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DMT to Develop E-learning for Ketchikan Indian Community (November 2017)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) was recently awarded contracts to develop e-learning for Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC). E-learning modules will be developed for the Human Resources Department and Tribal Health Clinic staff, covering a range of topics to support organizational development and improve patient care. The Tribal Health Clinic provides multi-level medical, dental, and social services, as well as essential preventive services such as cancer screening, TB screening, prenatal care, physical therapy, diabetes screening, and health education to all Alaska Native and American Indians residing in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. read more

Shannon St. Pierre, Creative Learning Solutions Analyst, Returns to Her Alma Mater to Inspire and Advise UNH’s Social Innovation Interns (June 2017)
Shannon St. Pierre, Creative Learning Solutions Analyst, was recently invited to return to her alma mater, University of New Hampshire, to participate in an alumni panel for Social Innovation Interns and share advice and success stories about her career at Dare Mighty Things (DMT). Three other alumni, Megan Brabec, Keegan Smith, and Conor McFarland, also sat on the panel to share their experiences as interns and how it impacted their career paths. Shannon participated in the Social Innovation Internship Program in 2013 at Dare Mighty Things, and graduated from UNH in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Psychology, at which time she was offered a full-time position with DMT. read more

Dare Mighty Things Continues Outreach, Education, and Training Benefiting NH Veterans, Service Members, and their Families (April 2017)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) has recently been awarded a follow-on contract through the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to provide outreach, education, and training benefiting NH Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. This initiative, led by DMT’s Chief Operating Officer, Jacqueline Bessette, will involve the implementation of 12 trainings for civilian service providers across New Hampshire. read more

Jacqueline Bessette Advances to Chief Operating Officer
I am excited to share the good news that Jacqueline Bessette has advanced to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Dare Mighty Things (DMT). As our team, partners, and clients know very well, Jacqueline has moved from a bright, energetic analyst eight years ago to a creative and service-oriented leader as our Director of Creative Learning Solutions. read more

Jim Seevers Joins MentorPrize Board of Directors (June 2016)
Jim Seevers, Chief Operating Officer and member of the DMT Team since 2007, recently joined the Board of Directors of MentorPrize. read more

National Mentoring Summit (February 2016)
On January 27, 2016 Dare Mighty Things joined nearly 1,000 youth mentoring practitioners, researchers, advocates, corporate partners, and government and civic leaders for the sixth annual National Mentoring Summit. This signature event for the youth mentoring field was convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and was supported by a diverse group of public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders, including the Summit’s Premiere and Lead Sponsors, AT&T, and Bank of America, and presenting partners Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and America’s Promise Alliance. read more

Senator Honors Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. (February 2016)
On February 22, 2016, Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania sponsored a day of tribute honoring The Reverend Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., former Mayor of Philadelphia and founder and President of Amachi, Inc. For more than 15 years, the Amachi mentoring program has provided effective mentoring to youth impacted by incarceration. Since Dr. Goode founded Amachi, at least 350 Amachi-modeled programs have helped over 300,000 children in more than 250 cities nationwide. read more

Dare Mighty Things Supports Amachi Mentoring Enhancements Sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (November 2015)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) is proud to support the Amachi Mentoring Enhancement Project 2.0 (AMEP 2.0), funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This enhancement, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr., is designed to strengthen and expand existing mentoring activities and contribute to evidence-based practices throughout the mentoring community. read more

Jacqueline Bessette Named to IACET Board of Directors (July 2015)
I am proud to announce that Jacqueline Bessette has been named to the Board of Directors for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The Board is the guiding force for the association that advances the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation. read more

Jacqueline Bessette, Director of Creative Learning Solutions, Returns to Her Alma Mater to Share Successes in Education, Career, and Leadership (May 2015)
Jacqueline Bessette, Director of Creative Learning Solutions, was recently invited to return to her alma mater, Bryant University, to share her successes in education, career, and leadership. read more

Dare Mighty Things (DMT) is proud to bring our legacy of consulting and training services in support of vulnerable populations to our new parent company, Career Training Concepts (CTC) (April 2015)
Our shared values, knowledge, talents, and experiences will bring a great synergy, and the quality products and services will enhance a growing number of client initiatives. read more

Dare Mighty Things to Provide Outreach, Education, and Training Benefiting NH Veterans, Service Members, and their Families (April 2015)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) has recently been awarded a contract through the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to provide outreach, education, and training benefiting NH Veterans, Service Members, and their Families.read more

DMT Renews Status as Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs (March 2015)
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded Dare Mighty Things a new term of the Authorized Provider status. This prestigious authorization demonstrates DMT's continuing commitment to high-quality lifelong learning and high standards for all of its programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training.read more

DMT’s Approach to Online Learning Ranked Among the Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2014 (January 2015)
A recent article in Learning Solutions Magazine, authored by the Director of the Creative Learning Solutions team, Jacqueline Bessette, has been ranked among the top 10 most-read articles of 2014. Learning Solution Magazine is a publication of the E-learning Guild – the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for e-learning professionals.read more

Dare Mighty Things Receiving National Attention for Innovative Approaches to Online Learning (November 2014)
DMT’s Director of the Creative Learning Solutions team, Jacqueline Bessette, has recently been featured in Learning Solutions Magazine, a publication of the E-learning Guild – the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for e-learning professionals. read more

Dare Mighty Things to Create Online Micro E-Learning for the Amachi Enhancement of Mentoring Programs (October 2014)
At the end of September, the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) awarded $21 million in grants to not for profit mentoring organizations. These grants are administered by OJP’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). read more

Children of Prisoners Partnership Launches with DMT Support (October 2013)
Partnering with Prison Fellowship International (PFI), Dare Mighty Things efforts have helped establish the successful launch of the Children of Prisoners (CP) Partnership on October 1, 2013. This program introduction positions PFI to reach and serve thousands of children of prisoners in Africa, Asia, and South America in the coming years.
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Dare Mighty Things wins OJJDP Research Grant for Youth Initiated Mentoring (September 2013)
Dare Mighty Things is part of team of heavy-hitters in the field of mentoring, recently awarded a Mentoring Best Practices Research Grant through the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The research team, led by Professors Jean Rhodes (UMass Boston) and Renee Spencer (Boston University) will conduct research on "Youth Initiated Mentoring: An innovative approach to mentoring at-risk youth."
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Dare Mighty Things offers Increased Capacity to NonProfit Organizations (September 2012)
Through coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Dare Mighty Things is continuing to make the highly valued website, StrengtheningNonprofits.org, available at no cost to the Federal government.
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Breakthrough Mentoring Concept Lauded by Researchers (July 2013)
Three recently published studies conducted by the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Evidence Based Mentoring demonstrate that an innovative, new mentoring concept holds great potential for youth development.
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DMT President meets with Secretary of Defense (July 2013)
David Van Patten, President and CEO of Portsmouth based Dare Mighty Things, Inc. was invited by New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, to participate in a defense company roundtable discussion held Monday, July 8 at Pease International Tradeport.
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Dare Mighty Things, Inc. honored with the PATRIOT AWARD (April 2013)
The New Hampshire Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Dare Mighty Things, Inc. and Dave Van Patten have been honored with the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support to employee, and Rye resident, Captain Thomas Pufki, who serves in the New Hampshire Army National Guard.

The award, presented to company President and CEO, Dave Van Patten by NH ESGR committee member, Ted Kehr, and Pufki as the nominating officer, recognizes the supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to them.
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Youth Leaders: Check Out the Complimentary Webinar Series on Getting Ready to Serve Youth (April 2013)
Funded by the Caruth Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star (BBBS LS), in partnership with Dare Mighty Things (DMT), presents the Getting to Ready Webinar Series. This four part series shares what BBBS LS discovered in the process of getting ready to serve youth facing a wide range of adversity – specifically truancy and adjudication. The premise of the work is that setting up a strong infrastructure that creates stronger matches and increased school connectedness for all students is the critical foundation for successful work with harder to reach youth. BBBS LS uncovered innovations in match support, academic intervention strategies, partnerships, and mentor recruiting and retention that lay this foundation.
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Dare Mighty Things to Strengthen National Ministry Programs (March 2013)
Dare Mighty Things has been engaged to provide research and program design services for Prison Fellowship International (PFI). The faith-based organization, established in association with Prison Fellowship, (founded in 1976 by former White House Chief Counsel, Charles W. Colson), is dedicated to improving the lives of prisoners and their families. PFI recently solicited DMT to provide services to develop programs to be piloted and expanded throughout PFI locations around the world. Initial DMT efforts will focus on benchmarking existing Prison Fellowship (PF) Affiliate programs to identify best practices in three key program areas.
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Gala lauds DMT Sponsored Program for Challenged Youth (February 2013)
Dare Mighty Things team members joined supporters from all over the country, on February 26, 2013, as the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program celebrated 20 years of success at the eighth annual ChalleNGe Champions Gala held at the JW Marriott ballroom in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the National Guard Youth Foundation, this year's Gala was particularly joyful, as it featured ChalleNGe alumni spanning two decades who have gone on to be successful citizens and leaders, attributing their success to the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.
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DMT Hired by New Mexico University to Improve Student Outcomes (February 2013)
Eastern New Mexico University recently engaged DMT to help devise a program that will improve student retention and achievement. The linchpin in the strategy is a faculty mentoring program designed to more fully engage Hispanic students at the University. DMT will design the program, develop the curriculum and deliver that training to University faculty in May.
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DMT Sheds Light on Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Programming (September 2012)
Dare Mighty Things, in collaboration with MPSC (Military Personnel Services Corporation) was recently awarded the National Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP)Performance Measurement contract through the National Guard Bureau. This performance management initiative will build on best practices in data collection, analysis, and reporting from 6-8 selected State Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Programs.
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Dare Mighty Things Wins Award Strengthening Support to Military Families (September 2012)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT), as part of a team with TaskSource, Inc., has been awarded a three-year contract for the Yellow Ribbon Center for Excellence in Reintegration. The DoD Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is led by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, (OSD-RA). DMT will conduct benchmarking services, including research, interviews and site visits, to identify and confirm best practices, and distill those practices in resources and toolkits for use by all Reserve Components throughout the country.
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DMT Expands Reach to Support Autism Community (August 2012)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) has been engaged by Impact Autism(IA), a Cincinnati based non-profit agency, whose mission is to “change the world for people living with autism through life management solutions that help overcome the educational, emotional and social challenges of autism through each life stage.” DMT has been charged with developing a business plan that will guide the opening of an Adult Autism Center in the Cincinnati area.
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DMT Announces New Director of Finance(August 2012)
Robert W. Flynn joins Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) this month, as the Director of Finance and Administration. Flynn comes to DMT by way of the Massachusetts-based Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC), where he was a senior group controller and a business unit director, with management responsibility for clients in the Defense Department, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center,, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (OASD PA) Defense Media Activity (DMA), and the U.S. Air Force Global Command and Control System (GCCS) Single Sign-on Training Manager (SSTM).
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Dare Mighty Things Provides Services in Support of SAMHSA Strategies(April 2012)
The Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA), recently awarded a contract to Dare Mighty Things, in partnership with the Educational Development Center (EDC), to provide services that will assist in meeting SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives.
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DMT Provides Training for Army OneSource (March 2012)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) is currently working as part of a team to enhance and expand the competencies, capabilities, and capacity of Community Support Coordinators for Army OneSource. These coordinators build and sustain community partnerships as part of Army OneSource service to Soldiers and their Families. This engagement is the latest in a long standing effort by DMT to provide support to programs that impact Service members and their Families.
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Dare Mighty Things Celebrates ChalleNGe Champions (February 2012)
On February 28, 2012, supporters of the National Guard Youth Foundation gathered at the seventh Annual ChalleNGe Champions Gala to raise awareness for the “Silent Epidemic” of soaring high school dropout rates. The Gala featured celebrities, members of Congress and the Senate, Governors, senior National Guard and military members, corporate and community leaders, ChalleNGe Program Directors and Cadets.
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DMT Lends Support to National Mentoring Summit (January 2012)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT), along with nineteen other summit partners, joined host committee organizations MENTOR, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Harvard School of Public Health, and United Way Worldwide in supporting the Summit, held at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C., January 24 and 25, 2012.
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DMT to Provide STARBASE with Plan for Nation-wide Program Expansion (December 2011)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. has been contracted by STARBASE, Inc. to create a strategy for nation-wide program expansion including the research and development of best practices and a roadmap to grow the STARBASE 2.0 mentoring component.
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$3 Million Grant Brings Mentoring to Children of Military Families (November 2011)
The team of Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) and Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) was awarded a $3 million Multi-State Mentoring Initiative Grant by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Over the next three years, the P/PV - DMT team will be working with the Amachi Mentoring Coalition, a national partnership of secular and faith-based organizations working together to provide mentoring, to expand their reach to include youth with a parent in the military.
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CNCS Contract Awarded to DMT (September 2011)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) was awarded a one year plus one option year contract with the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), Office of Strategy and Special Initiatives. DMT and teaming partner the TCC Group, Inc. will perform a multi-dimensional assessment of the CNCS performance measurement pilot program. The pilot program is an important part of CNCS’ 2010-2015 strategic plan, which seeks to measure the results of service, hold grantees accountable for their performance, and inform the American public on the results of efforts to meet community and human needs. The purpose of the assessment is to understand how AmeriCorps State and National (ACSN) grantees and state commissions are adopting and implementing national performance measures.
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Free Mentor Training Available to All (September 2011)
A valuable new training resource for mentors is now available to the public on the The Center for the Advancement of Mentoring (TCAM) website. Dare Mighty Things (DMT) developed the TCAM Online Training Series for Mentors and Mentoring Program Staff, which includes six online training modules for mentors intended to be used in combination with in-person mentor training provided by mentoring programs, as well as two online modules for mentoring program staff about designing and delivering in-person mentor training.
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Van Patten Provides Support to Portsmouth Community Nonprofit  (May 2011)
Dare Mighty Things president David Van Patten lends his expertise to the community in many ways, including as the current vice president of the Cross Roads House Board of Directors. Van Patten is slated to take over as president of the Cross Roads House Board of Directors in July of this year. Cross Roads House has been providing secure, transitional shelter to individuals and families in the seacoast area since 1982. As the largest emergency and transitional shelter in New Hampshire, their need for operating revenue is great.
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Dare Mighty Things Team Awarded Federal Grant  (February 2011)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT), Public Private Ventures (P/PV), and ICF International (ICF) have been issued a grant by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to support training opportunities for high school dropouts and young adult offenders (age 18 to 24), nationwide. DMT, in collaboration with these partners, will join efforts with federal and state correctional agencies, local workforce investment boards, and community-based service providers to offer a proven array of academic, employment, and other re-entry-focused strategies designed to transform the lives of program participants.
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DMT Joins First Lady at National Mentoring Summit  (January 2011)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) joined major, national youth serving organizations in the first ever, National Mentoring Summit held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday January 25, 2011. The summit brought together influential mentoring stakeholders from the public and private sectors to chart the mentoring field’s future.
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City Year New Hampshire Receives the Gift of Training (January 2011)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) joins major, national youth serving organizations in the first ever, National Mentoring Summit to be held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., January 25, 2011. The summit will bring together influential mentoring stakeholders from the public and private sectors to chart the mentoring field’s future, expand its circle of influence, and focus the power of mentoring on a set of measurable outcomes.
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Dare Mighty Things Joins MENTOR as National Partner in January National Mentoring Summit (December 2010)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) joins major, national youth serving organizations in the first ever, National Mentoring Summit to be held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., January 25, 2011. The summit will bring together influential mentoring stakeholders from the public and private sectors to chart the mentoring field’s future, expand its circle of influence, and focus the power of mentoring on a set of measurable outcomes.
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DMT to Support Ongoing Training of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors (November 2010)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS NYC) are teaming up to support better mentoring through an OJJDP 2010 Strategic Enhancement Grant. DMT will be acting as a subcontractor to BBBS NYC and is tasked with designing a Learning Management System, developing eLearning modules, and training BBBS NYC staff on best practices in virtual mentor training.
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DMT and Goldbelt Wolf Team to Enhance Performance Management at the National Guard (October 2010)
The team of Dare Mighty Things and Goldbelt Wolf has been selected by the National Guard Directorate of Manpower and Personnel to enhance performance management of essential programs effecting Service Members and their Families. Our team will identify performance outcomes and indicators and design a dashboard for J1 support programs: Psychological Health, Employer Support, Family, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Warrior Support, and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration.
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DMT to Expand the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (September 2010)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. (DMT) is happy to announce an expansion of support to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP). As directed by the National Guard Yellow Ribbon program office, DMT will expand existing best practices analysis to 15 additional states and the territory of Puerto Rico. National Guard organizations in these locations have been identified as having elements of a successful "comprehensive service support" model.
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DMT Launches Five Member Advisory Board (August 2010)
Dare Mighty Things’ (DMT) held it's second advisory board meeting on August 11, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. The five member advisory board consists of seasoned professionals with distinguished careers in military and government service as well as the private sector. Board members were carefully picked by David Van Patten, president of DMT to compliment the core values of the company; duty, action, results, and excellence.
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DMT Brings CSI: New York Star to Inspire Program Staff at Annual Workshop (July 2010)
A team of Dare Mighty Things (DMT) employees recently returned from San Diego, California where they worked to host the 2010 National Guard Youth ChalleNGe annual workshop. The annual workshop attended by 217 senior ChalleNGe program staff included planning sessions, seminars, and a keynote address from Hill Harper, star of CSI: New York and award-winning author. DMT staff orchestrated the four day event that served as a venue for participants to share innovative ideas and practices, learn from each other, and become inspired and equipped to make improvements in their programs.
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DMT announces two new mentoring contracts (May 2010)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) is pleased to announce two new contracts that showcase mentoring relationships. DMT’s strengths in program development, scaling, and technology infused solutions are well suited to the challenges that Big Brothers Big Sisters North Texas (BBBSNT) and iMentor have brought forward. The creative Learning Solutions team at DMT is uniquely qualified to provide the curriculum and technology based solutions needed for these two contracts.
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DMT mentoring program gains national attention (April 2010)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) has been engaged to design, develop, and launch a pilot mentoring component for STARBASE Academies located across the country known as STARBASE 2.0. Nebraska, along with Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, was chosen as a pilot site for STARBASE 2.0. Hundreds of middle school students are expected to enter into mentoring relationships by the end of the pilot roll-out in the summer of 2010.
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DMT consultant honored as a Champion for Children (April 2010)
Julie Golkowski, Principal Consultant at Dare Mighty Things, was honored as a Champion for Children by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Rockingham County in New Hampshire. She was selected as one of twelve honorees to receive this prestigious award, among other community leaders, educators, and police officers whom the recognition letter states are "outstanding community advocates who are doing exceptional work in protecting and enhancing the lives of abused children and families."
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DMT renews status as authorized provider of IACET CEUs (April 2010)
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded Dare Mighty Things a renewed term of the Authorized Provider status. This prestigious authorization demonstrates DMT's commitment to high-quality lifelong learning and high standards for all of its programs. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.
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DMT honored by the National Guard Association for its support of military families  (March 2010)
Dare Mighty Things was honored in March by the National Guard Association of New Hampshire (NGANH) for its support of military families. Representatives from the NGANH were on hand in Portsmouth, NH to present Dave Van Patten, president of DMT, with a plaque commemorating his involvement with their initiative to "Bring a Soldier Home for the Holidays."
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DMT wins Federal contract to help service members  (March 2010)
Dare Mighty Things, along with Military Personnel Services Corporation (MPSC) of Falls Church, VA, has been awarded the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) contract from the National Guard. The work includes providing information, services, referrals and proactive outreach programs to service members of the National Guard and Reserves and their families through all phases of the deployment cycle. Dare Mighty Things is supporting this program by developing a standardized “toolkit” using field-tested best practices that have proven successful throughout the nation.
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DMT trains nonprofit leaders in breakthrough management tools  (February 2010)
On January 22, DMT’s Venessa Mendenhall trained national nonprofit leaders in the use of breakthrough technologies at a Friends for Youth conference in San Francisco. Addressing mentoring professionals from across the country, Venessa demonstrated breakthrough tools they can use to help their organizations be more effective. Nonprofit leaders in attendance learned new, compelling ways to recruit and engage volunteers, raise funds, and manage their membership through web-based communities and social networking.
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DMT participates in White House mentoring celebration  (January 2010)
Dave Van Patten, President of Dare Mighty Things, was invited to the White House on January 20, 2010 to participate in President and Mrs. Obama's celebration of National Menotring Month. Van Patten is co-chair of the Research and Policy Council with University of Massachusetts Boston's Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. The mission of the RPC is to promote greater exchange among practitioners, policymakers, and researchers in order to strengthen the practice of youth mentoring. Recognized as a member of the Federal Mentoring Council, and having led many mentoring initiatives since 1991, Dare Mighty Things is playing an important role in the future of mentoring in America.
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DMT helps bring service members home for Christmas  (December 2009)
Dare Mighty Things was a key donor to the National Guard Association of New Hampshire in their campaign to bring service members home for Christmas. The effort raised the amount of money necessary to bring more than fifty service members from training in Indiana to spend Christmas with their families, before deploying to Afghanistan. Lauren Hudson of DMT was at the homecoming in Manchester, NH on December 23, and said, "It was a very heartwarming experience to watch these families reunite for the holiday."
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DMT president Dave Van Patten appointed to Board of Directors of City Year NH (December 2009)
David Van Patten of Dare Mighty Things has been appointed to the Board of Directors of City Year New Hampshire. City Year, a member of AmeriCorps, unites a diverse corps of young adults, ages 17 to 24, for a year of full-time service. Corps members mentor and tutor at-risk middle school students, lead after-school and Saturday service learning programs, and partner with business and community leaders to organize transformative physical service projects.
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DMT receives contract for Obama’s Strengthening Communities Fund (November 2009)
Dare Mighty Things has been awarded the contract to serve as the National Resource Center (NRC) for President Obama’s Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF), a Recovery Act-funded initiative. SCF has two programs -- the State, Local, and Tribal Government Capacity Building Program and the Nonprofit Capacity Building Program – both of which will be served by the NRC. The contract is worth $1.2 million over the next two years.
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Dare Mighty Things team awarded contract to help military families  (October 2009)
Dare Mighty Things, in partnership with Goldbelt Wolf of Alexandria, VA, has been awarded a $1.5 million Federal contract to design a national training program to support the families of National Guardsmen and Reservists. The National Guard wants to establish an approach that will ensure that their training programs are developed in an effective and efficient manner to match a variety of needs in an ever-changing operational environment. Dare Mighty Things (DMT) and Goldbelt Wolf (GBW) have partnered to create a team of highly qualified and experienced analysts and program designers for this endeavor.
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DMT and P/PV team awarded $17.8 million for mentoring  (September 2009)
Public/Private Ventures, in partnership with Dare Mighty Things, has been awarded over $17.8 million by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to build the capacity of Amachi mentoring programs serving youth impacted by incarceration.
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DMT consultant featured in book on leadership  (September 2009)
Keynote speaker, author, and longtime DMT consultant Karen Baetzel has been selected from a nationwide search to be featured in Stepping Stones to Success, a highly successful book series from Insight Publishing. The book will also feature best-selling authors Deepak Chopra (The Power of Purpose), Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), & Dr. Denis Waitley (featured in The Secret).
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U.S. Senator Shaheen speaks at DMT-hosted workshop  (August 2009)
United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) received a standing ovation in Portsmouth on August 11, 2009 for her remarks in support of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. “As we look at this new administration, there is a focus on looking at the data and what works and making sure there’s accountability for what we’re doing. And if we’re going to support programs that work, this is the kind of program we’ve got to be supporting.”
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DMT President Co-Chairs Research and Policy Council on Mentoring  (August 2009)
On August 4, 2009, Dr. Jean Rhodes of the University of Massachusetts and David Van Patten, president of Dare Mighty Things, co-chaired MENTOR’s Research and Policy Council in Washington DC. At the meeting, the Council honored four Presidential appointees who contributed greatly to the growth of mentoring in America. Those honored were David Eisner of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Robert Flores of the Department of Justice, Deborah Price of the Department of Education, and Harry Wilson of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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DMT trains national leaders in the use of Web 2.0 tools  (August 2009)
In July, DMT trained at a conference attended by more than 150 consultants and technical assistance providers. The training was in the use of Web 2.0 technology at the annual conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management in Palm Springs. Venessa Mendenhall and Sarah Mullins of DMT led a session entitled Going Virtual: Using the Internet to Recruit, Train, Fundraise, and More! Their presentation introduced participants to a variety of free and low-cost online tools they can harness to recruit and train high-quality volunteers and staff, collaborate with partners, raise funds, and manage client records.
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DMT partners with Ironman Todd Crandell to help addicts  (July 2009)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) has partnered with Ironman Todd Crandell to launch Racing for Recovery support groups in New Hampshire this fall. The partnership will kick off this November with an intensive speaking campaign by Crandell in local high schools, churches, community groups, and rehabilitation facilities. The campaign will culminate in a half marathon and the launch of a series of Racing for Recovery family support groups -- an innovative alternative to addiction prevention and recovery that redirects addicts' addictive impulses into fitness and sports.
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DMT plays big role in fundraising for local homeless shelter  (June 2009)
Dare Mighty Things (DMT) is playing an important role in the Capital Campaign of Portsmouth, NH homeless shelter, Cross Roads House. David Van Patten, president of Dare Mighty Things, sits on the Board of Directors, and is helping guide the organization in its endeavor to raise $5 million to rebuild the deteriorating local shelter.
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DMT accelerates launch of hundreds of children and youth programs (May 2009)
Dare Mighty Things has been contracted by the US Department of Health and Human Services ’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to apply their proven capacity building expertise to strengthen youth programs across the nation. Through a series of workshops targeted for youth program grant recipients, DMT presenters are training youth program directors and staff to implement solutions to fortify their programs.
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DMT project featured in New York Times (March 2009)
On March 8, 2009, the New York Times featured the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, a highly successful national program for high school dropouts.  DMT has been engaged by the National Guard Bureau since the program’s start 17 years ago to assist in the design, development, and implementation of the Youth ChalleNGe program.
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Dare Mighty Things featured at White House Event (December 2008)
Representatives of Dare Mighty Things, Inc., a social service consulting firm located in Portsmouth, NH and Arlington, VA., were invited to speak this week at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives event, Models and Strategies Day: Proven Approaches for Investment in Frontline Nonprofits.
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Dare Mighty Things named ACF Outstanding Contractor of the Year (October 2008)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. has been awarded the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Assistant Secretary's 2008 Outstanding Contractor of the Year award for their work on behalf of the Compassion Capital Fund in designing and developing an integrated, web-based system with two user interfaces (one for Federal and contractor staff, and one for grantees) for use in supporting CCF grantees and their programs.
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DMT Wins Bid for CCF National Resource Center Contract (October 2008)
Dare Mighty Things' partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services will continue for five more years (October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2013) with a new contract to serve as the Compassion Capital Fund's National Resource Center (NRC). DMT has served as the NRC since its inception in 2002. With this award, DMT will continue to provide capacity-building and program-related training and technical assistance products and services to grantees of CCF's three programs: Demonstration, CEY, and Targeted Capacity Building. DMT will also provide coordination and oversight, performance assessment, and onsite support to the CCF Federal program staff.
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3,000 Voucher Milestone Exceeded by the MCP: Caregiver's Choice team (September 2008)
The MCP: Caregiver's Choice team has exceeded its first year goal to distribute 3,000 vouchers for mentoring services to children with incarcerated parents. Dare Mighty Things, in partnership with MENTOR, has been tasked by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF), to run the MCP: Caregiver's Choice program.
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DMT Awarded Contract to Develop National School-based Mentoring Program (September 2008)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. has been engaged by STARBASE, Inc., a Department of Defense educational program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, to design and develop a school-based team mentoring component for STARBASE Academies located across the United States.
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DMT Honored with ESGR Patriot Award (September 2008)
The New Hampshire Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Dare Mighty Things, Inc. was honored with the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee, CAPT Karen Baetzel, who serves in the United States Naval Reserve.
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DMT Presents at White House FBCI Conference (June 2008)
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives hosted Innovations in Effective Compassion, a national conference event held in Washington, DC. June 26 and 27 to highlight results from the President's Faith-Based and Community Initiative. The conference, which included a keynote speech from President Bush, as well as presentations from cabinet secretaries, governors, researchers, and practitioners focused on outcomes, evaluations, and results from the Initiative's eight year run.
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Mentoring Vouchers Distributed to Children of Prisoners (May 2008)
For the first time, mentoring vouchers have been distributed to children of prisoners through Caregiver's Choice. These children are the first of 24,000 children of prisoners who will receive mentoring vouchers over the course of the next three years.
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DMT leads at HHS White House Summit (February 2008)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. announces the successful execution of the Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Intermediary Summit. The Summit brought leaders from eleven different intermediary organizations around the Nation to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for the purpose of identifying promising practices and innovations for inclusion in a guidebook currently being produced by DMT's DC-based office.
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DMT Awarded Contract with YouthBuild U.S.A. (February 2008)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. is proud to announce the recent award of a program design contract with YouthBuild U.S.A. Through this twelve month engagement, DMT will conduct research in order to design a national mentoring program for a select group of YouthBuild sites around the country. DMT will attend site visits, survey the field, and convene a panel of national experts in mentoring to customize the design of a mentoring program to be embedded within the YouthBuild program model.
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DMT Awarded Contract with the National Committee for Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve (January 2008)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc. is proud to announce the recent award of a strategic review contract for the National Committee for Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve (NCESGR). Through this ten week engagement, DMT will conduct an organizational assessment of the national ESGR Field Committee structure to measure operational efficiency and determine business reengineering support requirements. At the completion of this project, DMT will provide NCESGR with a report of findings and recommendations to assist NCESGR with achieving breakthroughs in national scale and effectiveness.
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