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2022 Fundraiser

Save the Date for our Annual Fundraiser: Jazz in the Garden

Sunday, June 5th, 12pm -3pm

We are so excited for you to join us at our annual fundraiser! Tickets are available for purchase through our website. The page will refresh when you add tickets to your cart. If you purchase more than one ticket, a table for six, or have purchased a ticket for another person, please email adventurestodreams@gmail.com so we know who to add to our guest list. Thank you for your support!

 

Click here to purchase individual tickets at regular pricing ($73 now, $63 before May 25th):

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Click here to purchase a table for 6 people ($350):

Table for Six

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About Us

Founded in 2015

Program Description

Vision and Mission

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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!

Team

Sheila Grantham
Christian Solorzano
Vivianna Goh
La Tisha (L.T.) Clayton
Katherine Hernandez-Garcia
Ranani Ferguson
Jazmin Sierra
John Peterson
Sheila Grantham

Sheila Grantham

Founder, Director

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

Christian Solorzano

Photographer

Christian Solorzano is a California State University, Long Beach student, expecting to graduate 2021. 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

Assistant Director

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. 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.”

Katherine Hernandez-Garcia

Katherine Hernandez-Garcia

Marketing Assistant/ Administrative Assistant

Katherine graduated from California State University Long Beach in May 2020 with a BA in Communications and Minor in Public Relations. She loves to help her community by volunteering for organizations she feels passionate towards. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and loves that she can connect with both communities. She assists in translating and designing flyers, social media content, and assists with administrative duties.

“I love to see organizations provide services to help the community. It brings me joy to know that Adventures to Dreams Enrichment provides a safe and fun space for children to come have fun, learn STEM activities, go on field trips and learn to grow fruits and veggies in our garden.

Me encanta ver organizaciones que brindan servicios para ayudar a la comunidad. Me alegra saber que Adventures to Dreams Enrichment brinda un espacio seguro y divertido para que los niños se diviertan, aprendan actividades STEM, realicen excursiones y aprendan a cultivar frutas y verduras en nuestro jardín.”

Ranani Ferguson

Ranani Ferguson

Marketing Assistant

Ranani graduated from CSULB in December 2021. She majored in Linguistics and minored in ASL. It is her personal goal to better the lives of children and people of color, in any way she can. She is very passionate about mindfulness and has an organization named Melanin Mindfulness 8 that promotes mental health.

“Adventures to Dreams Enrichment knits a web of possibilities for children. The organization gives them the ability to explore life beyond what they know and into infinite opportunities.”

Jazmin Sierra

Jazmin Sierra

Marketing Assistant

Jazmin Sierra expects to graduate in 2022 with a BS in Marketing from the California State University of Long Beach. Through exposure to early childhood development, she has developed a deep appreciation for the young minds that lead us into the future. She aids in creating social media content, managing social media accounts, and marketing the organization to surrounding communities. 

“Just like the kids nurture seeds to grow into beautiful flowers and nutritious vegetables, our team nurtures their young minds so that they may flourish in all areas of their lives. I am beyond grateful to be a part of Adventures to Dreams Enrichment because together we create a safe space for kids to learn, grow, and have fun!”

John Peterson

John Peterson

Marketing Assistant

John is a marketing student at California State University, Long Beach, expecting to receive a BS in Marketing in Fall 2022. He is also a certified Meteorologist who served 4 years in the Air Force as a Weather Forecaster. His time learning about the science of our atmosphere, and gaining communication skills through his weather briefings, inspired him to pursue a career in networking and communication, while also building up a community of environmental consciousness and sustainability. John assists with community outreach, social media campaigns, and Mainstream Media engagement to increase community awareness.

2022 Calendar

ADVENTURES TO DREAMS ENRICHMENT CALENDAR 2022

     Peace and Blessings to all of YOU in 2022!

NOTICE: We are CDC/COVID-19 approved, and our team is following the necessary safety guidelines to stay in compliance, so we can continue to serve our youth and the community. 

Our New Location: Drake Chavez Greenbelt Park Soccer Field, 1000 De Forest Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90813.

 710 Freeway South, Exit Anaheim East (turn right) onto Oregon Street Or if traveling West on Anaheim (left) on Oregon, to De Forest (left) turn to end of block. You can also follow GPS directions.

 Look for painted murals when you arrive.

Garden Adventure Volunteers are always Welcome! Shifts: 10am – 12:45pm or 1pm – 3:30pm.

We need at least 6 volunteers/shift. Please be on time!

Water is always provided at all activities!   



 

Donate

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.

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.

If you would like to help support our program by making a monetary donation we accept via PayPal: A fast, secure, and convenient way to submit credit card payments online. Please keep in mind PayPal takes an additional 3% from the donation; we would appreciate an additional $3 to cover this cost. When you are ready to submit your donation click the Donate button below. You will be directed to the PayPal website where you can make a secure credit card payment either with or without using a free PayPal account. After submitting your donation, you will be sent a confirmation email along with a receipt. For more information about PayPal security please view their Safety and Security page.



We are thankful for ALL of our contributors!

 

 

Contact Us

terima_kasihSheila Grantham, Founder& Director

Phone: 562-233-6223

Email: adventurestodreams@gmail.com

Instagram: @adventurestodreams

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Twitter: @Adventure_Dream