2018 Summer Programs                                                                 Theme:  "Around the World in 30 Days"

June 13 - July 27, 2018                                                                     

DREAAMers engaged in exploration of the world through literacy, arts, food, storytelling, technology, and music. 

 Picture taken during our DREAAM Big Day at the University of Illinois - Summer 2018

Picture taken during our DREAAM Big Day at the University of Illinois - Summer 2018

Look at what we accomplished this summer!

DREAAM House operated two programs.  

1. Kindergarten Jumpstart Program in Champaign and Rantoul

  • Designed for boys entering kindergarten

  • Served 32 boys

  • Locations:  Booker T. Washington STEM Academy and J.W. Eater Jr. High School

2. Summer Enrichment Program in Champaign and Rantoul

  • Designed for boys entering 1st - 6th grades

  • Served 55 boys

  • Locations:  Parkland College and J.W. Eater Jr. High School

DREAAM House prepared 87 boys for the upcoming school year!  

IMPACT AND OUTCOMES

These are our preliminary outcomes based on pre and post assessments.  

Kindergarten Jumpstart Program:

96% increase in letter recognition (both uppercase and lowercase)

82% increased in letter sounds

86% increased in number writing

61% increased in number identification

 

Summer Enrichment Program:

100% increased in number of sight word knowledge