We Own the Narrative
A joint venture by Son of a Dream, LLC and African Youth Alchemy, “Reflection of Kings” is an enrichment program that uses media to offer a positive youth development experience for African-American boys ages 10-13. Our entry-level media curriculum is comprised of workshop instruction, project-based learning, experiential learning, and technical training.
1) Goal: To increase participants’ exposure to life skills workshops.
2) Goal: To increase participants’s competency and skill set in media production.
3) Goal: To increase participants engagement with role models who are making a positive impact in their community.
4) Goal: Participants will produce multimedia projects on important topics relevant to their community .
To teach Black boys how to use media to learn life skills, connect with positive role models, and produce projects on important topics relevant to their community.
Bobby Marvin Holmes, LMSW
Co-founder & Co-director
A dynamic and well-rounded professional, Bobby Marvin Holmes is a licensed social worker with a diverse background in media and human services. Over the span of his career, he has established a reputation as a culturally competent practitioner with experience working with children, youth, & families in urban communities. In 2008, Holmes founded Son of a Dream, LLC (www.sonofadream.com), a consulting and multimedia firm offering workshops and resources to schools, community-based programs, and human service agencies. Son of a Dream's multimedia resources include films ("Live Young Blood", "For Him I Will", and "Free Young Blood: Combating the Mass Incarceration of Black Males") and books (“Casey’s Day with Daddy” and “100! Real Talk for Our Boys”). As a staunch community advocate, Holmes has participated in several initiatives aimed at addressing community violence and empowering youth. A proud husband and father, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and two daughters.
Ras Tre Subira
Co-founder & Co-director
Ras Tre Subira is the Co-Director for AYA Inc (Afrikan Youth Alchemy, www.ayainc.org) , a community-based nonprofit organization that develops youth as cultural ambassadors who use expeditionary learning, media and arts to educate themselves and the communities they serve. Mr. Subira facilitates I AM (Independent Afrikan Minds) a youth leadership program that cultivates youth leadership through community service projects, including an “educultural” study-tour to Ghana, West Africa. With a B.A. in African Diasporan Studies, M.A. in International Development, and MFA in Documentary Film, Mr.Subira has a wealth of experience in using media technology to support community development projects. This includes promoting trade and investment in Liberia with the Ministry of Commerce and producing teacher-training videos in Ethiopia with the Ministry of Education. As an award-winning filmmaker and educator, Mr. Subira’s documentary films have been featured internationally and domestically on CNN, PBS and local cable channels. He currently directs the Griot’s Eye program, in which youth and community residents of Baltimore city produce compelling video programs that encourage dialogue and action towards important community issues.