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Education is the great equalizer

River City Dreams is more than just a camp – it's a transformative experience that cultivates a deep love for both sports and the diverse world of STEAM. By weaving these elements together, we empower young individuals to dream big, think creatively, and excel in their academic pursuits and in the game. Join us in Virginia for a journey that sparks inspiration, ignites passions, and creates lasting memories.

About Us.

River City Dreams LLC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing education and community empowerment initiatives for underserved youth communities. Through strategic partnerships and innovative programs, River City Dreams LLC strives to bridge the educational gap and empower young minds to reach their full potential.

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Exciting hands-on activities for students aged 8-16.



Pairing students with industry professionals for guidance and inspiration.

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Our programs


Interactive sessions focusing on specific STEM topics.


Engaging activities to promote STEM awareness.

Through a year-round journey of exploration, growth, and camaraderie, we empower our campers to dream big, excel both in and out of the game, and embrace their roles as lifelong learners and enthusiastic athletes.


Our organization evaluates its community engagement efforts, including partnerships with local schools and organizations, to ensure broad outreach and equitable access to STEM opportunities.


We average 10-20 children per session with a goal of 40 sessions in AMJ 2024

400-800 learners


Our quarterly goal is to focus on exposing our youth to the behind the scenes view of diverse industries. We are focusing on Auto Racing, Basketball, Baseball, & Football.


For those that participate with River City Dreams Initiatives our longterm goal is to see Higher enrollment in STEM courses, pursuit of STEM-related careers, and contributions to innovation and societal advancement.


Our organization is fostering a culture of STEAM awareness and engagement within the community, through partnerships with schools, local organizations, and industry stakeholders.

how you can support RCD

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Monetary Donations

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River City Dreams is always looking for monetary donations that can be used towards upcoming community events, for laptops, developing innovative curriculum, or scholarships for youth to attend camp.

In-Kind Donations

A non-cash gift made to a nonprofit organization, operating space, including goods, services, time, and expertise. In-Kind Donations are valuable as they reduce our need for monetary assistance while we continue to serve our communities.

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Janelle Ballard

Ri​ver City Dreams Volunteer

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Janelle is an exceptional individual who has dedicated ​countless hours to serving as a volunteer for River City ​Dreams, a non-profit organization that empowers young ​minds through education and mentorship. Her passion for ​giving back to the community is evident in everything she ​does. Her kindness, patience and generosity have made a ​profound impact on the lives of countless young people. ​Her contributions have been multifaceted and far ​reaching. She has: mentored students, facilitated classes, ​managed programs, developed and maintained the ​website among countless other duties. What sets her apart ​is her unwavering passion and humility. Despite her ​remarkable achievements, she remains dedicated to the ​cause, always seeking ways to improve and expand her ​impact. Her inspiration has sparked a ripple effect, ​motivating others to follow in her footsteps and make a ​difference. Her dedication to River City Dreams has helped ​to improve academic achievement and educational ​outcomes and promote a culture of inclusivity, diversity ​and social responsibility.

At River City Dreams, our mission is to provide an immersive and holistic experience that nurtures the athletic, intellectual, and creative potential of young individuals with a passion for sports. By seamlessly integrating the excitement of the game with the wonders of Discovering Research, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Science (STEAM), we aim to inspire youth to become well-rounded leaders who embrace challenges, embody sportsmanship, and innovate in all aspects of their lives. Through a year-round journey of exploration, growth, and camaraderie, we empower our campers to dream big, excel both in and out of the game, and embrace their roles as lifelong learners and enthusiastic athletes.

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(804) 404-3079