DTBY helps youth thrive, not just survive.
What would the world be like if we all chose to rise above our self-doubt, fears, and make our mark?
Dare to be Youth Charity (DTBY) is a movement dedicated to empowering high school students and young adults (14-24) in the Halton/Hamilton region and beyond. We believe in the power of community as a key component of thriving and wellness, and we aim to connect youth, facilitate opportunities for dialogue, and help them build the skills to truly thrive.
CYC embraces the movement of purpose, authenticity, and most importantly peer mentorship. We are stronger together.
student volunteer initiatives
An opportunity for highschool students to participate and engage in meaningful community service initiatives, paying forward the action of giving back.
peer networking and community engagement
Are you part of a youth leadership group? Join our peer-to-peer network to engage with our CYC and build community with an inspiring network of peers.
Community Youth Council for youth inspire program grads
Youth will be invited to join the CYC, providing them with further opportunity to take a leadership role and drive change.
financial wellness & resilience series
This series focuses on helping youth get set up for a life of financial wellness, and on how to be resilient during financial challenges.
youth inspire community day replay
This year’s virtual event has ended. However, not to worry. We will be making the recording available in the coming weeks.
partners for change
I feel inspired to get more involved, and less anxious about choosing a path for the future, with the wisdom that it’s not set in stone. Many of the things talked about are not new concepts, but most of us don’t really understand them (even though we think we do). Sometimes you need to hear it from someone who has been there and done that, and made it out glowing;…
Youth Inspire Community Day helps us understand that there are people out there who have been through some of the same things as us and didn’t give up. Some changed themselves while others tried harder to become better. The event helped me connect to the speakers and feel motivated to try my best and and persevere.
Youth Inspire Community Day is an opportunity for students to work towards a common goal – strengthening leadership skills, as well as applying resilience to everyday life. This is taught through the real life experiences of guest speakers, activities, and discussions among peers. This day impacts and resonates with the students positively, having learned about failure, ownership, and change. This day inspires those to achieve great things, and to always…