Join the Dare Greatly
Be a Part of Something Bigger
This isn’t just about scholarships, it is about being part of a culture and community that embraces the “Dare Greatly” mindset and lives by the core principles of Compassion, Integrity, and Respect.
Our Youth Committee plays a vital role at the Dare Greatly Foundation by providing fresh perspectives, promoting diversity and inclusion, fostering innovation, and strengthening the organization’s connections within the Connecticut community.
We also look to our Youth Committee Leaders to spearhead awareness and fundraising efforts at their schools and in their communities. It is a great way to be involved at the local level yet have an impact on fellow students throughout the state.
When you get involved with the Dare Greatly Youth Committee you can:
Develop Leadership Skills
Get Hands-On Experience
Inspire Other Youth
Have an Impact On Your Community and State
Some Additional Benefits of Getting Involved
You should consider volunteering at the Dare Greatly Foundation for several compelling reasons:
Personal Growth: Volunteering provides opportunities for personal growth and development. It can help you build self-confidence, improve interpersonal skills, and develop a sense of empathy and compassion.
Resume Building: Volunteering looks impressive on a resume and can make you stand out to colleges and future employers. It demonstrates a commitment to social responsibility and community engagement.
Skill Development: Volunteering offers a chance to gain practical skills and experience in areas such as leadership, communication, project management, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Networking: Volunteering provides opportunities to network with people from diverse backgrounds, including professionals, fellow volunteers, and community members. These connections can be valuable for future career opportunities.
Exploration of Interests: Volunteering allows you to explore different interests and passions.
Making a Difference: Volunteering is a way to make a positive impact on the community and the world. You can contribute to a cause that you care about and feel a sense of fulfillment by helping those in need.
Civic Engagement: Volunteering fosters civic engagement and a sense of responsibility toward the community. It teaches you the importance of giving back and being an active participant in society.
Real-World Experience: Volunteering provides a taste of real-world experience. It exposes you to the challenges and opportunities of nonprofit work, helping you gain a better understanding of social issues and potential career paths.
Moral and Ethical Values: Volunteering can reinforce moral and ethical values by promoting our core values of Compassion, Integrity, and Respect and a commitment to making the world a better place.
Sense of Purpose: Find a sense of purpose and fulfillment through being a part of the Dare Greatly Foundation. It can combat feelings of isolation or purposelessness and promote mental well-being.
Education and Awareness: Volunteering often involves learning about important social issues and gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges facing communities. This knowledge can lead to a more informed and empathetic view towards others.
Professional References: Students may secure strong professional references from staff or supervisors, which can be valuable when applying for jobs or internships.
Scholarship and College Application Boost: Some colleges and scholarship programs value community service and consider it when making admissions or funding decisions.
Time Management Skills: Balancing volunteer work with academic commitments teaches you valuable time management skills that can benefit you in other aspects of life.
Leadership Opportunities: You can develop leadership skills and take on responsibilities that can be beneficial for your future careers.
Volunteering at the Dare Greatly Foundation can be a rewarding and enriching experience that complements your academic and personal goals. Get started and click the “Get Involved” button below to contact us!