Why Dare2Lead?

Bullying is a rapidly increasing issue in our society and crosses all age groups and segments of the community. Students who experience bullying have increased rates of substance abuse, thoughts of suicide, depression, anxiety, and lower educational outcomes.

The traditional Dare2Lead program empowers students and educators to act as leaders and interrupt bullying behaviors effectively. It is an evidence-based program that creates young leaders who are uniquely equipped to foster a more inclusive social climate.

Due to the pandemic, the full in-person Dare2Lead program has been postponed through the 2021-2022 academic year. In its place will be a series of one-hour previously-recorded virtual sessions on cyberbullying, mental health and self care, racial inequity, and communicating across differences.

Instagram contest

Dare2Lead is hosting an Instagram contest to help propagate inclusion and kindness on the following three days:

December 10: National Human Rights Day
Give an example of how you stand up for human rights and/or share a human rights issue that is important to you.

January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Share how you stand up for racial justice and/or create your own “I have a dream…” statement.

February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
Engage in a random act of kindness and post about it. What did you do? How did it make you feel?

To enter students must:

  • Follow @cleveleads on Instagram
  • Create an Instagram post (Stories not eligible) on the topic for the specific day
  • Tag @cleveleads & include hashtag #Dare2LeadCLC
  • Make sure your profile is public that day so CLC can see your entry

One $50 Amazon gift card winner will be selected for each day and and one $100 Amazon gift card winner will be selected from those participating in all three days. Winners will be randomly drawn.

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If you have questions about the Dare2Lead program or the Instagram contest, contact Evie DuVernay, Director of High School Programs, (216-592-2296).

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