Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to serving the youth. Our team is committed to using our training and life experiences to help youth rise above their circumstances to make their Dreams Become Reality.
Dreams Become Reality is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by Lester Richards, Demetrus Johnson and Darrell Reid to inspire, serve, educate and develop youth. DBR offers young men the opportunity to relocate from distressed environments to a DBR boarding program that provides intensive mentorship, therapy, and life skills develop
Dreams Become Reality is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by Lester Richards, Demetrus Johnson and Darrell Reid to inspire, serve, educate and develop youth. DBR offers young men the opportunity to relocate from distressed environments to a DBR boarding program that provides intensive mentorship, therapy, and life skills development to help each member of the program develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, ethically, and physically. Youth complete this program with not just the belief, but also the ability to see their Dreams Become Reality, while developing leadership skills that further the DBR mission within each of their respective communities.
To improve distressed communities through youth programs by establishing an environment that instills empowerment, personal responsibility , integrity, resilience, pursuing dreams, and living for a cause greater than self.
Dreams Become Reality is a non -profit boarding program based in Gilbert Arizona . DBR currently operates out of a 1,762 sq. ft. 3 bedroom and two bathroom home. The needs of our youth and the DBR mission far exceeds the capacity of the current home. Help make more Dreams Become Reality.
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"As a struggling student in the roughest parts of Brooklyn, New York, basketball was the only thing keeping me in school and out of trouble. When my high school coach intorduced me to the organization, Dreams Become Reality (DBR), I was given the opportunity to relocate to Chandler, Arizona. There I was able to enroll in school. I didn't only graduate high school with outstanding grades but also improve mentally, spiritually and athletically.My main goal after graduating was to pursue higher education and an athletic career. This was all made possible through the dedicated members of the organization. With the help of DBR I was able to further my education, grow as an athlete and as a person . Today I continue my journey studying and playing at Trinity Valley Community College where DBR continues to provide me with support, motivation and love. I greatly appreciate their efforts to make me part of their growing family and persistent drive to help me accomplish my goal of becoming successful on and off the court."
"First off I want to thank the people in charge & the program DBR on what they have done in my lifeand doing in others. At the age of 17 they took me in and changed my life tremendously. Dreams Become Reality is not all about sports. You can be what ever your mind want you to be with the help of the program. While being there your mind elevates because the people you are around and the expectations they have of you are to better you. In my life I made bad decisions as a child which they helped me fix and be a better person. If I was a child now looking back I would not have went any where else but there to be with them guys and in that program. As I get older I will do what ever it takes to give back. I love the program and I highly recommend DBR to other kids. You won't regret it!"
" Dreams Become reality not only helped me chase what I was passionate about,it showed me how people can be there to help you succeed. I interacted with kids with the same goal as me, we worked together, we pushed each other. We also got the privilege of being motivated by staff in the program, the're amazing people and not only did they help myself and others find success in life but they did it in a way that really impacted my life. I feel as if my dreams couldn't have been launched without the volunteers at the program. I look at every one who pushed me as family, they stayed by my side every step of the way and never lost faith in me no matter how bad the situation was. The programs has made me physically and mentally stronger. I thank the program from the bottom of my heart. I hope more kids get a chance to experience what I did. The men in this program treated me as if I were their son! A lot of kids where I'm from don't make it. They are in the streets, locked up or dead. Dreams Becomes Reality gave me a chance. I'm the person I am today because of them. I just want to say thank you to the staff and keep doing what you guys are doing because it's working"
On May 25, 2020 much of the world witnessed the brutal inhumane death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd's death magnified the long standing and economic racial inequality in America. Protest and riots sparked across the US and cities around the world resulting in the destruction of many communities. In a effort to help support and rebuild Minneapolis, DBR has partnered with Point Consulting LLC, Macon Travel Easy and Potenza Sports Ltd. The mission is simple, to support and rebuild Minneapolis by creating a logistics infrastructure to connect and solve current challenges for people in need.