DTBY helps youth thrive, not just survive.
Our mission is to inspire young adults to make their mark and drive community change.
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
The impacts of Youth Inspire Community Day are astounding. I don’t think many people realize how reassuring it can be to have people talk about their struggles and how they overcame them. I didn’t know how helpful this event would be until I joined. I was immediately engaged by all the excited vibes and energy I could feel from the speakers! My heart goes out to everyone who participated and…
Youth Inspire Community Day has inspired me to take leadership and help out my community members. I may be too young to start a business now, but I can slowly grow my resilience and motivation so that I can accomplish these larger goals in the near future.
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.