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Where is Dream Academy located?
We are opening our first two program locations in Spring 2017.

Burnt Mills Elementary School
11211 Childs Street
Silver Spring, MD 20901

South Lake Elementary School
18201 Contour Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
How much does Dream Academy cost?
There is no cost to participate in Dream Academy. This program aims to level the playing field by bringing high-quality after-school activities to students and their families for no fee. As a creative alternative to a financial commitment, parents of participants are asked to invest two hours per month in their school community.
Who can participate in Dream Academy?
Students who attend Burnt Mills and South Lake Elementary Schools can participate. At Dream Academy, we understand that high-quality after-school activities are important for all young people, but we only have room for 120 students at this time. Since space is limited, registration opens first to students who need a little academic boost. If you attend Burnt Mills or South Lake and did not get into the program on your first try, we highly encourage you to reach out to your school and get your name on the waiting list.
How did this program get started?
In 2016, after learning more about how Montgomery County students spend their out-of-school time, community members rallied to create Child First. Child First is a parent-organizing movement with the goal of bringing innovative after-school programs into our ever-changing local communities. This program is the result of transforming community dreams into action.
Who do I contact if I want to know more?
For general information:
Montgomery County Recreation Youth Development Office

For program registration and other program specific information:
Marhonda Williams

For information on how to become an Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) Dream Academy program provider, please contact the Montgomery County Recreation Youth Development office at 240-777-8080.