Who Are We
Ijana Nathaniel – Founder/President
Frances Clifford – Vice President
Ijana Nathaniel grew up in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. As a young woman she always aspired to help individuals. Throughout her career and journey to achieving her degree in Human Services, Ijana Nathaniel worked in the non profit sector with youth ages 10 to 18 years of age for over seven years. During this time Ijana realized that she wanted to work with that demographic in the future. Her role as a youth leader made her see that she was passionate about continuing this great work.
Dare 2 Dream Leaders, Inc. was founded in 2010 by Ijana Nathaniel. Since it’s inception Dare 2 Dream Leaders, Inc. has worked directly with youth through collaborating with community organizations and NYC Public Schools. She has impacted hundreds more youth through community service events as well as through our Empowerment Summit.
Dare 2 Dream’s motto is “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”. Our youth are taught to believe that they can achieve whatever they want in life. Ijana Nathaniel believes that Dreams + Action = Success and to achieve the results you want you have to do something to make it happen. Dare 2 Dream Leaders, Inc. was formed to help youth and encourage youth along the way by providing mentoring and resources so that they accomplish their goals.
Ijana Nathaniel is dedicated to advocating for youth and will continue to serve with passion and purpose. Ijana is looking forward to growing Dare 2 Dream Leaders, Inc. and impacting as many youth as one organization can.
Tyieast Lloyd – Treasurer
Laurissa Desir – Member
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