Mentor a DreamKid! (Baltimore)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3910 Barrington RoadBaltimore, MD 21207


The U.S. Dream Academy is an innovative afterschool and mentoring program that helps young people become dreamers who realize their dreams. Our mission is to empower children with an incarcerated parent and youth at risk of incarcaration to maximize their potential by providing academic, social, and values enrichment through supportive mentoring and the use of technology. Through our three program elements, skill-building, character-building, and dream-building, Dream Academy nurtures the whole child, altering attitudes, enhancing self-esteem, and supporting emotional and intellectual growth. Our mentors play a key role in transforming a child's life through weekly one-hour meetings at the U.S Dream Academy Learning Center.


  • Make a one year commitment to developing and maintaining aMentorrelationship with a student in an after-school program context;
  • AttendMentororientation and training session before meeting Mentee;
  • Attend monthly ongoingMentortraining and support sessions;
  • Meet one hour weekly with your Mentee cultivating developmental competencies through prescribed activities, conversation, and interactive projects;
  • Assist Mentee in enhancing his/her self-image and through character building and dream building
  • Keep time logs and other information as requested by Mentor Coordinator.


  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • STEM
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week w/mentee
  • initial training, and other training hours ongoing in addition to weekly commitment

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