Member Monday: A Boy and His Dream Foundation

An Interview with Sunny Akhigbe, founder of A Boy and His Dream Foundation

MEET SUNNY, THE BOY BEHIND THE DREAM.  

Sunny was born in Nigeria. In the first years of his life he faced poverty and malnutrition. He was challenged by his family to live up to and exceed his potential, and he did. Since then, he moved to the United States, earned his MBA and started “A Boy and his Dream Foundation”. With the foundation, Sunny aims to inspire change and give a voice of determination and perseverance to everyone experiencing hardship. From complicated family situations to moving to the other side of the world; Sunny’s story of determination to succeed, no matter the cost, is a story we believe is one that inspires and gives hope. Our goal is to inspire struggling youth to realize there is hope for their future, and to encourage change. 

We hope you join us on this journey.

Can you tell us a little bit about your organization? What do you do? 
A Boy and His Dream Foundation seeks to provide youth the ability to take charge of their lives, and overcome obstacles and adversities. The determination to succeed, no matter the cost, is a story we believe is one that gives hope. A Boy and His Dream Foundation focuses to give back to communities the opportunities and knowledge to be successful and healthy. We achieve this through feeding the homeless, speaking events, and educating our youth through pro bono workshops on local, national and international levels. Our goal is to inspire struggling youth to realize there is hope for their future, and to inspire change. We hope you join us on this journey. 

What was your inspiration for beginning this organization? 
The inspiration is my story. Finding a way to overcome severe poverty in Africa, learning how to read and write, coming to the United States to pursue educational and other opportunities. I believe if I can do it, any child can, and want to help every child achieve just that. 

Why did you decide to join the West Loop Community Organization? 
I decided to join the West Loop Community Organization because of the shared values both our organizations exhibit. I believe that people who share similar interests should work together  

What do you like about being in the West Loop?
I love being in the West Loop because of how it is centrally located, the beautiful views, and the accepting people.  

How do you contribute to the mantra, “Made Better” here in the West Loop?
This organization is willing to help create a better future for our youth in our community through fitness, motivation, and teachings about overcoming adversity and opposition.   

What sets your organization apart from other similar organizations?
100% of our funds goes to solving the problems, since there is no overhead cost. Much of the work we do to engage with youth is done with the help of volunteers too. 

What is the next thing for your business?
To continue to fund our scholarship program, continue to help fight adversity among our youth, and helping the youth overcome their self-esteem through fitness.

 JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY AS WE SUPPORT CHILDREN TO... 
 • Realize there is a light after the darkness 
 • Rediscover their self esteem 
 • Know that they will have freedom with revolutions in their life 
 • Enrich the quality of life by redirection and motivation 
 • See an alternative way of expressing their emotions 
 • Know the importance of education 
 • To balance a lifestyle through mind, body and spirit 
 • See life as a glass ½ full 
 • Be creative and self-worthy of independence 
 • Express kindness and learn to be humble and loving

Get involved Today. Visit us online at www.aboyandhisdream.org for more information.   
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