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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Foster Care, Philanthropy, Youth Development - Religious Leadership, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: We pick up the pieces of broken lives of at-risk youth to meet their emotional and spiritual needs - enabeling them to turn the tide of destructive behavior by providing educational enrichment programs to prevent crime and overcome problems of drug and alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, the school drop-out rate, and teen suicide. Most of the youth we serve are fatherless or have a mom working two jobs. Many have no guidence from a parent and end up in jail or on the streets of our cities.

Target demographics: at-risk youth and the homeless in group homes, detention centers and orphanages

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,000 students

Geographic areas served: Dallas Texas and throughout the US

Programs: crime prevention and spiritual development programs including one-on-one mentoring, workshops, and recreational activities. Youth (ages 10 - 18) are provided referrals to job opportunities, positive youth groups, a church, or a school of higher education. With community support we provide Christmas activities and gifts to youth with special needs. Most of our youngsters are fatherless and from low incoming families. We serve more than 1,000 children a year.Please see www.daretodream-dallas.org

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dare to Dream is an outstanding organization with a true heart for changing the lives of troubled youth for the better. A cadre of dedicated volunteers under the guidance of founder Jan Tennyson give countless hours each week to bring a positive message of hope for a more productive life to these youth who are caught up in the restorative justice system.

sroubinek

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

How do you begin to tell the story of a very longtime friendship with this charity's founder, Jan Tennyson! Approaching thirty years of greatness on a global level! Jan, a fearless leader and prayer warrior at her best. You have got to purchase her book, DARE TO DREAM ! Her story is awesome. Jan, you will always be my hero. Your heart and graciousness you put into everything you do including relationships ! Please support this organization so they can continue to bless countless lives of children all over the world! The graphic below is A perfect description of my friend Jan!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can attest to this organization's amazing record, as well as their fearless leader. I have known Jan for so many years, I have lost count. I was there when this vision was just a dream in Jan's head. Then, blessed to see it materialize and develop and truly be blessed of God.

Not for the faint of heart to be diligent in what God calls you to do. From their founder to their board, they live to change the lives of foster children in the world. It has been one of my great blessings to be on the sidelines watching and enjoying what God put together!

2 ss00777

Donor

Rating: 5

A+ Non Profit for troubled youth that are looking for purpose and the right doors to open in their lives. Amazing! Excellent use of resources, money, and a magnificent foundation to donate, invest, and give back to. Bravo!!!!

1 Simon D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jan is an amazing woman and her organisation is touching many lives. keep up the great work!

Review from Guidestar

3 Jack61

Donor

Rating: 5

Having known Jan Tennyson for over 15 years, we were quite familiar with her work and her compelling compassion to help the children who can’t help themselves.
Today more than ever we need solid faith based people and organizations that will step up for those in need that can’t yet care for themselves. People and organizations that won’t hesitate to help and speak life into the lives of those who are in need. Dare to Dream Foundation is one of those organizations. Thank you for being there and for being available. We are excited to be a small part of your work.

Review from Guidestar

3 John402

Advisor

Rating: 5

Dare to Dream is a charity that makes a difference for at risk youth, and can truly make our world a better place. Sharing God's word and life through Christ with music, caring, and heart felt stories in small groups and 1 to 1 can be all some people need to change the direction of their life. I joined Jan as an advisory board member many years ago and have been blessed by a long association.

Review from Guidestar

3 Rita39

Donor

Rating: 5

The Dare to Dream Children's Foundation has impacted the lives of many children in their time of need!

2 Jordan39

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a world changing idea that is executed through the love and compassion of its leader. Wonderful people with honest hearts acting out the love of Jesus to men, women, and youth that need it the most. I highly recommend any Dare to Dream to anyone and everyone who has a chance to donate money and time to this established organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For almost 15 years, I have known and been associated with Jan Tennyson, Founder of Dare to Dream Children's Foundation. She is the real deal. Jan's upbringing inspires her to reach out to disadvantaged and at-risk children, and share hope for a better future. The awards, community support, and changed lives speak for themselves. Dare to Dream is worthy of your support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I just recently met Jan Tennyson founder of Dare to Dream. After reading the story of her Dare to Dream journey that spans nearly 3 decades, I cannot believe what one person sold out to a passion can accomplish!
Changing the destiny of at-risk youth all over the world has been nothing but phenomenal for this firecracker of a lady. Even in her Senior years she continues to champion the cause of these forgotten ones of society.
If you have the opportunity to support this organization, do it! Your reward will be great!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with DTD for over 15 years and have been amazed at the work God has done in the lives of the children. Jan Tennyson faithfulness and commitment to the vision God placed on her heart has changed the lives of so many. It's a great organization to get involved in if you really want to make an impact that really matters and makes a difference.