A new innovative after school program, nurturing talents and encouraging dreams

Updated: Jul. 16, 2018 at 11:16 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A new after school program aims to fight juvenile crime and close the educational achievement gap in the Frayser community.

Youth Academy of Dreams will help guide youth ages 5 - 18 with programs that include, but are not limited to, mentoring, sports and education with the help of family members and community supporters.

The program is the brain child of the Memphis Police Department's Sergeant Craig Littles. "I have always wanted a facility that allowed us to implement all of our programming after school and under one roof. We are all dedicated to providing a safe learning environment that deters our youth from crime and other negative influences." said Sergeant Littles.

The students will have a wealth of resources including a computer lab, game room and physical activities that span from tennis, track and field to golf and swimming.

The community is invited to tour the new facility during an Open House, August 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Youth Academy of Dreams is located at 3350 North Trezevant Street in Memphis.

For more information call 901-295-8377 or email

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