About Son of a Dream

 

What We Do?

 

Son of a Dream provides services & multimedia resources that support the healthy development & well-being of children, youth, and families. We also aim to help strengthen the competency of students & professionals in the human service profession by offering multimedia storytelling that is rooted in social justice and explores the challenges and strengths of youth, families, and communities.

Goals: 

 

  1. To increase access of youth development and family enhancement workshops to the community by partnering with schools, organizations, and programs serving children, youth, & families.   

  2. To increase the knowledge-based of professionals and  students in the human service field by providing trainings that examine the intersection of strength-based approaches, social inequities, and Black youth and families.  

  3. To increase access to resources that reflect the resilience  of youth and families and community empowerment. 

Our Dream: Healthy children, youth, and families thriving in their communities. 

About the Founder 

Robert "Bobby" Marvin Holmes, LMSW 

A dynamic and well-rounded professional, Bobby Marvin Holmes is a licensed social worker  with a dual background in media and human services. Over the span of his career, he has rooted himself in a mission to serve children, youth, & families. 

As a media professional, Holmes covered issues for various outlets including the AFRO-American Newspaper, The Baltimore Times, WEAA 88.9, NewsOne.com, NPR affiliate WYPR, and Radio One. In 2008, Holmes founded Son of a Dream, LLC (www.sonofadream.com), an engagement & multimedia venture offering impactful narratives of youth, families, and communities. Through Son of a Dream, Holmes has worked hard to produce compelling projects for film screenings and book talks for public schools, colleges, community-based programs, and human service agencies. 

 

In 2018, Holmes’ commitment to youth & families earned him a fellowship with the Center for Urban Families’ Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI). The following year he became a 2019/2020 recipient of Baltimore Corps’s Elevation Award. 

 

Holmes’s career in the human service field expands over a decade with experience in several capacities including working for mental health agencies, schools, child welfare, and community-based programs. He currently serves as a psychotherapist for Parker Psychiatric Services, an outpatient mental health clinic. As a staunch community advocate passionate about public health and safety, Holmes has also participated in several initiatives aimed at addressing community violence and empowering youth. A proud husband and father, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and children.

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