Vision & Mission
To positively impact each child’s life in a way that propels them to reach their potential and thrive in life.
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.
Sheila is a former pre-school Owner and Director, early childhood educator and mentor. Sheila is a dynamic leader, 20+ years early childhood Educator and two time Breast Cancer survivor with a strong vision to educate, enrich, inspire and uplift youth. Throughout the years, she has mentored and cared for children in addition to her own child to provide extra support primarily to single parents. Her goal is to continue to inspire children and positively impact their lives through Adventures to Dreams.
“I truly believe that youth need to be enriched through education, cultural diversity and mentorship experiences. These are essential to their growth, development and reaching their full potential in life. Adventures to Dreams makes a positive difference in the lives of the youth we serve!”
Motto: “When you listen, you learn!”
La Tisha (L.T.) Clayton
L.T. is Sheila’s daughter. She is a Content Creator specializing in producing promotional videos, documentaries and project management for clients worldwide. She has a Sociology degree from Sacramento State University and a Film Production degree from Sacramento City College. As a result of her Mom’s positive influence – strong emphasis on education, exposure to diverse cultures and travel throughout childhood – she has a deep appreciation for learning, has traveled to various parts of the world and loves connecting with people from diverse backgrounds.
“My Mom has been a firm education advocate all my life. She believes it is the only way an individual stands a chance at reaching their potential. She also believes in exposing children to different cultures and environments so they can develop a well rounded view of our world and not be limited by a single view or experience – this is exactly her aim in developing Adventures to Dreams. My Mom is amazing! I am thankful for her love and sacrifice in raising me! She is a blessing in the life of everyone exposed to her good will.”
Yifan is a student at El Camino College. She will transfer to California State University, Long Beach in Fall 2016 and major in Early Childhood Development. Yifan really enjoys volunteering with Adventures to Dreams as it gives her the chance to work with children and gain valuable experience towards her career in Education.
“Adventures to Dreams gives children the opportunity to explore their interests and expand their outlooks on life. My passion is to encourage children to focus on their interests and their dreams will come true.”
Brittany graduated from California State Long Beach with a degree in Marketing. In her free time she stays active playing volleyball and softball. Brittany has always been interested in volunteering within her community and she believes Adventures to Dreams is the perfect organization! “Adventures to Dreams brings the youth out of their environments to experience different aspects of society from being in the garden with nature to serving the community by gift wrapping at Barnes and Nobles. I look forward to my work with Adventures to Dreams to inspire and encourage the youth to reach their best potential.”
My children love Adventures to Dreams Enrichment Program! They are constantly talking about the things they’ve learned and always looking forward to the next activity. Ms. Sheila is wholeheartedly passionate about making a difference in our kids’ lives and the community!
La Toya Wilburn, Parent
I rarely allow my kids to play outside our housing complex because it’s a dangerous environment. So their outdoor playtime is limited to school. Adventures to Dreams provides a positive outlet for my children, exposes them to education, and they really look forward to participating in the program. I am so appreciative that Ms. Sheila developed this program and so are my little ones!
Isis Hernandez, Parent
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We like to build mutually beneficial relationships. We appreciate ALL of our donors and we want to help support you too. Please let us know how! We are all about community and paying it forward. We accept monetary, in-kind donations and other resources. Your gifts of time, services, and material items help offset costs and allow us to focus funds on programming for our children! Supporters of our general fund truly help keep our cup “full.” For more information, please contact us.