How Rêve Academy works

Since 2010, we’ve helped over 3,000 diverse students dream with direction℠ by providing pathways to digital careers.

In schools

We train teachers to use our curriculum in the classroom, where students learn practical skills in:

  • Business
  • Technology
  • Design

On site

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

(They make real money, too!)

In the future

Rêve Academy alumni are:

  • More likely to graduate high school
  • Better prepared for college
  • Ready to succeed in the workplace

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

We work with all kinds of schools and teachers, but what they have in common is a desire to engage their students with digital skills. We supply the rest: teacher coaching, well-designed curricula, and the opportunity for students to intern at Rêve Academy if they excel in their coursework.

Our internships have life-changing results.

We’re creating world-class digital leaders in North Minneapolis and beyond.

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


“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 top-notch work.

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

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.

Product development

Our team specializes in product development for small and medium businesses. So whether you need market research, prototyping, or user testing, we’re the perfect partner.

Print + web design

Stunning logo? We can handle that. Crisp new website? Absolutely. In fact, we can dream up and implement designs that will please the most discerning client—all at a competitive rate.

When you work with Rêve Academy, you get to do good for the community and feel great about your finished work. If that sounds appealing, get in touch for a free quote.

Recent Work

Update brand identity

Develop new brochures, postcards, and business cards

Redesign website in partnership with The Nerdery



Design look and layout of new website

Develop and launch website



Develop retail brand for urban youth

Launch online store and pop-up location

See the story unfold

Raiding a Diva's Closet

Raiding a Diva's Closet

Create brand identify and logo

Develop website and marketing materials