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Dare To Be You

The Dare to be you Foundation is a small, local organization run completely by volunteers which enables us to give back 100% of all the charitable donations that we receive, and put those funds to good use in our local community initiatives and programs that are already successfully running to help mentor our youth and women.

In 2019/2020 we are providing financial support to Leadership & Personal Development Opportunities and Initiatives that empower our youth to unlock their potential to ‘BE’ better and ‘DO’ better in their community. Whether the needs are due to financial hardships or grief, the organizations Dare to be You sends funds to ALL rely on mentorship to help empower and shape the young people in our community.

Your donations will help support 4 local organizations who impact the YOUTH in the Halton Region.

  • We created “*The Dare To Be You Leadership and Personal Development Fund”* with the *Halton Learning Foundation.* This fund will provide underprivileged children in the Halton District School board with financial support for trips, workshops, and summer camps that focus on building confidence, and developing peer mentoring and leadership skills.
  • The* Lighthouse Program for Grieving* Children – a pier to pier bereavement support group for children, youth and their families.
  • * “Camp Keaton which is run through Bob Kemp Hospice- *we are the Title Sponsors for their summer camp in June 2020.

We know the impact of a death is a profound and life-altering event for all of us but, it can deeply impact a child and their development. A child who loses a significant loved one does not have the understanding or skills to grieve in the same way as an adult. Children are often left managing their emotions alone without the support of peers.

“I WAS ONE OF THOSE CHILDREN! This is why DTBY is so near and dear to my heart” Founder, Shannon Tobin

  • Lastly, *The Start2Finish JUNIOR COACH Program*

The Jr Coach program has been established to address high dropout rates by providing training and preparation for students entering high school, as well as the opportunity to develop leadership skills and “give back” by becoming Junior Coaches in their Running & Reading Club Program

As you can see, the gift you will be giving the DTBY is benefiting hundreds of children, youth and their families in our community. We are so grateful for your support!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!