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US Dream Academy

Founded by Grammy-nominated baritone Wintley Phipps in 2000, The U.S. Dream Academy is a national after-school program that empowers young people to fulfill their potential through skill-building, character-building, and dream-building activities. They focus their activities on at-risk children and children of parents in prison. Sing out your dreams to break the cycle for children at risk and give them hope.


Contact: U. S. Dream Academy 10400 Little Petuxent Parkway, Suite 300, Columbia, MD 21044 Phone: 1-800-US DREAM |

From The Gift of Passionaries

“ 'A child with a dream is a child with a future™.'

-Motto of U.S. Dream Academy, Inc.

Motto of U.S. Dream Academy, Inc. Wintley Phipps could rest easy on his laurels, if he wanted to. As a widely admired two-time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter of Gospel and other religious music, his rich baritone has entertained presidents, celebrities, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandel, and at the Vatican. He is also an ordained, spirit-filled minister and motivational speaker. However, Wintley responded to a new challenge a decade ago when he served on the Board of Directors for Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship. Colson, who was imprisoned in 1974-75 for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, insisted Wintley accompany him on prison visits, introducing the words and song of Phipps to prisoners across America…”