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We are looking for individuals to fill these positions. Looking for a qualified mentor to lead a young men’s group on Tuesday and Thursday after school. We need a male van driver on Monday evening and a female van driver on Wednesday evening. These are all paid positions. Call us at 330-422-8332 and help us serve and impact our community!! ...

Pulled up at Eagle last week and saw this outside….We are amazed to be able to help push our young men to greatness. Excited about this partnership and grateful for the opportunity to speak life into young, black leaders of today and tomorrow!!! ...

Day 1 at Eagle Elementary with the 4th and 5th grade boys doing a communication exercise that involves answering a question without talking. It was hilarious watching them in operation, having to use other skills. Looking forward to a great year of development! ...

Work in an interesting industry? Started your own business? Come and share with the youth of Dreams and Queens Academy! Email or text us your email address for details. We would love to have you! ...

You are invited!! Meet us at the Open House Thursday at the Well CDC then meet us at the City Of Joy Friday with @therealkwamekilpatrick as well as the organizations that have been funded by the city of Akron to reduce youth violence. Watch the video and learn how you can join us for these events!!! Hope to see you there! ...

Want to know more about @dreamsacademyusa? Come and hang out with us Thursday, April 28th! Stop in and meet our board, staff, AND special guest @therealkwamekilpatrick who will be here to speak to our youth the next day. You will be able to meet our team leaders from @queensacademyusa as well as the Change Experiment Program. Come and connect with us. Hope to see you there! ...

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