Dare to Dream Academy, exits to prepare today’s generation for a brighter tomorrow. This is why we say at Dare to Dream Academy we “Dare to take today's generation beyond where they are to where God wants them to be.” 

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Dare to Dream Academy following the vision of Dr. Walter Malone Jr aims to prepare today’s generation for a brighter tomorrow. With intentional focus areas to lay the foundation for a successful life and a productive future. This is achieved through empowering, engaging, enhancing and increased exposure for our students.


Dare to Dream at its core is built on 5 pillars. Strengthening and aiding our students with their Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Social well-being. All of these elements come together to make a complete student with character and high self esteem. The students in turn are now equipped to be a shining example in their home, community, and schools.


Complimenting Dare to Dreams core principles, students also receive academic assistance. Using the IXL program to help teach and track student learning progress. As well as having field trips and career professionals speak to further explore the numerous opportunities in front of them.


Dare to Dream Academy is located at Canaan Christian Church. It operates on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 9am to 12 noon.

NOTE: The Dare to Dream Academy is currently being retooled to better serve

youth and families. Please contact Janice Harris jharris@canaanchristian.com for more information, or to volunteer to be engaged in relaunching the Dare to Dream Academy.


We keep God and Christ first always. Our students start each session with a biblical lesson/devotional. We will consistently build and strengthen the student's spiritual foundation.​



Students will learn to work together to complete tasks. Our students will be able to express themselves clearly and effectively in a productive manner.  ​



Our students will have a healthy image of themselves. They will learn techniques to help navigate their emotions whether it be at school, home, or any other situation.



A sound mind is pivotal for our  students present and future well-being. Students will be  presented strategies to help filter and sift through all the information at their disposal. As well as guidelines to help mark progress.​ 



Students will learn the importance  of taking care of their temple. Ranging from physical activities to hygiene to the image we present  to others. This will happen both through instruction and physical activity. ​


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Student registration for the 2024 Dare to Dream Academy session is now open for enrollment! Please complete the registration form below, and a Dare to Dream Academy team member will follow up with you.