E to the third power is engage, equip and empower in minutes, not months and a Realizing Dreams teaching strategy and Einstein inspired and infused formula for exponential achievement in school, work, health, life, and play.

Create Brighter Futures

Realizing Dreams helps you connect schools, families, and communities for student success.

In a game-style of play our highly effective reflective tools and life-changing hands-on workshops helps you engage students, equip staff, and meaningfully empower families as partners who gain insight how to powerfully link learning to boost achievement and increase student success.

Together, we inspire potential, synchronize generations, and transform lives™ in education and health.


Get all ages to interact and learn about others with Teamwork and FamilyPlay™ .

Move inspired talk to action with the companion journal 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset.

Spread positive with a Positive Pen™.


for 25 students


12 national award winning activities

“I feel empowered. I learned to think of school less stressfully.”

– Josh, age 16, High School Student Leader

Fran Kennedy Berlin High School NEASCIn 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset, Jim Cantoni gives students a voice and choice in life.Through this reflective action journal, Jim helps students reflect on their passion, discover purpose, and find their path, while moving their inspired thoughts to clear, actionable steps that enkindle potential to impact their lives.

Like a “GPS,” step-by-step, Jim’s book helps educators and parents transform student lives and bolster educational and emotional health. In 7 Steps, Jim helps you ‘synchronize generations’ and put students and adults on the same page about plans for their future.”

– Fran Kennedy, Associate Director, Commission on Public Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Retired Principal, Berlin High School, 2015 Connecticut High School Principal of the Year, and editor of Cracking the Code to Student Success: Advancing Human Potential in Education and Health – by Jim Cantoni, Founder, Realizing Dreams

A Note from the Founder

Dear friends in education, mentors, parents, coaches, and positive youth development professionals,

At Realizing Dreams, our goal is to help you unleash young peoples’ inner drive so they want to thrive. We help you accomplish this with empowerment tools and workshops that increase self-awareness and inspire potential in all ages. Our reflective activities help you build confidence, promote leadership, and inspire achievement in America’s youth.

Your kindergarten to college students will critically think about their life and powerfully express themselves using the keepsake reflective action journal, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth:Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset, Including thoughts and feelings about interests, hopes, strengths, goals, and even what may be holding students back from reaching their potential. You will see how to create connections that strengthen relationships as they gain voice in their life. The self-awareness activities help you quickly see how to link student learning to self-motivation to achieve and succeed.

Our Empowerment Tools Help You Increase Self-Awareness, Discover Motivation, Boost Achievement, Bolster Social and Emotional Learning, and Inspire Success.

How do you use it? Just follow the 7 Steps! Students inspired thoughts move to action, and step-by-step, the 7 Steps guide all ages how to overcome life challenges and create a personal “GPS”, Game Plan for a Successful future.

I invite you to join in the collective impact of the Realizing Dreams Youth Empowerment Movement. It’s Positively Empowering!™

Jim Cantoni, Founder, Realizing Dreams

“Realizing Dreams sparked discussion with a young child about the idea of how to impact the outcome of their lives.”

a Grandmother