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Dream Academy News | Give A Child A Dream Ad Campaign
Tuesday November 8, 2011
The U.S. Dream Academy announced a new Ad campaign for the organization that highlights the needs of children whose parents are incarcerated. The campaign kicked off in New York City and premieres on the CBS outdoor billboard jumbo-tron screen in Times Square. The Ad campaign, created, produced and sponsored by Amway, will be featured during the month of November and December.
The ad highlights the mission of the U.S. Dream Academy to empower children who are at risk of future incarceration to maximize their potential by providing them with academic, social and values enrichment through supportive mentoring and the use of technology. The 15 second moving billboard ad will run 18 times per day for 5 weeks, throughout the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree and many other high-profile events going on in New York City during the holiday season. U.S. Dream Academy students from the Salt Lake City program are featured in the ad.
“This campaign is so critical to raise awareness around the 2.7 million children that have a parent or parents that are incarcerated. These children desperately need your support. We need more people to help, mentor and get engaged. Here at the U.S. Dream Academy, we are in 10 states around the country and work tirelessly with these children everyday. There is an unbelievable need and we are in hopes this ad will make people stop...think... and take a minute to get involved and make a difference in these children’s lives.” - states Wintley Phipps, Founder & CEO, U.S. Dream Academy.
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About the U.S. Dream Academy
The U.S. Dream Academy focuses on impacting the lives of children with incarcerated parents and children falling behind in school. The program founded by renowned gospel singer Wintley Phipps, is currently operating in 10 cities nationwide. Its research-based initiatives challenge nearly 800 young people daily and engage them in active learning through one-to-one mentoring, strong academics, and technology-driven activities and curricula. Visit our website at www.usdreamacademy.org
- One in 40 children in the United States has an incarcerated parent.
- More than 10 million children in the U.S. have had a parent in prison.
- Each year about 400,000 mothers and fathers finish serving prison or jail sentences, and return home.