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
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.
We are thankful for ALL of our contributors!
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
Peace and Blessings to all of you in 2019
- Garden Adventure Saturday 8th (THIS is 2nd Saturday ONLY) 10am-3 15 pm 2813 East South Street 90805 Art and STEM activities. Master Gardner Andy will be teaching hands-on gardening skills.
- Cooking Adventures June 18th – August 8th Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10 am – 1 30 pm, Instructors LBC & LA Chefs, 2 weeks of Vegan style cooking. This is a Hands-on Experience.
- Garden Adventures 20th 10am-3 15 pm 2813 East South Street 90805 Art and STEM activities. Master Gardner Andy will teach hands-on gardening skills.
- Cooking Adventures continues 9th/11th, 16th/18th, 23rd/25th, & 30th. All classes are Tuesdays/Thursdays 10 am – 1 30 pm. LBC & LA chefs instructors.
- Gardening Adventures 17th 10 am – 3 15 pm 2813 East South Street Art & STEM activities. Master Gardner Andy will teach hands-on gardening skills.
- Cooking Adventures continues 1st, 6th, and (8th Presentations for the class of 2019 and cooking for families/friends by Adventure Chefs) 10 am – 1 30 pm
- Beach/Park Adventures 24th Bixby Park 130 Cherry Ave Long Beach, 90802 11 am – 3:30 pm. Ocean Blvd & Cherry Ave
Garden Adventure Volunteers are always needed 9 30am-12 30 pm or 12 30 pm – 3 15 pm at least 8 each shift.