Dare To . . . Retreats

On November 8 and 9, 2021 we welcomed the #DareToDreamRetreat back to JCU, and added the #DareToStartRetreat. Over these two days, nearly 200 high school young women from 12 regional high schools spent a day being guided by amazing JCU students through activities empowering them to live a big life and to dream even bigger by developing confidence, being vulnerable, and setting and pursuing powerful goals.

Huge thanks to Sarah McAllister, Maria Coughlin, Julia Ruggiero, Lucia Cannata, Charlotte Wasserman, Uchechukwu Ike, Jessica Thomas, and Sarah Molyet for creating ripples that will one day be huge waves.

Do you want to inspire the futures of young women

in your community?

  

Contact Dr. Doan Winkel at dwinkel@jcu.edu to bring a Retreat to your community

Screen Shot 2021-02-07 at 7.35.00 PM.png
D2D logo.jpg
FF_DaretoCreateRetreat72_LO.png
FFF_DARE TO START RETREAT_LO_1_RGB.jpg
01 (3).jpg

Our future rests in our young women, because as Melinda Gates said,

“When you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”

During Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021 (November 8-12), with the generous support of The Veale Foundation, we are hosting two Retreats for Northeast Ohio young women in high school to build their confidence, (re)discover their purpose, and create their future.

 

Each interactive Retreat will take place from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on John Carroll University's campus:

  • November 8: Dare to Dream Retreat, focused on building entrepreneurial confidence

  • November 9: Dare to Start Retreat, focused on developing the skills & mindset to successfully launch the right business FOR YOU

In 2018 we started producing a series of one-day events, weekend retreats, and workshops to empower high school students to dream big. Our first Dare to Dream Retreat brought 100 high school women to the JCU campus in the fall of 2018 to instill confidence, empower vulnerability, and enable them to take one step toward their dream. Our second Dare to Dream Retreat brought nearly 1,000 high school women to Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland, where they heard from US Olymic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas!

As 2020 wreaked havoc on live events, we partnered with Hathaway Brown student and Cleveland blogger Charlotte Wasserman to deliver a virtual Dare to Get Gritty event, where nearly 200 high school women were empowered to be brave, resilient, to build community, and to cultivate and hone their leadership skills.

Now that we have returned to campus, we are thrilled to bring back the Dare to Dream Retreat, to empower young women across Northeast Ohio to identify and pursue their big ideas. Please bring your high school students who identify as women to the following events, produced with the generous support of The Veale Foundation:

  • Dare to Dream Retreat, focused on building entrepreneurial confidence

  • Dare to Start Retreat, focused on developing the skills & mindset to successfully launch the right business FOR YOU