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Project Passport Program

science1Kids’ Dreams proudly funds the Project Passport Program at the South Florida Science Center. This program benefits Title I school children from grades 1 through 8. The Science Center allows a teacher to pick a subject of interest for their class, such as: Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Engineering, Technology or Math, and a representative from the Science Center then visits the children in their classroom. This visit is followed by a trip to the Science Center to learn more about the subject in a hands-on environment. The second part of the program includes mentoring with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The PBSO visits the classroom to give an anti-gang message including the positive reinforcement of staying in school and focusing on education. The ultimate goal of Project Passport is to get more young children interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Alan Lebow Awards 2015


Alan Lebow Awards 2015Alan Lebow Awards 2015
(West Palm Beach, FL – February 7, 2015) The students competed at the Kravis Center in December 2014 for the honor of receiving a Lebow award. Judges included Beverly Blanchette, Desmond Gallant and Karen Stephens. Each participant was required to recite from memory and act out a two-minute selection from a Shakespearean play. Amanda Lebow, presented the awards at a recent ceremony held at the Kravis Center. She was joined by Read More…

Alan Lebow Awards 2014


Alan Lebow Awards 2014Alan Lebow Awards 2014
(West Palm Beach, FL – January 25, 2014) For the fifth consecutive year talented Palm Beach County students were honored for their outstanding performances of Shakespearean scenes at the Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance, hosted by Kids’ Dreams at the Kravis Center. The program, which was created by Kids’ Dreams in memory of its late co-founder Alan Lebow, supports high school students from Title 1 schools in their love of poetry, drama, film and literature. Read More…

Alan Lebow Awards 2013


Alan Lebow Awards 2013Alan Lebow Awards 2013
(West Palm Beach, FL – February 25, 2013) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts hosted the fourth annual Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance, featuring selected Title One High School students, at a special reception in the Khoury Family Dance Rehearsal Hall on January 25. The awards were presented by Kids’ Dreams, Inc. in memory of the late Alan Lebow because “he was very passionate and knowledgeable about Shakespeare,” Read More…

Alan Lebow Awards 2012


Alan Lebow Awards 2012Alan Lebow Awards 2012
(West Palm Beach, FL – January 19, 2012) Kids’ Dreams, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity for at risk youth in Palm Beach County and the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, presented the Third Annual Alan Lebow Awards for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw addressed the group of approximately 75 students and their families from nine Title I schools in Palm Beach County with a commendation for their achievement in dramatic arts Read More…

Alan Lebow Awards 2011


Alan Lebow Awards 2011Alan Lebow Awards 2011
(West Palm Beach, FL – January 22, 2011) The Kravis Center successfully hosts the Second Annual Alan Lebow Awards for Excellence in Shakespearean Recitation, created in memory of Kids’ Dreams’ co-founder Alan Lebow, who was known for his love of poetry and especially Shakespeare. There were two top winners of $1,000 each: Brendan Gardner of Boynton Beach High School and Johnson Sinophat of Palm Beach Lakes High School. There were two $500 Honorable Mention awards and six $100 Participant awards. Read More…

Alan Lebow Awards 2010


Alan Lebow Awards 2010Alan Lebow Awards 2010
(West Palm Beach, FL – March 20, 2010) The First Annual Alan Lebow Awards for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance was funded by donations made to Kids’ Dreams in memory of Alan Lebow, co-founder of Kids’ Dreams. Mr. Lebow loved to recite poetry and excerpts from plays, but he had a special affinity for Shakespeare. The Awards for Excellence created by Kids’ Dreams is a fitting way to memorialize a man who cared about education and giving students cultural experiences to develop a life-long love for the Arts. Read More…

Literacy Days 2014


Literacy Days 2014Literacy Days 2014
Hundreds of Title I at-risk youth were inspired by nature, art and love of the written word during the Sixth Annual Literacy Days on January 13 and 14, 2014 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

“Kids’ Dreams proudly sponsors the attendance of Palm Beach County Title I students at Literacy Days at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to complete its mission of providing at-risk youth in our community exposure to the cultural venues in Palm Beach County”, said Patricia Lebow, President of Kids’ Dreams, and Managing Partner of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel. “By including Read More…

Literacy Days 2013


Literacy Days 2013Literacy Days 2013
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ 2013 partnership with Kids’ Dreams Inc. was very successful and provided literacy opportunity for Title I students, grades Pre-K – grade 3 in Palm Beach County. Kids’ Dreams Inc. is committed to providing funding for Title I schools and economically disadvantaged children in the county. The Gardens is also committed to providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk students. Through the generosity of Kids’ Dreams Inc., the Gardens provided Read More…

Literacy Days 2012


Literacy Days 2012Literacy Days 2012
300 children from Title 1 schools including Glades Academy, Pahokee Elementary, and Palmview Elementary plus 50 at risk preschoolers attended this years Literacy Days, held at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The children, ages preK – 2nd grade, visited twenty stations with activities that included Crime Prevention education presented by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department Interacting with artists/illustrators as they demonstrated various illustration techniques Poets recite their works and works of other writers Movement and word game Poetry activities Read More…

Sixth Annual Alan Lebow Awards held at Kravis Center for Performing Arts


Sixth Annual Alan Lebow Awards held at Kravis Center for Performing ArtsSixth Annual Alan Lebow Awards held at Kravis Center for Performing Arts
Student Talent Shines at Sixth Annual Alan Lebow Awards More than $5,000 in prizes awarded (Palm Beach, Fla.) – For the sixth consecutive year, talented Palm Beach County students were honored for their outstanding performances of Shakespearean scenes at the Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance, hosted by Kids’ Dreams at the Kravis Center. The program, which was created by Kids’ Dreams in memory of its late co-founder Alan Lebow, supports high school students from Title I schools in their love of Read More…

Thespian Competition


Thespian CompetitionThespian Competition
With generous sponsorships from Kids’ Dreams, students in the Boynton Beach High School Drama Department have attended the State Thespian Festival in Tampa since 2010. Although these students hold various fundraisers during the school year to fund their trip, Kids’ Dreams’ support has enabled them to participate in this educational event. The Boynton Beach High School students meet thousands of others from throughout Florida who share a common interest in drama and have the Read More…

Ball Stars Youth Camp


Ball Stars Youth CampBall Stars Youth Camp
KIDS’ DREAMS proudly announces its support, along with other Palm Beach County participants, of Ball Stars Youth Camp in its initial year in Palm Beach County. The program is designed to provide underserved Palm Beach County youth with the opportunity to attend basketball camp with Otis Birdsong and Greg Minor, former NBA players. Mr. Birdsong and Mr. Minor oversee a comparable program in New Jersey and sought to start one in Palm Beach County. This camp experience fulfills Read More…

Sixth Annual Alan Lebow Awards held at Kravis Center for Performing Arts

ALawards Winners2015_66Student Talent Shines at Sixth Annual Alan Lebow Awards

More than $5,000 in prizes awarded

(Palm Beach, Fla.) – For the sixth consecutive year, talented Palm Beach County students were honored for their outstanding performances of Shakespearean scenes at the Alan Lebow Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance, hosted by Kids’ Dreams at the Kravis Center.  The program, which was created by Kids’ Dreams in memory of its late co-founder Alan Lebow, supports high school students from Title I schools in their love of poetry, drama, film and literature.  Grants totaling $5,000 were awarded to the following 2015 Lebow Award winners:

Top Winner:  $1,500 each

  • Jephthelee Jordonne, a sophomore at Boynton Beach High School

Second Place Winners:  $1,000 each

  • Elize Jadimene, a junior at Boynton Beach High School
  • Kandyce Kennedy, a junior at Boynton Beach High School

Honorable Mention:  $500 each

  • Majesty Smith, a junior at Inlet Grove Community High School
  • Brittany Gardner, a senior at Boynton Beach High School

Distinguished Participation:  $250 each

  • Jasmine Ellis, a senior at Royal Palm Beach High School
  • Marina Gasparini, a senior at Royal Palm Beach High School

The students competed at the Kravis Center in December 2014 for the honor of receiving a Lebow award.  Judges included Beverly Blanchette, Desmond Gallant and Karen Stephens.  Each participant was required to recite from memory and act out a two-minute selection from a Shakespearean play.

Lebow’s daughter, Amanda Lebow, Director of Film Strategy for Bond Strategy & Influence in New York City and a former Town of Palm Beach resident, presented the awards at a recent ceremony held at the Kravis Center.  She was joined by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, Commissioner Priscilla Taylor and Kravis Center CEO Judith Mitchell.

“We’re here tonight to honor two amazing men- My father, Alan Lebow, and William Shakespeare. On the surface, these two men couldn’t be more different. One was a giant of his time, celebrated for his incredible wit, impeccable wardrobe and dashing good looks. And the other was William Shakespeare. Truly though, the namesakes of tonight’s award surprisingly have a lot in common. Most importantly, I know that both men truly believed that: All the world’s a stage. Shakespeare – because, well, he said it. And my father, because he actually put that idea into practice.”

“[My father] would be so proud to see that his love of the Bard and passion for the stage is still being carried on today by all of you amazing students.  Your hard work and dedication has proven Shakespeare and my father correct:  All the word is a stage.  Tonight you receive a very deserved ovation!”

Otis Birdsong, a four-time NBA All-Star and Chairman of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, delivered the keynote presentation to the participating students.

The top five Lebow Award recipients performed Shakespearean excerpts for the more than 100 community leaders, Kids’ Dreams board members, and friends and family members in attendance.  Performers were: Brittany Gardner, Majesty Smith, Kandyce Kennedy, Elize Jadimene and Jephthelee Jordonne.

For more information about Kids’ Dreams, Inc., visit www.kidsdreams.org.

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About Kids’ Dreams

Kids’ Dreams was born in 2007 when Patricia Lebow and her late husband, Alan, asked friends to make donations to kids in need in lieu of a birthday gift for Patricia’s milestone birthday.  Initially, the dream was to provide summer camp tuition.  The response was so overwhelming, however, the couple decided to form an official 501(c)(3) public charity to support youth in need in a variety of ways.  Since then, more than $200,000 has been used to support educational scholarships, as well as a variety of cultural experiences through partnerships with The Kravis Center, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Palm Beach Zoo, South Florida Science Museum and other Palm Beach County organizations dedicated to helping fulfill the dreams of low-income students.  A mentoring partnership with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies provides at-risk youth with strong support and anti-drug, anti-gang, and anti-crime messages.

Patricia Lebow

Patricia LebowPatricia Lebow, Esq.
Co-Founder, President and Director

Mrs. Lebow is the Managing Partner of the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Boston University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. Mrs. Lebow holds the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed by Woodward and White as one of the Best Lawyers in America. She is also listed in Chambers USA as among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; she is a South Florida CEO Power Player, one of South Florida’s Legal Elite (“Florida Trend” magazine), one of Florida’s Top Lawyers (“South Florida Legal Guide”), and one of Florida’s Super Lawyers (“Law and Politics Magazine”). She has also received the Sun-Sentinel Excalibur Award and the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches’ “Women in Leadership Award.” Mrs. Lebow has a long history of serving her community on numerous charity boards as well as the first female president of the Economic Council. She currently serves as a board member of the PBBDB and Temple Emanue-El.