THE DUBUQUE DREAM CENTER ACADEMY (DDCA)

ATHLETICS + ACTIVITIES

The Dream Center Academy is designed and structured to influence student motivation toward Academic and Character Development goals and outcomes and provides students with best-practice

training and development from certified instructors.

Athletics

Basketball Program Benefits:

• Certified Coaches

• Player Development System and prep for high school or college

• Health and Fitness Development

• a Season Schedule that includes local leagues and

tournaments

• NCAA-certified tournaments for high-level players

• Player Profiles for college recruits

SUCCESS STORY

Jacob Williams

Jacob, a Dubuque Dream Center (DDC) Alumni, is one of the original students of the Dream Center (2013-14) and participated in the DDC 2014-2024 through his senior year. This humble and kind young man now mentors other students.

The honors and accolades: Jacob was named Mississippi Division Player of the Year (by the MVC), MVC Player of the Year 2024, TH Player of the Year, named as a 4A Second-Team All-Stater (by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association), named to the 4A Substate 5 Honor Team (by Iowa Basketball Coaches Association), and named to the First-Team All-Conference! 

During his school years, he not only excelled athletically and academically, but he also shined musically: he played violin (beginning in third grade)!

He will be attending and playing basketball for the University of Dubuque in the fall of 2024.

The Dream Center meant everything to me,” Williams said. “It built brotherhood. We had good coaches that respected us and just wanted us to do well, on the court and off of it. I did well freshman year solely because of all the experience I had with the Dream Center. That really helped give me a good head start heading into high school.”

SUCCESS STORY

Nick Kennedy

Nick, a Dubuque Dream Center (DDC) Alumni, participated in the DDC (2015-2020) through 8th Grade.

Nick was named MVC Honorable Mention.

He will be attending and playing basketball for the University of Dubuque in the fall of 2024.

SUCCESS STORY

Daquon Lewis

Daquon, a Dubuque Dream Center (DDC) Alumni, is one of the original students of the Dream Center (2013-14) and participated in the DDC 2014-2019 through his senior year.

He had the honor of being selected as Homecoming King at Dubuque Senior High School in 2019.

Daquon is highlighted in our latest Dream Center promotional video ― you can view it on the Dubuque Dream Center Home Page ― for stealing the ball and scoring the game-winning shot to send Dubuque Senior to the state basketball tournament in 2019.

Daquon received a basketball scholarship to attend Clarke University in Dubuque in 2020, where he majors in Sports Management.

Activities

Dream Center Academy activities also assist students in making connections to school, community culture, academic achievement, and character development:

  • Music and Performing Arts Program
  • Youth and Government Club
  • Bible Club
  • Debate Club
  • STEM and Robotics Club
  • Classroom Devotions
  • Chapel

TRANSFORMING GENERATIONS through Christ-Centered and Quality Education

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