Founded in 2015, by Sunny Akhigbe - someone who has lived and walked the devastation of opposition, adversity, and a troubled beginning.
A Boy and His Dream is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports underserved youth. We focus our charitable giving on two pillars: Underserved Youth in Chicago and Underserved Youth in Nigeria.
For the underserved youth in Nigeria, we build playgrounds, provide educational sessions, and deliver meals, school supplies, and toys. In March, we built a playground and delivered 50,000 meals, stuffed animals, and school supplies to the schoolchildren in the village of Ekpoma, Nigeria. Here is a link to the recap of the mission trip in March 2023.
Our goal over the next five years for underserved youth in Nigeria is to:
Build 100 playgrounds
Deliver 1,000,000 meals
Offer work programs
Supply schools with school supplies and toys
For the underserved youth in Chicago, we offer a scholarship program where we provide scholarship money for their college education and direct 1:1 mentorship.
Our goal over the next five years for underserved youth in Chicago is to:
award over 100 student scholarships
1:1 mentorship for all students in the A Boy and His Dream scholarship program
provide more connections for our students via national and global networks and other programs
Director of Scholarships
Dr. Patricia Blessman
Community Liaison Director
Director of Events
Director of Marketing
Our goal is to inspire struggling youth to realize there is hope
for their future, and to encourage change.
Our mission is to provide opportunities to underserved youth while giving back to its communities.
We believe every child has the right to play. As a foundation, we believe that physical activity is critical to a child’s development and is directly correlated to how they perform in the classroom.