A program for kids and teens

Dare To Be

The Dare to Be Programs are designed to build personal confidence, self-esteem, and social capacity. We help them access their authentic voice and inner courage to strengthen their sense of self.

We want the next generation of leaders to feel that they have the skills to have courageous conversations, cultivate collaborative connections and make a positive impact in the world.

WHY ATTEND A

DARE TO BE PROGRAM?

Kids & Teens need specialized and elevated skills to thrive and succeed in life. In our Dare To Be program, they will:

  • Learn how to navigate a challenging and uncertain world ​

  • Discover what is most important and valuable

  • Develop the courage to speak up for what they believe in

  • Grow and foster healthy friendships and relationships

  • Practice resolving conflict and managing interpersonal disagreements

  • Strengthen the bonds with important people in their lives (parents, siblings, friends)

  • Find the courage to make tough decisions and have difficult conversations

  • Understand the impact and danger of social media

  • Practice communicating clearly and effectively

  • Discover how to unite people and promote inclusivity 

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The most common way people give up their POWER is by thinking they don't have any.

- Alice Walker

Did you know?

  • 18% of both girls and boys report being bullied 2-3 times a month or more

  • By age 14, just under 30% of boys will talk to their peers about bullying

  • By middle school, girls are 25% less likely to say they like taking the lead

  • Nearly 18% of adolescent boys are concerned with body image

  • 51% of girls say they experience stereotypes that limit their right to express themselves with originality and strength

  • By age 17, 13% of boys and 36% of girls have been or are depressed

  • 74% of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone else

  • Boys are 30% more likely than girls to flunk or drop out of school

  • 1 in 3 girls does not feel that she has the "opportunity for open discussion in her classes"

  • Close to 1 in 4 eating disorders occur in males

  • 1 in 4 girls today fall into clinical diagnosis - depression, eating disorders, cutting, emotional disorders, and 2 in 4 report being anxious, sleep deprived and under significant stress

Statistics from: National Center for Educational Statistics, heartofleadership.orggirlsinc.orgNational Center for Biotechnology InformationJAMA Pediatricsstopbulling.gov, and dosomething.org.

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F.I.T.
for Leadership

F.I.T. (Facilitators in Training) for Leadership is a program designed for rising 11th & 12th graders who identify as aspiring and emerging leaders. They want to become positive role models in an intentional way, cultivate personal awareness,  start to recognize group dynamics, and practice becoming vulnerable by taking on the responsibility becoming a leader requires. They will learn the foundation of successful facilitation and begin to apply the skills they have learned within a group setting. They will be required to shadow and assist lead facilitators and will receive honest and constructive assessments as they move along in the program. Once they complete the program, a letter of completion will be awarded which can be an added distinction in the student's college applications and CV.

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