THE DARE2BE PROJECT
DEFENDING POTENTIAL WHILE BRINGING HOPE TO LIFE
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.
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.
American Red Cross Babysitter Certification
Dare2Be King Mentoring Project
Dare2Be Queen Mentoring Project
Leadership Institute and Internships
Summer Enrichment Programs
Youth 21st Century Skills Academy
Family Support Services
Free Notary Services
Kinship Navigator Program Parenting Education
Free Tax Preparation for Skyway Residents
Financial Literacy Programs
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
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.
OUR STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK OUTLINES
Our mission that centers community needs and community voice in all aspects of our service delivery platform.
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.
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
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
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
Work collectively with other organizations to improve the broader system supporting youth and family success
Partner with families to build and expand their socioeconomic capacities
Optimize process management and finan- cial stewardship while providing a great place to work