We’re so grateful to have you attend and celebrate youth excellence across Canada with us!  Over the month of June, we’re continuing to RISE, and challenging you to consider “#WhyIRISE” – a statement that asks us all to reflect and express what our shared cause means to you. Together, we’re helping kids feel more connected, capable and feel more confident about seeing themselves as agents for change, in their own lives and in their communities. 

YOU can help ensure young people continue to benefit from DAREarts programs and support youth excellence across Canada with us by taking part in the RISE 2022 Fundraising Challenge! All the money raised will support DAREarts programming. Click the DONATE button below to begin raising funds.

OUr Youth Leadership Award WInners!

Adekunbi (KB), 16

KB had spent most of her life believing that her academic success and validation was the only thing that mattered, but it was only when the pandemic hit that KB’s journey to self-discovery began. While struggling through online school and social isolation, KB found her solace in YLI, the Youth Leadership Institute at DAREarts. Congrats KB!

Brooklyn, 12

Brooklyn is from Webequie First Nation, a fly-in only community in Northern Ontario. Brooke enjoys camping, singing and playing sports like hockey and basketball. Being a leader to Brooke means being a great example to her friends and to encourage them to make positive decisions in school, at home and in their community. DAREarts programming helped Brooke boost her self-esteem when she practiced dance and learned to perform a routine. She has shared that she is grateful for the opportunity to learn and become the best person she can be to create positive impact. Congratulations Brooklyn!

Saheel, 15

Saheel is a tenth grader who is big on computers and tech, and one day hopes to develop video games. Saheel also has an artistic side – he enjoys making music, creating visual art, and making his own memes. Due to his experience with DAREarts, Saheel was able take his vast range of skills and apply them to create positive change in his community. Way to go, Saheel!