“We all want to put our young people on a path to successful futures.”
~ Jim Cantoni, Founder of Realizing Dreams
“I learned what I want to do.”
~ Tara, Age 14
“I know more that will help me in the future that I wish I knew before.”
~ Sarah, Age 14
“It taught me about myself and how to plan how to be more successful in life.”
~Nathan, Age 15
“It helps kids realize their self-worth and puts them on a path to successful futures.”
~ Cara, School Business Partnership Coordinator
“Helped me be more confident in my future.”
~ TJ, teenager
“It helped me plan for my future.”
~ Tara, 10th grader
“I liked it because it made me feel like I have something more to do to succeed in life – like I need to keep pushing forward no matter what.”
~ Ullyses, teenager
“This will make me never give up.”
~Andrew, eight years old
“In his 7 Steps for Empowering Youth, Jim Cantoni gives you practical and easy ways to engage in some of the most important self-discovery conversations you’ll ever have – those with your children that create learning.”
~ Dr. Joni Samples, Retired School Superintendent
Building confidence with a reflective action journal
% of students planned their futures
Realizing Dreams helps you connect schools, families and communities for student success.
Who am I?
What do I want to do?
How will I get there?
Life Skill Assets™ to reach your potential
Dream BIG dreams
Develop a growth mindset
Be the best you can be
We help you help students answer "The BIG Questions" in their lives.
Male Parent Involvement
Extended Families and Caring Adults
PTA’s / PTO’s / HSO’s / United Way
Mentees and Mentors
Parks & Recreation
Take Our Daughters and Son’s to Work Day
We provide tangible tools that create better connections and strengthen relationships.
7 Steps for EMPOWERING YOUTH
“Know Thyself” – Socrates. Build confidence by increasing self-awareness
Develop the whole child. Empower youth by identifying their Top 5 Strengths
Give students a voice and choice by reflecting on and answering The BIG Questions in their lives
Engage youth in a self-discovery of their passion and what motivates them to reach their potential
Teach students how to identify, set and achieve GETTING SMARTR™ goals
Equip students with self-efficacy Life Skill Assets™ to create action plans to overcome their fears, worries and to realize their dreams in life
Empower college and career readiness with students clearly seeing their path to a successful future
Together, we can open communication and help students express their thoughts and feelings about their future.
Meaningfully Engage Families
Train Staff & Develop Leaders
Middle & High School
Ready to have your students answer "The BIG Questions" in their lives? Contact Us