Rêve Academy’s mission is to help students dream with direction by providing pathways to digital careers.


Rêve Academy creates marketable talent by combining immersive coursework with real-world experience.

First, we partner with schools to deliver our curriculum to nearly 1,000 students a year. Then promising students have the opportunity to intern at Rêve Academy, where they earn a wage while operating Student-Run Businesses.

Our philosophy is founded on the belief that kids can lead us into the future. By investing in them today, our community will see a better tomorrow.

Big dreams.  Big impact.

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“Rêve Academy gives me inspiration and a great reason to keep developing the multi-media skills that I hope to master one day.”

Avery, 18

Stories of Success

See the impact that Rêve Academy has on our students.







Our Story

In 2010, Rêve Academy began in North Minneapolis, which has a reputation as one of the roughest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. It’s here that Minnesota’s academic achievement gap is on full display: compared to their white counterparts, students of color are less likely to graduate from high school or become proficient in reading and math. But there’s something else you should know: the fastest-growing segment of Minnesota’s future workforce is students of color. So who is equipping these youth with the skills to succeed?

Our co-founders were determined to answer this question. By partnering with local schools, Rêve Academy is able to share its curricula with educators and reach as many students as possible. With a deliberate focus on digital skills, we’re preparing students not for low-level jobs, but professional careers in high-demand fields.

Our methodology helps students master skills in three core areas: business, technology, and design. When it’s time to choose a career, Rêve Academy alumni will have the confidence and real-world experience to succeed in any modern workplace. We believe they’ll go on to create lasting change—not just for themselves, but for their families, neighborhoods, and communities.

Rêve Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It meets standards of the Charities Review Council and is accredited by AdvancED as an education service provider.

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