What is DARE to be You?
DARE to be You (DTBY) is an evidence based, award winning family program that empowers youth, families and communities.
Adults and youths from many diverse communities enjoy the interactive, engaging, and empowering quality of the program. This combined with strong evidence from our controlled research adds up to an evidence based program that makes important changes for families and youth. And, it has complete materials and training to help sites implement the tested models. The key program concepts are appropriate across diverse cultures and settings.
DARE to be You has had multiple replications that have further demonstrated the positive results that DTBY can offer your community. The DTBY program packages include replication and evaluation tools as well as technical support.
DARE to be You operates under Onward, a Legacy Foundation, a 501 c3 https://onwardfoundation.org
DARE to be You Stands for:
D - Decision Making /Reasoning Skills
A - Assertiveness and Social Skills
E- Efficacy, Esteem for Self and Others
DARE to be You focuses on positive development of youth (and prevention of problem behaviors) through training, curriculum, and technical assistance for:
with preschool children (ages 2 to 5)
with early elementary children (ages 5 to 8) and their teachers (Bridges)
- with middle school children (ages 11 to 14) (CARE to Wait)
- Grandparents raising grandchildren. Families recovering from substance abuse or other traumas (Strong Extended Families)