How Rêve Academy works

Since 2010, our non-profit has helped 7,000 diverse students dream with direction℠ through pathways to digital careers.

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In schools

We train teachers to use our methodology in the classroom so students can take ownership of their learning.

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On site

Students intern with our Student-Run Businesses, where they get hands-on experience working for real clients.

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In the future

Rêve Academy alumni gain professional skills and digital experience that prepares them for the workforce.

Our school partnerships are flexible and supportive.

We know that educators are our greatest allies in closing the achievement gap.

Metro Heights Academy

Metro Heights Academy

It’s amazing to see my students taking ownership of their work and staying on task. The structure of the course helps them to have more buy-in. And them taking ownership has freed me up to observe, give feedback, and essentially coach them to greater heights.

– Brianne Peterson, teacher

Folwell School

Folwell School

Now I can remind my students, “Remember that you are in job training right now! It takes a little bit of energy, but you can do it!” And they respond to that. Learning these skills and thinking about their future job is such a motivator for them.

– Suzanne Kobilka, teacher

Our partner schools share the desire to engage students more fully. We provide instructional coaching and proven classroom strategies.

Our internships have life-changing results.

We’re creating digital leaders in Minneapolis and beyond.

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Khem, 17

“When I came here, I looked at the 3D printer and thought, ‘What is this?’ I had never seen that before. Then later I learned it all—Adobe Illustrator, 3D printing, Fusion 360. It was amazing to use those things.”

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Najeedah, 18

“Being here has changed my whole perception of my future career, and what I actually want to do. I’ve started my own graphic and web design business and working with Rêve Academy really influenced me.”

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Avery, 18

“It’s so different from school, where they just slap a paper in front of you and give you an assignment. Here, they want to interact with you and make sure you’re doing something that you actually like to be doing.”

Our Student-Run Businesses deliver quality work.

We generate over 30% of our budget with our earned-income model.

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Content management

Don’t have time to update your content as often as you’d like? We can keep your business assets fresh, organized, and updated, whether they consist of a single blog or a complex multi-site system.

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Website design

Need a stunning new website? We can do that, too. In fact, we can dream up and implement designs that will please the most discerning client—all at a competitive rate.

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Print & Digital Marketing

Our team wants to help you communicate with your stakeholders effectively. Whether you need eye-catching business cards, brochures, or online banners, we’re the perfect partner.

When you work with Student-Run Businesses, you’ll meet a business need and help create the next generation of digital talent.