The combination of the talent and experience of Kenton Reaves Hundley with the values and passion of First Church created an opportunity to envision The Dream School of the Arts, a welcoming and safe place for young people to gather to play, study, sing, act, draw and feel support, encouragement, and a sense of worth and belonging. Watch this progress report on this goal!
December 2023 News
Exciting news from up the hill at Dream School of the Arts: We’re getting close to launching our first student cohort!
To help make it happen, we’ve hired Cindy Truong as the Student Experience Coordinator, and Kenton Hundley will be shifting more focus toward his role as Executive Director.
June 2023 Update for DSOA
Exciting progress is being made at Dream School of the Arts! In late May, permits were received and approved at the city-level which clears the way for full construction to begin. The physical site saw the commencement of demo and light construction in early May, with final finishes for interior designs having been selected by our DSOA director and members of the design team. A furniture invoice has been received, and the team eagerly awaits news on the grant application for appliances. DSOA now has its own website and domain name at dsoasd.org, with web design ideas already submitted; stay tuned for its launch! Personnel decisions, daily schedule, programs, and curriculum design continue to take shape. Ongoing discussions with community partners, local artists, musicians, and running/fitness coaches are underway to discuss availability, scheduling, performance and event space(s), staffing, and collaborative partnerships have ramped up considerably. DSOA continues to engage with community partners to explore and establish future partnerships. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting venture!
Join Our Community
There are several ways to join the vibrant and welcoming community at the Dream School of the Arts. Prospective students and parents are always welcome to learn more about how we can help explore your artistic potential, grow in your mental or physical health, or find some academic assistance. We are here to support your dreams of achieving all of these things!
Check out our website
Visit us online to learn more about Dream School.
If you’re interested in donating your time or skills to assist in our mission, we’d love to hear from you. Our passionate staff is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment where every student can grow, learn, and dream big. We’d love for you to be a part of it!
We especially need volunteers to help with after-school nutrition, leadership mentoring, and academic success mentoring.
For those looking to support our academic, health, or arts missions financially, DSOA is a 501(c)3 organization which will not only use your gift to further the mission but also provide a receipt for income tax deduction. To find out more about program-specific giving opportunities, contact or you can donate online.