OPERATION: DREAM TREE is the nonprofit Playground of Dreams (POD) initiative to unite and enrich Hollywood, Ca through the love, dreams and creativity of our youth. We are raising money to build our first team of kids in Operation: Dream Tree's 1 year leadership program starting Aug. 20th 2013.
POD is at an exciting time of growth, expanding the OPERATION: DREAM TREE initiative nationwide, and are at the forefront of impacting one of the nations most opportunistic communities, Hollywood, CA. According to President Obama’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Hollywood, CA has:
50% of students are dropping out of high school
33% of students are meeting math and reading proficiency
85% of children are living in poverty in impact areas
40% of parents report kids don't have safe route to school
Playground of Dreams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit mentoring program that provides a safe place for children from all walks of life to dream, to ignite their creativity, and provide them with a roadmap to be leaders in their communities. POD builds teams of youth that use their unique talents to impact community initiatives such as education, poverty, and crime.
Mission Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7okclCRdA
Event Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jkei9-b02k