DREAMS, stands for Design, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math and Science. It is a design-based program which utilizes an artistic approach to Common Core Curriculum, making material learned in the classroom relevant and fun. Art standards are combined with academic standards and their mutual importance is highlighted by projects students create.
DREAMS, has been designed by PAL instructor Dana Shields, who has pioneered this concept on a small scale, as a volunteer at Ravenswood School District. The purpose of the DREAMS program is threefold: to develop minds, engage hands and build cultural awareness through designing and creating artistic projects.
Program Supporters & Sponsors: A special thank you to the Rotary Club of Palo Alto for selecting DREAMS to be a 2019 grant recipient. DREAMS was one of the 10 organizations chosen by a committee of local Rotary volunteers in competition with nearly 50 other applicants. Rotary is a worldwide movement of business and professional men and women who network and build friends through community service.
Additional funds for this program have been provided by Rotary Club of Menlo Park and Fund-a-Need donations from the Pacific Art League 2019 Annual Gala.