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Vision & Mission

 

 

Vision

Vision

To positively impact each child’s life in a way that propels them to reach their potential and thrive in life.

Mission

Mission

To strengthen our community by inspiring and empowering diverse youth, ages 4-14, to dream BIG and BELIEVE they can achieve anything in life by exposing them, their parents, and community members to safe, fun, interactive, recreational and educational learning environments as well as child development workshops, volunteering, and hands-on activities.

Team

Sheila Grantham
Christian Solorzano
Vivianna Goh
La Tisha (L.T.) Clayton
Karina Hernandez
Sheila Grantham

Sheila Grantham

Founder, Director

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!”

Christian Solorzano

Christian Solorzano

Photographer

Christian Solorzano is a sophomore attending California State University, Long Beach. Being a major in photography, he enjoys photographing the world every day and viewing things through different perspectives. Mistakes are his treasure because he believes process is more important than outcome.

“Adventures to Dreams has helped me grow both socially and systematically. This program is extraordinary in a way that allows children ages 4-13 to touch upon things that will never be taught in school settings and in turn flourish their curiosities. From gardening to cooking, to science experiments and other mind-enriching activities; I am glad to be a part of this fast-growing organization and overall in pleasure to be framing unique moments during our adventures.”

Vivianna Goh

Vivianna Goh

Garden Administrator

Vivianna Goh is a Social Ecology PhD student at University of California, Irvine, and plans to pursue a career in public policy and urban planning. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Food Administration from CSULB. As Garden Administrator, Vivianna helps direct volunteers, organize activities, and assist Ms. Sheila in program operations.

“The kids love growing and eating their own food, interacting with each other, and learning about art and science. Adventures to Dreams encourages everyone to dream big, even the families and volunteers! I love this program because everyone involved gets to learn from each other.”

La Tisha (L.T.) Clayton

La Tisha (L.T.) Clayton

Program Assistant

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.”

Karina Hernandez

Karina Hernandez

Volunteer

Karina is a first-generation college student and is currently pursuing a marketing degree at CSULB. During her free time, she loves volunteering and giving back to her community. She seeks to inspire the youth to become who they aspire to be.

“Adventures to Dreams Enrichment strives to help kids flourish and achieve their dreams. The center focus of this program revolves around a garden. With this garden, they are able to see the tangible impact they can have in this world. Simply planting a seed and watching it grow can serve as a reminder that their minds will also constantly grow and evolve.”

Testimonials

I am a second-year criminal justice administration major at CSUDH. I volunteered with Adventures to Dreams and was able to interact with many different children. They all come from different backgrounds, but a garden unites them. All the children are eager to learn and participate during the planned activities. This program allows the kids to work collectively as a team all while learning new things!

Julissa Magana, Volunteer

Julissa Magana, Volunteer

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

La Toya Wilburn, Parent

Make a donation

Adventures to Dreams is a Nonprofit 501c3 organization, all donations are tax deductible. Please contact us to acquire our federal tax ID for donations.

We are a non-profit organization. We operate on resources from multiple sources. When you make a donation (monetary, volunteer or in-kind), you are helping Adventures to Dreams provide the necessary resources to ensure we can provide an enriching experience for the youth in our program. You can be assured that your contribution will make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of these children, their families and the community!

We accept monetary, in-kind donations, and other viable resources. Your gifts of time, services, and material items help offset costs and allow us to focus funds on programming for our youth! Supporters of our general fund truly help keep our cup “full.” For more information, please contact us.

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2020 Calendar

We are in the garden from 10 am – 3 30 pm every 3rd Saturday. Lunch and Snacks always served. Busy hands and Busy Minds 4 -14 yrs.

ADVENTURES TO DREAMS ENRICHMENT CALENDAR 2020

     Peace and Blessings to all of you in 2020

        Our New Location Drake Chavez Greenbelt 10,000 square feet, at 903-999 Fairbanks Ave. 90813. Look for Painted Murals when you arrive. There is plenty of parking!!! freeway 710 South exit Anaheim east to Magnolia Rt. go to 9th street Rt. stay on 9th to Fairbanks Rt. (easy directions)

        Tee Shirts Must Be Worn At All Adventures

MARCH 202 Has been CANCELLED WILL RETURN IN APRIL.SEE CALENDAR

APRIL 2020

Due to Long Beach public closures we are unable to meet April 2020 that was an email sent to me from LB Parks/Rec. So lets try for May see below.

MAY 2020 

  1. Friday, 15th, building garden beds, Art fun 11 am- 3 30 pm. BRING YOUR LUNCH/SNACKS DAY!
  2. Saturday, 16th, garden adventure, Scavenger hunt, building garden beds, having fun.10 am-3 30 pm for gardening, art and surprise. Parents please plan on staying.
  3. Saturday 30th, garden adventure building garden beds and fun activities 11 am-3 30 pm

JUNE 2020

  1. Pop-up Sunday Dinner 7th / Tickets $35 adults & ages 5-17 $10. 3 pm – 6 pm Come enjoy delicious food prepared by Long Beach chefs. Tickets can be purchase on our website using PayPal one click.
  2. Friday, 12th, Gardening, building raised beds, Cooking in the garden, & Science. BRING YOUR LUNCH/SNACKS DAY! 11 am – 3 30 pm
  3. Saturday 20th gardening adventures, art, and science. 10 30 am-3 30 pm
  4. Saturday 27th building garden beds, Technology day.
  5. Cooking Adventures ages 7-14,(4 weeks)Tuesday/Thursday,10 30 am-2 pm, taught by LB Chefs.    Beginning (June 30,Orientation) Classes begin Tuesday 7th-July 28. Location at our garden see address above.

JULY 2020

  1. Friday Garden Adventure 10th 11 am- 3 30 pm / All About Gardening, Lego building, & Science. BRING YOUR LUNCH/SNACKS DAY!
  2. Saturday, Garden Adventure 18th 10 am – 3 30 pm/ Gardening and All about ART day.

 

Garden Adventure Volunteers are always Welcome 9 am-noon OR 12 30 pm – 3 30 pm at least 10 each shift.  Please Be On Time!

 

Contact Us

terima_kasihSheila Grantham, Founder& Director

Email: sheilag@adventurestodreams.org

Address:
P.O. BOX 2045
Long Beach, Ca 90801

Phone: 562-233-6223

Facebook: Adventurestodreamsenrichment

Twitter: @Adventure_Dream

Instagram: @adventurestodreams

Donations

We are thankful for ALL of our contributors!

 

Non-Profit Organization

Adventures to Dreams is a Nonprofit 501c3 organization, all donations are tax deductible. Please contact us to acquire our federal tax ID for donations.