Colorful Dreams' goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Personal relationships will create a sense of individual responsibility to be reestablished. This individual responsibility will give youth the commitment to follow through on a path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Colorful Dreams is a nonprofit agency 501(c) (3) providing mentoring programs for middle and high school youth in the greater New Orleans Louisiana area. The program will form partnerships with local school districts and the juvenile court system. Youth are matched with a caring adult volunteer who is trained to focus on positive reinforcement, trust-building, and the achievement of goals, by engaging youth in one-on-one outing and group adventures in the community. Mentors and youth agree to meet for between 10-15 hours per month for a full year.