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April 4, 2011

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April 4, 2011

I volunteered to be on one of the many teams that Dare to Dream operates in the county of Dallas, Texas. The detention center houses up to 100 children ages from 7 up to 17 awaiting their trials or release dates. You can see the same faces for several month until their cases are determined. I talked privately with them to find out their greatest need, which for many was someone to listen to them and prayed with them. Some accepted Jesus Christ as their savior with tears in their eyes, many needed more time and understanding because the world had roughly treated them robbing many of their innocence. They are all a work in progress because of their environment, but Dare to Dream makes a significant impact while they are incarcerated. The world I live in is very troubled and it's up to me to help change the youth's attitude that each person can Dare to Dream of a better, more loving and caring world tomorrow. I am now a resident Missionary to Haiti.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I saw many leave the detention center with new changed lives for Jesus Christ.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the volunteers to impact more children in more places in each city. The more you give to the children of your time and experience and love, the more it impacts their lives for good. This works anywhere in the world.

August 11, 2009

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August 11, 2009

I have known Jan Tennyson and her work with the children's foundation since 2000. As she and the teams she trains reach out to youth in detention centers, orphanages and the foster care system, I have seen the effect her message of faith, hope and love has brought to hundreds, perhaps thousands. She inspires and builds self esteem in youth who see no hope, have received little love and possess little self esteem. Her teams share from their heart and there is always a positive response by the youth who see someone who genuinely cares about them. This organization has reached out for 20 years to lift up disadvantaged youth. I am proud to be a friend of Jan Tennyson's and to have had the privilege of volunteering in Dare to Dream.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the faces and hearing the comments from youth who so appreciate people coming to encourage, inspire and help build them up.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the atmosphere of sincere love and concern demonstrated by the founder and the other volunteers I have met.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Awesome!!! Everyone I have met and interacted with sincerely care about helping youth reach their potential.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach thousands more youth!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 9, 2009

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August 9, 2009

Dare to Dream Foundation has made such an impact in my life because of the volunteers associated with this organization. The founder and the volunteers are all solid individuals who are truly impacting the youth of this generation. They not only reach out with their acts of service, but they really love and care for them. You can see it in the way they communicate with the youth. I have seen different youth's lives be changed and transformed because of the work they are doing. The volunteers are sensitive to the youth and what they have gone through but are not afraid to boldly speak life into their lives and to speak truth into their spirits. The founder is the most loving person I know. She makes the foundation different and unique because of her love for God and her love for youth and all people. She is an inspiration for all and any youth that comes in contact with her can't help but be touched by her love whether they know it or not.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

youth coming to our church and getting baptized

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get the word out more in churches and the work place to get more volunteers because it is so great

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the other volunteer workers--they are all solid people with great characters

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all great people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do so much for the youth of this nation and other nations as well!

Ways to make it better...

the founder could be there at every volunteer opportunity but of course that is impossible-she can't be everywhere at all times!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

needing more volunteers who are able to take leadership roles and carry it even further--help the founder out with the vision she has

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love it!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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