Since 2000, as Children of Fallen Soldiers, we have been serving the kids who have lost a parent in the US Military. In 2013, we began rebranding as America’s Children of Fallen Heroes so we can include the children of fallen Firefighters and Law Enforcement under our umbrella of service.
We are currently building our On Behalf of a Grateful Nation tour, criss-crossing the US collecting messages of encouragement for the children of fallen heroes for our book, “On Behalf of a Grateful Nation”.
Those messages of encouragement will also be included in the memorial for the children of fallen heroes, planned for development beginning in 2017.
We have declared war on hopelessness and we are daring all youth (27 & younger) to dream. We dare them to expect great things from themselves and to build, live, and create legacies from their dreams.
With the help of Big Air Events, we tested our first Dare to Dream event on September 14th, 2013 and it was a mind melting success.
In 2017, we will launch our Dare to Dream tour in the US, bringing Dare to Dream events to youth across America.
We have had the honor of working with a multitude of brilliant youth service organizations (YSOs) and an extremely common need for support has called us to action.
The IYSR wil…
These needs became most apparent when we began planning our first Dare to Dream event in 2013. Our Dare to Dream events draw youth to local area events through adrenaline “X-Games like” action sports with the intention of:
The “Exposing them to hope…” process involves local YSOs making their services known to youth while they are at the Dare to Dream event. Attendees walk through a massive HOPE Tent to enter the event, where they are presented with assistance addressing many of the giants that are at war for their hope for a better future like:
Well, while our Dare to Dream teams where engaging with local YSOs in preparation for our first event, we noticed that many of these awesome folks are so busy passionately serving their targeted youth, they had little or no time to lift their heads to discover what was around them. Many times, we saw complimentary YSOs 10 minutes from each other that had never met. Thus, the birth of the International Youth Service Registry.