DAREarts uses the arts as a tool to empower children and youth who are facing life challenges, to realize their individual strength and uniqueness, unlock their potential for positive personal expression, and to ignite change in their lives.
DAREarts provides a variety of out-of-school arts programs that DARE children and youth to find their own voice as they engage in music, dance, drama, visual arts, architecture, fashion, literature, photography, videography and culinary arts experiences. The students also practise the values of Discipline, Action, Responsibility and Excellence as they build their courage, self-esteem and leadership skills to take on life’s challenges. By teaching their peers what they have learned, they are empowered to become leaders, not followers, and ignite change — in their own lives and in their communities.
“We need DAREarts to bring our kids back to hope, to action, to self-advocacy.”
- School Principal