CREATING A CULTURE OF CONFIDENCE:Youth Development through the Arts

DREAMS of Wilmington, Inc. is a nationally award-winning nonprofit dedicated to building creative, committed citizens, one child at a time, through providing youth in need with high-quality, free-of-charge programming in the literary, visual, multimedia and performing arts.

Give the gift of DREAMS...

Sponsor a child, a class, a family arts night, a field trip, an outreach site...or check out our Wish List for In-Kind donations!

It's DREAMS 20th Anniversary!

Okay, this is super exciting folks!   Can you believe DREAMS has been changing young lives in our community for two whole decades?

Help us celebrate 20 years by donating a quick $20!  Share the 20/20 campaign page and let the world know how they can donate too!

A tremendously generous, anonymous benefactor is matching all funds raised, up to $100,000, so your gift will have twice the impact!  Spread the word, share the link, and make a difference!

Summer Camp 2018

All children deserve to go to camp. But far too many miss out on this experience because their families cannot afford it. With your support, DREAMS will be able to send even more deserving children to camp. Your support will help us provide scholarship funding to our communities’ most vulnerable youth and enable our staff to create outstanding camp experiences for youth from all backgrounds. DREAMS, our donors, and supporters care about children and youth and the importance of the camp experience as a viable, developmental opportunity. Please join us in creating more opportunities. Together, we can enrich lives.

Homeschool Programming

DREAMS is excited to announce programming for the home education community!  We are delighted to offer a variety of classes including music, dance, pottery, up-cycled art and photography!

   DREAMS Garage


The Garage at DREAMS is a state-of-the-art event space on the North Side of Wilmington, available now for concerts, theater performances, film projects, parties, weddings, and more!

To learn more about renting the Garage at DREAMS, click on the photo above or contact Bess Butterworth, Marketing Director, at 910-772-1501 ext 104 or


Here at DREAMS, there are all kinds of ways to be creative…from cave painting to metalsmithing to musical theater. Classes at the Center are cumulative —We are not a drop-in program!— and are held after school and throughout the summer.

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