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THE DARE2BE PROJECT

DEFENDING POTENTIAL WHILE BRINGING HOPE TO LIFE

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ABOUT US

The Dare2Be Project is a community action agency, focused on interrupting the cycle of poverty by leveraging high-quality youth development programs in combination with a wide range of supportive services.  These services are designed to improve the social-emotional well-being and economic status of the adults that influence and take care of our community's most precious resource, youth.  

 

OUR MISSION

The Dare2Be Project believes in the resiliency of youth and their families and defends their potential by leveraging community based projects that simultaneously cultivate their voice and social capacities.  It is through this defense that we endeavor to undo interpersonal, institutional and systematic inequities as well as establish the resources necessary to ensure that youth Dare2Be their best selves.

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 

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American Red Cross Babysitter Certification

Career Exploration

Dare2Be King Mentoring Project

Dare2Be Queen Mentoring Project

Leadership Institute and Internships

Summer Enrichment Programs

Youth  21st Century Skills Academy

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS

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Family Support Services

Free Notary Services

Kinship Navigator Program Parenting Education

Re-licensing Advocacy

Resource Navigation

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

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Career Connections

Free Tax Preparation for Skyway Residents

Financial Literacy Programs

Homebuyer Education

 
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STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

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The Dare2Be Project's Strategic Framework serves as guiding principles for our future, outlining a path to our goals through annual operating plans and budget priorities.

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE

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Combining high-quality program services that promote positive youth development with parental capacity building and family financial stability will ensure that the the playing field is leveled.

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OUR STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK OUTLINES

Our mission that centers community needs and community voice in all aspects of our service delivery platform.

 

OUR IMPACT

Today, The Dare2Be Project remains steadfast in the belief that promoting the healthy development of youth and families presents the best opportunity to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For families to thrive, quality services and resources are leveraged to sponsor a culturally safe and nurturing learning environment that defends their promise while bringing hope to life.

 
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KINSHIP NAVIGATOR

PROGRAM

As a Kinship Caregiver, you might be in a situation you never expected to be.  Let us provide you with the support you need to access community resources and increase your parenting awareness. Let us support your journey.

All children that have been separated from birth parents have experienced some level of trauma. As a result, they often face

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GRIEVING FOR

BIOLOGICAL FAMILY

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LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

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DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

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OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE

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LOSS OF

SLEEP

OUR APPROACH

Through Kinship Navigators families receive highly effective trauma-informed care. We are here to give you hope and practical tools to bring peace to your home. Even when it seems impossible.

 

OUR FOCUS AREAS

Ensure youth receive high quality program services filtered  through  Arts & Culture, Career Exploration, Civic Engagement, Environmental Stewardship as w ell as Health & Wellness

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YOUTH SUCCESS

Work collectively with other organizations to improve the broader system supporting youth and family success

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COMMUNITY SUCCESS

Partner with families to build and expand their socioeconomic capacities

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FAMILY SUCCESS

Optimize process management and finan- cial stewardship while providing a great place to work

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ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS

 

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