Adventures to Dreams is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible. Please contact us to acquire our federal tax ID for donations.
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.
If you would like to help support our program, visit our Donate page!
Vision and Mission
To positively impact each child’s life in a way that propels them to reach their potential and thrive in life.
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.
In 2015, Ms. Sheila G. completed her last round of chemotherapy while teaching in the Imperial Courts, a public housing project in Watts, California. One of her preschool children spoke to her about the dangers of living in the projects. He was not allowed to go outside on weekends due to violence and drug-abuse in his neighborhood. This inspired Sheila to found Adventures to Dreams Enrichment and empower marginalized youth by engaging them in hands-on enrichment. Sheila is a two-time cancer survivor with over 20 years of experience in education. Over the course of her career, she has been an early childhood educator, and preschool owner and director. Her mission is to positively impact children through AtDE, by providing gardening, science, and art activities in a safe, fun learning environment.
“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.”
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.”
Garden Sticker Sheet
Support Adventures to Dreams with a beautiful set of stickers, created by artist Caroline Kvaas!
We are in the garden from 10 30 am – 3 30 pm Summer Schedule Fridays and Saturdays Please see below. Lunch and Snacks served whenever possible. 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 to Lt on Oregon street(easy directions) Or you can follow ur GPS directions.
Tee Shirts Must Be Worn At All Adventures
MARCH 2020 Has been CANCELLED WILL RETURN IN APRIL.SEE CALENDAR
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.
WE R now practicing social distancing through the month of June. Calendar will be updated if changes occur. One Family at each visit choose your date and email me. Mask must be worn.
MAY 2020 – Cancelled
JUNE 2020 MUST WEAR FACE MASK
Fence placement is complete.
Sunday, 28th,Must wear face masks. 9 30 am- 3 pm. Building garden beds and planting veggies and flowers and fun. Bring your lunch/snacks.No Adventure kids until July.
Monday 29th Must wear face masks. 9 30 am- 3 pm building garden beds, planting veggies, No Adventure kids until July,Bring your lunch/snacks. Water always provided.
JULY 2020 MUST WEAR FACE MASKFRIDAYS IS BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH/SNACKS
Cooking Adventures ages 7-14, (4 weeks) Tuesday/Thursday,11am-2 pm, taught by LB Chefs. Beginning ( Wednesday July 1,Orientation 11am-1pm). Classes began July 7th. Location at our garden see address above.
Friday,10th Garden and Clay/Pottery/Art taught by Ms. JoJo 12noon-3 30 pm BRING YOUR LUNCH/SNACKS Water always provided.
Saturday,18th CANCELEDGarden and Science Saturday activities.
Friday, 24th Garden and Art/Clay/Pottery Funtaught by Ms. JoJo12noon- 3 30pm Bring your own lunch/snacks Water always provided.
Saturday 25thGarden and Science Saturday hands-on Experiments 10 30am-3 30pm.
August 2020 MUST WEAR FACE MASK
Saturday 8th Gardening adventures /Science Saturday activities building robots, lots of fun,10 30am-3 30pm Lunch/Snacks Provided.
Friday14thGarden and Art/Clay/Pottery Funtaught by Ms. JoJo12n-3 30pmBring your snacks/lunch. Water provided.
In February 2020, we formed a partnership with Long Beach Parks and Recreation in order secure park land to build a youth garden and hands-on activity center. We were granted 10,000 sq ft. of land at Drake-Chavez-Greenbelt Park at 903 Fairbanks Ave Long Beach, CA 90813 to make this vision a reality. In order to enhance our program, we need your support.
We are in need of a fence to surround the land and protect our garden (cost: $20,000) and a shipping container (cost: $6,000). Our goal is to transform the shipping container into an office, learning center, and storage area for our tools and equipment.
As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible. Please contact us to acquire our federal tax ID for donations. 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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