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!”
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 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
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.”
Digital Marketing Intern
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.”
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
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
Make a donation
We are a non-profit organization. We operate on resources from multiple sources. When you make a donation (monetary, volunteer or material), 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 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.
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- facilities for classroom instruction including cooking lessons
- transportation (passenger vans)
- gas cards
- gift cards
- educational tools and materials (i.e. books, laptops, tablets, games, digital projector, art supplies, science etc.)
- professional guest speakers
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To learn more, please contact us. We look forward to connecting with you!
We are in the garden from 10 am – 3 15 pm every 3rd Saturday. Lunch and Snacks always served. Busy hands and Busy Minds 4 -13 yrs.
ADVENTURES TO DREAMS ENRICHMENT CALENDAR 2019/2020
Peace and Blessings to all of you in 2020
Fall and Winter Adventures
- NO GARDEN ADVENTURE
- Saturday 16th CSULB Engineering dept is hosting a day of Hands-on STEM activities for our adventure kids. There will be food and lots of fun from 9 30am- 2 pm must be on time. Lite breakfast served 9 30a-10a only. We will meet at CSULB PARKING lot #1 off Bellflower Blvd, and drive to the Engineering dept where activities will be held.
- Saturday 14th Garden and Art from10 am- 1 30 pm only. CSULB HSBA will host with pizza, decorating cookies, our salad from our garden and my great spaghetti.
- Friday 3rd Long Beach Aquarium Adventure 11 am- 3 pm. Parents and Volunteers fee $10.
February 2020 Surprise will be updated in January.
Garden Adventure Volunteers are always needed 9 30am-12 30 pm or 12 30 pm – 3 15 pm at least 8 each shift.
We are thankful for ALL of our contributors!
Adventures to Dreams is a Nonprofit 501c3 organization, all donations are tax deductible. Please contact us to acquire our federal tax ID for donations.