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.
See the impact that Rêve Academy has on our students.
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.