Dare to Dream (D2D) is a learning pathway for youth with special healthcare needs and diverse learners in grade 8 to age 21. The D2D Initiative focuses on creating and providing resources and activities to assist youth in developing and leading healthy lives as they move through transitional periods.
The Rhode Island Department of Health, in collaboration with State partners including the Office of Rehabilitation Services and Rhode Island Department of Education, have held an annual D2D youth leadership conference for more than ten years. In May 2019, RIDOH is collaborating with these partners to build on this momentum and facilitate a D2D 2.0 Youth Conference, which will provide youth with opportunities to explore individualized strengths that support social and emotional health.
The D2D2.0 Youth Conference: