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Our Mission

Believe In A Dream develops the youth in the greater Fort Wayne area in Entrepreneurship and The Arts by creating hands on learning experiences. 

Our Vision

Empowering the next generation to build a better tomorrow.

Our Organization

Believe In A Dream, Inc. is an Indiana registered 501-(c)3 organization. All gifts may be tax deductible, please consult with your accountant.

Executive Director

Ashley Jylland-Hade was born and raised in Fort Wayne. In elementary school, she discovered her love of the arts, and for the duration of her schooling (including college) she participated in band, dance and speech team. In 2012, she founded a small business that specialized in helping very small nonprofits raise money through event management. To date, she’s assisted in raising over $85,000 locally.

Ashley has a passion for helping others and the less fortunate, and has utilized it while serving the community, including with Shepherd’s House, Three Rivers Festival, Bring It!, Inspiration House, and the VA.

In her (very rare) spare time, Ashley is usually spending time with her two dogs, at the gym or church, or exploring local businesses & events with her boyfriend Niko.

Board of Directors

Click below to learn more about our board members.