Turkey Dinner and Turkey Baskets for the US Dream Academy families in need
On November 19, 2019 Bro. Anthony Taylor and Bro. SurLawrence Sparks contributed 30 turkey baskets to the US Dream Academy families in need at Turner Elementary School at 3264 Stanton Road SE Washington DC 20020. These turkey baskets consisted of 1 Turkey, sweet potatoes, greens, potatoes, corn, green peas, mash potatoes, corn bread, cranberries, stuffing & bread rolls, peaches and mixed fruit.
The Dream Academy is helping our nation’s capital children reach for their dreams. Through academic, social, and values enrichment, we empower those children most at risk of incarceration to believe in themselves and to succeed.
The Dream Academy, assist children and their families living in high crime and high poverty communities, who may have a parent incarcerated. An absent parent, family instability, the stigma and shame of parental incarceration converges with poverty, crime and failing public schools to create a dangerous mix of risk factors that significantly increase a child’s chances of school failure and future incarceration. Without a Dream Academy and Mecca Temple #10 mentor intervention this cycle will continue.