The DAREarts Leadership Awards show the world the action that young people are taking to affect change in their own lives and communities. Every year, DAREarts selects former participants who have demonstrated leadership and the DARE values in their own life to receive a DAREarts Leadership Award in recognition of their excellence.

If you are chosen:
Each Leadership Award recipient will receive an engraved Leadership Awards medallion plus a $500 award. We will work with you to create a short and impactful video that showcases who you are and why you’re receiving this special award. The video will be shared broadly on social media, and your story will become part of this year’s annual Leadership Awards celebrations.

You are eligible to apply if you have participated in a DAREarts program and are at least 12 years old. There is no upper age limit — even if your time in DAREarts was several years ago, you are still eligible to apply for this award.

How to apply:
Answer the questions below. Then send your application to us by clicking the Submit button! If you’d prefer to record a video of yourself answering the questions instead of writing them, please share your video with us either through direct message on Instagram OR by uploading your video to a free sharing platform like WeTransfer or Dropbox and emailing the link to with the subject line “Application for DAREarts Leadership Awards 2021”.