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 »

Virginia Beach Student Admission

An Achievable Dream wants YOU! Join hundreds of other families taking advantage of the incredible opportunities provided by An Achievable Dream Academy, a public-private partnership with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Our Virginia Beach schools: *The AAD program at Lynnhaven Middle School will expand to serve 6-7th grade students for the 2019/2020 school year and… Read more »

Sponsors’ Day in Newport News – Photo Album

Photos and highlights from Sponsors’ Day at An Achievable Dream Middle & High School | April 18, 2019Supporters of AAD had lunch with an elementary-aged Dreamer and had the opportunity to meet the Class of 2019 and hear about their next steps during an inspiring college commitment ceremony!

Third Annual Seafood Festival!

Sponsored by our friends at Chick’s Oyster Bar, the third annual Seafood Festival is an event you do not want to miss! Proceeds from the event support An Achievable Dream. Event Details: Saturday, April 20 | 12:00 – 5:00pm Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door – click here to purchase tickets Sample cuisine… Read more »

News Release – Students in 23 School Zones Across Virginia Beach Now Eligible to Apply to An Achievable Dream Academy

School district expands An Achievable Dream recruitment zones Virginia Beach, VA – Students in grades K–7 in a total of 23 school zones in Virginia Beach may now apply to An Achievable Dream (AAD) Academy. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade who participate in the program attend An Achievable Dream Academy at Seatack Elementary School,… Read more »

Faculty Focus: April Duncan

Reading Coach at Seatack Elementary AAD Academy Can you share what An Achievable Dream means to you, and what inspires you to continue your work with this school? An Achievable Dream believes in educating the whole child through the foundational principles of social, academic, and moral curriculum. Students are provided with valuable experiences that broaden their… Read more »

News Release – 15 Local Companies Host Achievable Dream Students for Job Shadow Day

50 High Schoolers from An Achievable Dream get hands-on experience with local companies Newport News, VA – An Achievable Dream (AAD) launched its inaugural “Job Shadow Day” on February 13, partnering with 15 local companies to provide a one-day job shadowing experience to the high school’s Junior class. Fifty students chose a company to visit… Read more »

Achievements | Winter 2019

The newsletter of An Achievable Dream Academies In this (new, redesigned, full-color!) issue of Achievements… meet the sponsors of the Class of 2019, hear from the first AAD alum to join the Dream Club (our monthly giving society), Barbara Banks, and get exciting updates from our schools and news from our alumni! Special thanks to… Read more »

A Family of Dreamers

At the 26th annual Tennis Ball in November, we introduced a special family that has been part of An Achievable Dream for many years. They are a true family of Dreamers! In this video, the Sardik-Ransom family talks about the impact of An Achievable Dream through three generations: 

AAD Alumna Gives Back: Barbara Banks

Barbara Banks, AAD Class of 2009, supports AAD through the Dream Club, our monthly giving society with giving levels from $10 to $200 per month. Barbara shares about why she chose to join the Dream Club… Barbara Banks, AAD Class of 2009, supports AAD through the Dream Club, our monthly giving society with giving levels… Read more »

Against the Odds: Rashida Stevens, Class of 2004

Attorney. Certified Public Accountant. Mother. Just a few words that describe the remarkable Rashida Stevens, AAD Class of 2004, who presented the keynote speech at the 2018 Tennis Ball and brought the crowd to a standing ovation. In Rashida’s words:“Looking at how my life began, you could easily see the odds were stacked against me…. Read more »

A Community That Cares

An Achievable Dream is incredibly fortunate to have the support of an amazing community, including many businesses in the Hampton Roads region. More than simply investing, these companies care. In the past few months, we’ve seen two great examples of this with Chick-fil-A and Cox Communications. Chick-fil-A Operators Sponsor First Scoreboard Ever at An Achievable… Read more »

An Achievable Dream Job Shadow Day

Because of your support and partnership as a corporate supporter of An Achievable Dream (AAD), we want to be sure you are aware of upcoming opportunities to help our students continue to develop and grow. On February 13, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, An Achievable Dream will host our inaugural Job Shadow Day. Our goal… Read more »

Meet the Class of 2019 at the Tennis Ball!

“I owe my knowledge and success to all the teachers and staff who believed in me.” – Chelsea Britt, Class of 2007 An Achievable Dream’s Class of 2019 is one with high aspirations to make the world a better place. At the 26th Annual Tennis Ball, you get to meet these dreamers in a special… Read more »

Tennis Ball keynote speakers share dreams

Each year, the Tennis Ball, An Achievable Dream’s annual fundraising gala of over 900 attendees, features a keynote speaker — an AAD graduate with an incredible story of overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams. Last year’s speaker, Kami’lah Brown, now doctorate of dental surgery candidate 2020 of Meharry Medical College, shared: “An Achievable Dream was an… Read more »

News Release – An Achievable Dream Awarded $600,000 from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

An Achievable Dream (AAD) has received a three-year, $600,000 Hampton Roads Community Foundation grant to help expand AAD into middle school in Virginia Beach. This fall, the first class of AAD Virginia Beach students, who graduated from Seatack Elementary AAD Academy, now rising sixth-graders, will attend Lynnhaven Middle School where the AAD middle school program… Read more »

Dreamers & Achievers: Celebrating the Class of 2018

Today, An Achievable Dream’s Class of 2018 will walk across the graduation stage, receive their diplomas, and prepare to take the next big step into the future. Our Dreamers have worked incredibly hard to reach this point and we are so proud of them. In fact, we are thrilled to announce that every member of… Read more »

AAD, Newport News Police Department & Newport News Sheriff’s Office Win U.S. Department of Justice Award

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced the Newport News Police Department, Newport News Sheriff’s Office, and An Achievable Dream, Inc. as the winners of the 2017 L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award for their partnership to help children succeed in education. Only one award is… Read more »

You helped us raise nearly $16,000!

Tony Brothers here one last time to say THANK YOU! Because of YOU, we surpassed our goal and raised nearly $16,000 for An Achievable Dream through Tuesday’s Give Local 757 event. These funds will help send Dreamers to summer camps! Thank you for joining the Dream Team and helping make dreams come true for our… Read more »

Are you ready to join the Dream Team?

I’m Tony Brothers, NBA referee and An Achievable Dream board member. I am helping AAD raise $10,000 through Give Local 757 on May 8 to send AAD students to camps this summer. Give Local 757 is ONE WEEK away, and I am calling on YOU to join our Dream Team! Are you ready?   Through… Read more »