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Vision & 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.


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


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


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

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

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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!

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 @ 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. 

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.


     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


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.

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

  1. Fence placement starts Wednesday 24th.
  2. Sunday, 28th, Must wear face masks. 9 30 am-  3 pm. Building garden beds and planting veggies and flowers and fun. Lunch will be served. No Adventure kids until July.
  3. 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 day.

JULY 2020

  1. Cooking Adventures ages 7-14, (4 weeks) Tuesday/Thursday,10 30 am-2 pm, taught by LB Chefs. Beginning ( Wednesday July 1,Orientation 11am-1pm).                                                     Classes begin Tuesday 7th- 30th. Location at our garden see address above.
  2. Friday, Garden Adventure 10th 9 30am –  3 30 pm Garden building beds and planting seeds. BRING YOUR LUNCH/SNACKS Water always provided.
  3. Saturday, Garden Adventure 18th 9 30 am – 3 30 pm/ Gardening and Technology day.     Lunch will be served.  Water always provided.
  4. Sunday 26th Making bracelets fundraiser 12 30pm-4 30pm/ (Lunch served 1pm – 2 30pm.) Music & Fun Adults $27 Ages 10-16 $16. Can pay by easy and secure PayPal using our website- 1 click process.

August 2020

  1. Saturday 15th Garden Adventure, building robots, lots of fun,10am-3 30pm Lunch/Snacks Provided/
  2. Saturday 22 Garden Adventure, harvesting our food, Art & building marble mazes.                    10am-3 30pm.
  3. Sunday Dinner fundraiser30th Tickets $35 adults, ages 4-16 $15. Can pay by easy and secure PayPal using our website 1 click process.

September 2020

  1. Garden Adventure 12th, Gardening, Art and Robotics Adventures/ 10 am – 3 30 pm.

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

P.O. BOX 2045
Long Beach, Ca 90801

Phone: 562-233-6223

Facebook: Adventurestodreamsenrichment

Twitter: @Adventure_Dream

Instagram: @adventurestodreams


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.