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.
I was privileged to serve with DARE TO DREAM CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION, as a volunteer, Mentor and Chaplain for approximately 7 years and it was one of the most fulfilling times of my walk with the Lord! DTDCF has been a fruitful ministry for over 22 years, where teenagers whom have been abandoned, abused, neglected, deprived and have gotten into trouble as a result, can find hope, healing and restoration. Many are baptized into Christ and find their way as a result. I am so blessed to have met and have worked under its Director Jan Tennyson. A woman after Gods's own heart when it comes to injured children! She knows their heart, for she herself came out a foster home! God always chooses the right person for the right job! HaleluYah!
As I was trying to decide between being a Client Served or a Volunteer I was torn because I have had the awesome opportunity to be on both sides of this organization. When I was younger Dare to Dream offered my bothers and I opportunities that our SE status would normally not have been able to afford us. We received gifts at Christmas as well as served other families throughout the year at various events. Now that I am an Educator and the Youth Director at my church, I am able to volunteer with Dare to Dream and serve kids and families allowing them to experience the same opportunities I have had. This is a wonderful ministry to be a part of and I encourage everyone who can to participate in changing the lives of kids forever!