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.
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.