BENEFITING: TEEN DREAM ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM NFP
Teen Dream Achievement Program is a non for profit 501c3 organization that helps inspire, educate, and empower youth teens, and young adults. Our mission is to provide basic human service resources and creative outlets to teen parents and their children. We mentor teens on STD's, birth control methods, delaying a second and third pregnancy after their first child, healthy relationships, drug abuse prevention, staying in school through high school and college, provide activities that help build self esteem, and more. These topics are supported with lessons in performing arts, music, dance, modeling and drama. Some teens are taught social drama skits that relate to everyday life situations. They are trained as public peer mentors or performing artists who go out into the community around the city of Chicago, surrounding suburbs and also make national appearances, to teach other teens on important teen issues and how to get help and continue to strive for their dreams. Every year we host a TEEN event that includes performances, fashion shows, designers, that speak on positive topics that help to build self esteem, give valuable resources, and network with professional mentors. We understand that when youth find self love and respect for themselves, they will be inspired to make healthy life decisions involving , education, career, health and relationships. This event is very important to the Teen Dream Achievement Program as well as many youth, teens, young adults and their families. This yearly event is used as a tool to encourage youth to do their best all year round. The youth are offered productive workshops lead by educators, and professionals in the industry. They are then rewarded at the event's Gala for jobs well done in academics, sports, community service, modeling, dancing, singing, performing, and acting. The Gala is then followed with an official fashion show as a grand finale for youth , parents and their families. We are in need of this fundraiser to cover many expenses to ensure the youth are given the best quality experience.