Book Son of a Dream Today
We seek to partner and support the mission of schools and organizations serving children, youth & families by offering strength-based youth development and family empowerment workshops. Each workshop focuses on critical concepts key to positive youth development. Primary concepts include positive racial identity, mental health awareness, social emotional learning themes, and parental support.
Youth & Family Empowerment Workshops
“When I See Me”
“When I See Me” is a two-part workshop series that explores the portrayal of African-American men and boys in the media. This workshop aims to engage participants in a thought-provoking dialogue on self-concept and racial identity. The maximum capacity is 15-20 participants.
“He Won’t Talk, She Won’t Listen”
“He Won’t Talk, She Won’t Listen” is a two-part workshop series that offers strategies on improving communication and strengthening bonds between mothers and sons. Workshop participants must consist of a mother and son pair. The workshop is led by one facilitator and requires at least six (6) mother and son pairs. The maximum capacity is eight (8) pairs. If a group exceeds maximum capacity then a co-facilitator will be assigned.
“My Life is Valuable!”
“My Life is Valuable” is a five-part youth violence prevention workshop series that educates youth on the impact of community violence. Youth will receive trauma-informed instruction and conflict resolution strategies. Maximum capacity is 15 participants.
“Baba Strong” centers the engagement of fathers and father figures in the school setting.This is a workshop series that covers ways fathers can improve their child’s learning experience by strengthening communication, building confidence, and more.
“100! Real Talk for Our Boys" Book Talk
Son of a Dream founder Bobby Marvin Holmes will lead engaging and impactful book talk on his latest work, "100! Real Talk for Our Boys," a hard-hitting collection of personal essays and poems aimed to engage African-American male youth around critical issues including on racial identity, bullying, forgiveness, and more.