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DREAM TEAM


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DREAM TEAM


Men With Dreams is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by Preston Harris and Brandon McWilliams in September of 2013. Our goal is to make sure every youth understands that they have everything it takes to reach their goals and dreams. To achieve this goal we must accomplish our mission of creating an environment of excellence, personal significance, and achievement for our youth. We want to make each youth feel that the community values them and that it is up to them to invest in themselves by being the best they can be. 

 

Brandon McWilliams - President & Program Director

Brandon was raised in Lincoln, NE and graduated from Lincoln High School. Brandon continued on to college and earned a degree in Psychology from Concordia University. Brandon has a passion for working with youth and watching them grow and develop into successful teens and youth adults. Brandon is the son of longtime LPS teacher Karen McWilliams and wants to continue on the family tradition of helping others.

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY


ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY


MwD Engagement Strategy

Student Centered -MwD’s programs are designed to give each student individual attention to each and challenge them to get better each day. The individual investment, personal challenging and accountability raise the level of expectation for these young people. It introduces them to themselves and forces them to look in the mirror and build the future that they desire. This is how you build the leaders of tomorrow by planting a Never Be Average mindset.

Do Your Best, You Are Important, One Step Forward 

The creative mind- Studies show that the creative mind is highly functioning around age 4 and by age 6 kids are losing over 75% of their creativity. We believe the best way to combat this is through activities that use both sides of the brain such as sports, music, art and media.  These require one to be creative but still have concepts of discipline. Through these activities they begin to trust their instincts and trust themselves thus engaging and developing the creative mind.

Brick by brick- many youth have goals and dreams that they want to accomplish. The problem is that they have no plan to get there. What we will teach them how to make and execute a plan to reach their goals and dreams.  So we start by asking them a question, what is one thing that you can do today to get you closer to your goals and dreams? This gives them ownership over what they want to be and begins a pattern of thinking that everyday they take one step that is one step closer to where they would like to be.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


 

❖NANCY ELWELL - DEAN OF EDUCATION AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

❖JOHN MILES - CLINE WILLIAMS LAW

❖CHRIS PHIPPS - Men with dreams

❖TERRY NEDDENRIEP - PRINCIPAL CLINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

❖GINA COTTON - tabitha health care services

❖Brian adams - ubs finacial services