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Dream. Educate. Aim. Focus.

Dare 2 Be D.E.A.F. (Dream. Educate. Aim. Focus.) was founded in 2014 with the goal of empowering students in Florence School District 3 to unlock their full potential. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we want to reflect on all of the progress we have made together. Thanks to the generous support of our community, we have been able to provide countless opportunities and resources to students, and we are proud of the impact we have had. We hope you will consider making a donation to help us continue this important work!

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

​​Everyone has a dream. Dare 2 Be D.E.A.F. empowers students to act on their dreams and aspirations. We provide a platform for Lake City High School alumni to relay their personal experiences on how they navigated through their post high-school education and began their careers. Students have the opportunity to receive insight from those who are progressing in the careers of their choice; thus, equipping them with essential tools for success. 


Congratulations to Aidan Bright, Anarrie Washington, and Sania Howard!

Scholarship Recipients 2024

Lake City Early College High School

2024 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Jessica Mungo

and Zy'eria Walker!

Scholarship Recipients 2024

J. Paul Truluck Creative Arts and Science Magnet School

2024 Scholarship Winners

Vision Board Party @ Panther Pride

Vision boards are used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. We work with students to combine various images that describe the next phase of their life. Areas include continuing education, careers, community involvement, traveling, and hobbies. Students are challenged to articulate what is on their vision board while receiving an abundance of encouragement from volunteers. 

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Thank you to everyone that supported our 3rd DARE To READ book drive to serve children in Lake City, SC! Your support has been invaluable in helping us achieve our goal to promote literacy in our community. We understand the importance of literacy and how books can open up a world of knowledge and imagination. With your help, With your help, we can ensure that all children have access more

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In many cases when a child leaves home for college they are moving out of their parent’s house into a college dorm room or apartment. Basic household items are needed, such as linen, towels, toiletries, detergent and other living necessities. To provide additional assistance, we treat our top scholarship applicants to a college shopping spree that more

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There have been numerous changes that have impacted us all during the pandemic. Our way of life has drastically changed over the past several months. Continuing to understand the importance of education, we are ensuring that our students are able to thrive through literacy. The future may be uncertain, but the opportunities to learn must not be more


Our purpose is to provide a diverse platform for students to gain more knowledge on achieving their goals in a specific field of interest.

Thank you to all of our supporters! We have been able to do so much with your help. You are greatly appreciated!

Support Dare 2 Be D.E.A.F. by making a tax-deductible donation.

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