DTBY Community Program

The DARE to be You (DTBY) community program builds on the strengths of youth and develops individual assets.  DARE to be You builds skills in:

D  Decision making/problem solving
A  Assertiveness/communication/ social skills
R  Responsibility/Role modeling
E  Esteem for self and others/ Empathy development

A 15 to 20 hour training and curriculum are provided for community volunteers who work with youth ages two through 18.  DTBY can be used to enhance existing programs or build new youth programs.  Training includes:

  • Interactive activities
  • Methods for structuring positive work, play and learning environments
  • Strategies for everyday situations
  • Development of positive role models

Training is not required, but recommended, to implement this program.  See Research and Publications for evaluation results on the original study.