Young SquaDD is a free program of the Dream Defenders designed to support and engage middle and high school students in understanding their communities and their history. Through leadership development, peer coaching, education, and the arts, students are given the opportunity to challenge themselves, have fun, and make connections in their community.
Young SquaDD seeks to develop the power of young people, to determine their destinies by taking ownership over their education, their history, and their communities. We’re born with curiosity, creativity, wonder, and intrinsic motivation so we will nurture it. We believe that a fundamental change in what we learn and how we learn will change our society.