MILWAUKEE -- Those who work tirelessly to make a difference in our community often go unnoticed.
One organization in Milwaukee called Operation DREAM provides a sanctuary for hundreds of boys, by helping them fulfill a brighter future.
It began about a decade ago by Milwaukee man who is a former teacher.
More than 300 boys are going through the program this year. A stand-out is 15-year-old Jeremiah Bragg.
The Milwaukee Lutheran freshman credits his good grades and success to his mother and his mentor in the program, Se Dale Washington.
"Teaching us how to live everyday life in the classroom and in the streets, so helping us survive and make decisions," explained Jeremiah Bragg, 15 years old.
"On a day-to-day basis, some of them aren't getting proper food, some of them don't have rides to get to and from school," says Se Dale Washington, Operation DREAM.
Jeremiah is also learning responsibility of holding his first job in the program, mentoring the younger members.