About

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    RESULT
    The creative collaborative between Street of Dreams, Lindsay School and San diego City College has a 100% success rate. All of our students complete our program, graduate from high school and enter college.
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    WHO
    Street of Dreams provides a music and arts education, college prep program for teen mothers who are at high risk wards of the court and have been trapped in the juvenile justice system. Our students come from foster care, incarceration, and homelessness. Our students have been abandoned, abused and nearly destroyed.
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    WHAT
    Operational since 1998, Street of Dreams is a music and arts education/college bridge program. Our education partners are Lindsay School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens and San Diego City College. Street of Dreams delivers academic elective credits that qualify our students to graduate from highschool and enter college. Linsay School d elivers social services and a high school diploma. City College delivers student support systems, two and four year degree programs, certificate programs and a college education.
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    WHEN
    Street of Dreams is a year-round program.
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    WHERE
    Street of Dreams classes take place at Lindsay High School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens and on the campus of San Diego City College.
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    HOW
    Using a simple method called “word art,” the creative process is used as a healing mechanism. Our students are guided to view their dark past as their greatest artistic asset. They begin to transform feelings and despair and hopelessness, into art works and public performance. The performance provides a forum for teen mothers who have been without a voice. Their original creations (book of poetry, music video, performance) provide a profound emotional, informative and cathartic experience for our participants and their audience. This process is essential to the healthy development of our teen mothers, who have been isolated from normal social interaction. A dead end becomes a Street of Dreams.
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    WHY
    The United States has the highest prison population in the history of the country. At Street of Dreams we are not willing to put another generation of vital young people in prison because we lack the imagination to produce a simple solution. The solution is education and creative community collaboration. Street of Dreams is part of the solution.