About Dare Mighty Things
"The fact that the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program has become an unmatched success is the direct result of the high-quality training and technical assistance that DMT has provided to ChalleNGe over the past ten years."
-- Joe Padilla
Deputy Chief, Office of Athletics and Youth Development, NGB

Mission and Philosophy

Dare Mighty Things is a trusted partner of public sector entrepreneurs, our mission is to deliver technology infused, performance management solutions for large-scale programs that affect vulnerable populations. We apply our knowledge, training, and organizational expertise to the task of supporting those who work with the least empowered in our society.

We help our partners do their jobs more effectively by enhancing their resources, providing new and more powerful tools, and helping to hone the tools they already have. As a result, they are better able to help those who struggle against adversity become more fulfilled, more self-confident, and more self-sufficient.

For more details, read a message from company founder, David Van Patten.

The Company

Established in 1991, Dare Mighty Things is a consulting and training firm with offices in Arlington, VA and Portsmouth, NH. The Portsmouth location includes extensive training and event facilities.

Our partners include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and institutions charged with, or responsible for, delivering support services to underserved or at-risk populations within our society. These include service members and their families, veterans, prisoners, families impacted by incarceration, high school dropouts, traumatized children, young offenders, the homeless, and others.

See our Capabilities Profile for more information.

Since 1991, we have successfully developed, or have been integrally part of, more than 100 major initiatives, with our involvement ranging from full program design and implementation to integrated solutions such as development of research reports, business plans, program models, operational tools, performance management methods and tools, and training and technical assistance programs.

Our client engagements are documented and supported by case studies available on this website.