We are Empowering kids to overcome their obstales and chase their dreams.

We are gearing up for spring 2020 season. We are currently transitioning through our rebrand as Dream Chasers Organization and look forward to serving you in the spring! Contact us to get your school signed up.


An activity based character development program that functions for 6 weeks, 2 times a week at each participating school site. Designed for all skill and ability levels through a team based atmosphere to build confidence through fun games and challenges while giving them the tools to learn how to overcome their obstacles and chase their dreams.

$140 for 6 week program (12 sessions) plus free entry into the ending Dream Chaser Challenge obstacle course event. Modified pricing for Title 1 schools are available in our efforts to serve and Individual Scholarships are granted upon request if spots are available. 

Every participant receives a Dream Chaser pack including a shirt, headband, drawbag, wristband, and DCC event medal.

We are happy to work and serve your needs through a scholarship request in order to have your child in the program. Please fill out the scholarship form and we will be in touch.


The Dream Chaser Challenge is our end of season obstacle course challenge. As a team participants challenge the course, linking arms and encouraging one another, implementing the essence of team as they complete the challenge together. The Dream Chaser Challenge is designed for participants to recognize the importance of the right team around them in life and their ability to overcome their obstacles and chase big dreams.

Chapter Executive Director: Melissa Pares-Alvarado

Phone: 239-450-5501

Email: melissa@dreamchasers.org



A Florida native and former standout athlete in several sports during my high school career in Tampa, my husband Jose and I, and our children Nora and Antonio, have lived in Naples for the last 4 years. In that time I have developed a passion for, and am now a board member with, Girls On The Run of Collier County. In working with Girls On The Run, it has lit a fire in me to serve the community, specifically focusing on youth programs. I have a passion for health and wellness, and I regularly enter races in the community and enjoy working out both with my friends and family. I currently works at Orangetheory Fitness Naples and have also worked for the Greater Naples YMCA and the Campo Family YMCA in Tampa. While being with the YMCA and being part of their focus on youth development, I saw the need for a boys' program to complement the Girls On The Run program in Collier County. It is helping so many elementary school-aged girls, and I knew I had to provide that for boys. With my son Antonio about to enter elementary school, I knew this would be a good time to grow the options for elementary school-aged boys with a program to help them and provide extra encouragement and support.

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