We provide leadership development opportunities through arts-based education to children and youth in underserved communities across Canada.
Children and youth from underserved communities face a lack of opportunities to develop essential skills for future success.
DAREarts students are selected by teachers and principals as the students who would benefit from the opportunity the most; these are students who are facing barriers associated with poverty, food insecurity, bullying, social isolation, and violence – these are students who need a turning point in their life.
Backed by schools who send students to DAREarts for a full school day…
Schools and teachers believe strongly in DAREarts’ impact and send their students to our program for a full school day each week for ten weeks.
We See Leaders Everywhere
Instead of focusing on young people that have already demonstrated their leadership capacity, we see our programs as a critical intervention for children and youth who may never consider themselves as leaders without our support.
We believe leaders aren’t born, they’re grown. We create a learning environment where participants can develop the skills, behaviors and confidence they need to see themselves as capable of making positive change in their own lives and in their communities.
what we've achieved
With the help of our donors and your support.