DAREarts: IGNITING REAL CHANGE
Discipline. Action. Responsibility. Excellence. These are the values we’ve strived to inspire in over 200,000 at-risk children and youth since 1996. In underserved communities across Canada, these amazing young people are engaging in out-of-school workshops in all the arts, building their confidence and courage against all odds. With guidance from artist-educators, their potential is unlocked, empowering them to be leaders and ignite change - in their own lives and in their communities.
"When I was nine, my mother died from substance abuse. My father abandoned me when I was seven. He was dead before I was a teenager. I was angry. Timid. Alone. Then I found DAREarts. I realized that life wouldn’t do me any favours, and that I’d have to become my own leader. DAREarts gave me a second chance at life." Liz, 15
Confidence & Hope
“ Our schools are in a high needs area of Toronto. The influence of DAREarts programs on positive student behaviour cannot be measured: opportunity to experience, more confidence, greater communications skills, greater pride, and a greater ability to believe in themselves and their futures….”
Aldona Volunge, Elmbank JMS Principal
Are you ready to ignite change in the lives of kids facing tough life challenges?
It's with supporters like these, DAREarts kids ignite change.