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Our Garden Harvest

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Special Events

December 18 Holiday Meals & Toy Giveaway

Our next last big event of the year is our annual holiday event, Saturday, December 18! Thank you to Port of Long Beach, knock*knock Toys & Gifts, and our other donors for sponsoring this event!

 

 

 

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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
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.”

2021 Calendar

ADVENTURES TO DREAMS ENRICHMENT CALENDAR 2021

     Peace and Blessings to all of YOU in 2021!

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!   





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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. 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.



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Contact Us

terima_kasihSheila Grantham, Founder& Director

Phone: 562-233-6223

Email: adventurestodreams@gmail.com

Instagram: @adventurestodreams

Address: Long Beach CA, 90813

Facebook: Adventurestodreamsenrichment

Twitter: @Adventure_Dream