Dare to Dream Children's Foundation

Rating: 4.88 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Philanthropy

Location: 6310 Lbj Freeway, Suite 111 Dallas TX 75240 USA

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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1 person found this review helpful

I have known Jan Tennyson for over 20 years; and I can say that she started The Dare to Dream Foundation because she has a heart for troubled, neglected and/or abused youth.

I have found Jan to be a kind and sincere woman who has worked tirelessly for others. Dream to Dream Foundation is funded by private donations. Please consider this truly great non-profit organization to be worthy of your donations.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I support Dare to Dream because it reaches out to young people, who have been largely forgotten, with the life changing, liberating message of Jesus Christ!

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I had a chance to meet Jan 25 years ago when she initially began Dare to Dream. She is a very caring/giving person with a history that truly hits home with her target audience. I am very grateful that I can contribute financially to help her reach kids and let them know that they can have so much more than what they may see in their lives at the moment - she truly helps them to Dare to Dream!!

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Dare to Dream is an organization that I truly believe in. Jan has made it her life's mission to reach out and help these children. I pray that God continues to use Jan and Dare to Dream to do His work.

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God is using Dare to Dream for His plan of redemption. Jan Tennyson has a heart and passion for helping children and her autobiography~~She Dares to Dream~~is highly recommended as inspiration to all! May God continue to bless this organization in its 25th year & beyond! Blessings, Barbie

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Dare to Dream is a wonderful organization. I am glad to have donated to the organization to help children dare to dream.

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2008

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I think I first heard of the sound work that Dare to Dream was providing to children in 1995. It has been a pleasure to be of some support to this organization since that time. Jan Tennyson has a true heart for children, especially those that have been separated from their families. As it has been said, "our greatest ministry opportunities come from our greatest hurts': If you read Jan's autobiography, "She Dares to Dream", it's evident that God was planning to use her in this way from an early age. James 1:27 tells us: "True religion is to visit the fatherless and the widows in their trouble . . ." Jan has been demonstrating true religion for many years and its true that actions speak much louder than words.

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Dare to Dream has changed lives for decades. The love and concern for children is phenominal! God's love shines through this director and her volunteers. All have stepped out in total faith to ministry to children all over the world who are hurting and need encouragement to feel good about themselves and live productive, fruitful lives. I cannot say enough good about this wonderful foundation.

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

Mexico, other foreign countries and certainly, the US as well. Children who would have been lost in society now have a chance to live wonderful lives and be an asset to society.

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

Try to do as good a job as Jan Tennyson has. Her passion and dedication, even through very challenging times, has been amazing.

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

Seeing God's love shine through the director, her volunteers and the children and parents that Dare to Dream has helped.

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

Godly and dedicated.

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

Help more and more children throughout the world.

Ways to make it better...

If I spent more time personally.

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

Time and Money.

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

May God bless Dare to Dream. He has and I pray that He continues to do so.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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