Meet Jada Lewis

AAD Class of 2018 alum and 2020 Tennis Ball Keynote Speaker Jada Lewis sat down with us and told us a little bit more about her days at An Achievable Dream and what she’s been up to since graduating. Q. What were some of yourmost memorable experiences atAn Achievable Dream?A. My journey at An Achievable… Read more »

Meet Keziah Scott, Class of 2020

If you ask Keziah Scott’s friends and family to describe her, you’ll likely hear some of thefollowing words: Funny. Self-confident. Encouraging. Joyful. Helpful. Social. “I’m always looking to cheer and build other people up. And oh — I’m a morning person. If it’s 7:30 in the morning, I am the brightest thing in the room!”… Read more »

Dreamers Keep the Music Going!

As a result of all Virginia schools closing due to the COVID-19 crisis, teachers and students are having to think of new, innovative ways to stay connected with lesson plans during this time. This includes all of our Dreamers and staff at our five An Achievable Dream campuses. Although this time is challenging for all,… Read more »

Resources for Families: Federal Relief Program

As you may know, congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill to help Americans struggling amid the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of this bill single Americans would receive a one-time payment of $1,200, married couples would get $2,400, and parents an additional $500 for each child under age 17. Payments start to decrease for individuals… Read more »

7 Online Learning Tips for College Students

Navigating a “new normal” together during the COVID-19 pandemic includes taking college courses completely online for AAD graduates. If you are adjusting to studying online, put these tips into place as you get into a new routine! If you have questions or need advice for setting up an online schoolwork routine, reach out to Elizabeth… Read more »

Ahead of Governor’s school closure order, An Achievable Dream delivers 2-week supply of food to 430 families

Ahead of Governor Northam’s order for all Virginia schools to close for a minimum of two weeks due to the Coronavirus outbreak, An Achievable Dream (AAD) staff and volunteers purchased, packed and delivered two-week supply bags of food, school supplies and hygiene items to 430 families. This included families at all five AAD schools (elementary,… Read more »

Franklin Roberson | A Night to Dream 2020 Keynote Address

At the inaugural A Night to Dream gala on February 7th, AAD Alum and keynote speaker Franklin Roberson shared his personal story of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. “An Achievable Dream is the true definition of a true investment! It is not just a thing, it’s THE thing to help our students grow and succeed,”… Read more »

2020 Job Shadow Day

On February 12, An Achievable Dream partnered with 9 local companies to provide a one-day job shadowing experience to our AAD Middle and High School junior class. Students chose a company to visit based on their career aspirations. “Job Shadow Day gives our juniors an opportunity to experience careers they are interested in while they are still… Read more »

News Release – Charles Barker Announced as Chair of An Achievable Dream Virginia Beach Board of Directors

Jay Klebanoff, chief executive officer of Hercules Fence, announced as vice chair Virginia Beach, VA – An Achievable Dream (AAD) recently announced that as of December, 2019, the AAD Board of Directors has elected Charles Barker, chairman of Charles Barker Automotive, as the new board chair of An Achievable Dream’s Virginia Beach program. Mr. Barker… Read more »

News Release – An Achievable Dream Announces Class of 2020 Sponsor at 27th Annual Tennis Ball

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Executive Leadership Team from Newport News Shipbuilding announced as sponsors of the Class of 2020, to provide annual college scholarships Newport News, VA – An Achievable Dream (AAD) announced the executive leadership team from Newport News Shipbuilding as the sponsors of the Class of 2020 during the 27th Annual Tennis Ball gala on… Read more »

Admission Open for The Littlest Dreamers

Admission is now open for the Fall 2019 sessions of The Littlest Dreamers, a program of An Achievable Dream for expectant parents and parents of children ages 0-3. Nurturing your child’s education and holistic growth from 0-3 years. FOOD AND CHILDCARE PROVIDED.

Give Opportunity during #GiveLocal757

UPDATE:Thanks to the generous outpouring of support from our “Dream Community” during Give Local 757, we are excited to announce that we SURPASSED our goal of $20,000, raising a total of $20,398. THANK YOU for your support in helping us fund enrichment opportunities for students this summer! ****** Today is the day to support An… Read more »

I am An Achievable Dream success story.

When you hear the words “single-parent household,” “low-income,” or “at-risk”, you may not immediately think of a successful person. However, when you hear the words “high-achiever,” “Ph.D. candidate,” or “community leader,” what comes to mind? What’s the difference between the two? For me and many of my friends and peers, the difference was An Achievable… Read more »