DARE to be You (DTBY)

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DARE to be You is an award winning family based 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 (DTBY) focuses on positive development of youth (and prevention of problem behaviors) through training, curriculum, and technical assistance for

1. Families

2. Teachers and staff in school and after-school programs (K-12th grades)

3. Teams of community volunteers working with youth

4. Teen peer educators

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.

It is a model program for several federal and state agencies and is listed on the National Registry for Effective Prevention Programs.

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New Curriculum!

A Middle School Community Leadership has been developed and is currently being piloted in Colorado. This is in partnership with the Colorado Family Leadership Training Institute and is funded by a USDA CYFAR Grant.

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News & Events

DARE to be You Facilitation Training
August 9 - 11, 2016
Cortez, CO
Contact Jan Heyl for more information
Click here for Registration Form.
DARE to be You Sustainability Awards for 2016 announced
Immigrant and Refugee Center of the Asian Association of Utah, Salt lake City (21 Years)
Eastern Shore Community Services Board of Nassawadox, Virginia (15 years).
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