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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

15 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.

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!!!!

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 Rita39

Donor

Rating: 5

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

3

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!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

The founder of the program is the reason I support this foundation wholeheartedly. I have been present as she has boldly tells her story. Her story has been not only used as a testimony for His Glory but also as the fertile soil for healing of others. She did not wallow in her pain but saw her pain as the avenue to prevent the same kind of pain in others. I am inspired as I see her consistent work for God's Kingdom. Brenda

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Jan Tennyson has a heart for young people especially young teenagers who have been incarcerated or orphaned. Jan works so hard to connect them with our group so that they can hear first hand outstanding testimonies of Christian businessmen who can help show them a way to rise above their circumstances and become productive.

3 Theodore C.

Donor

Rating: 5

Dare To Dream: This group reaches out to forgotten youth in state institutions. They are changing lives through their ministry of caring and hope!

Previous Stories
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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

3 ggkihlberg

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1

Donor

Rating: 4

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!!

1 Karissa D.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.