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) empowers high school students and young adults (14-24) in the Halton/Hamilton regions and beyond to unlock their potential through mentorship and leadership initiatives.
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.
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…