INSPIRE BOYS IN
CABARETE TO BECOME
POSITIVE YOUNG MEN

HEAR WHAT KRISTEN
HAS TO SAY ABOUT
INSPIRE DR
STATE OF THE ART
SWIMMING FACILITIES
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Quality education is critical to all children.

We also believe that growing up with positive values is essential for boys to become responsible young men.

A poor education creates a poor future. In the Dominican Republic, public education is badly rated (76 out of 78 countries), with little to no after-school infrastructure available. As a result, most boys grow up poorly motivated, without access to sport facilities, computers and civic instruction.

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This results in a vacuum of positive values and little career opportunities for many local boys, pushing them down toward poverty as they grow up, often resulting in crime and setting the stage for domestic violence – hurting girls and women as a result.

“Do not train boys to learn by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds”

Plato

Positively Inspiring
& Educating Boys

Thanks to our donors, supporters, teachers and volunteers we provide these boys with a safe ecosystem where they learn practical skills and positive values.

First, we teach boys that their own actions have consequences: attendance, mutual respect, a positive attitude and teamwork are rated daily and good grades unlocks further participation in fun InspireDR programs (like surfing, swimming, summer camp,…).

Read more...

Yet, the backbone of our practical skills training is the free after-school program. At InspireDR boys learn practical skills such as English (ESL), public speaking, computer literacy, recycling, swimming, woodworking, lifeguard training, entrepreneurship and more.

The results we observe are often incredible!

“There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”

Mark Twain

Jasil, 14

Perfect attendance
Growing maturity
Strong decision making skills

“Jasil has developed in every aspect of his life after enrolling in InspireDR.”

– Yolanda, Jasil’s Mother

Ezequiel, 15

Talent for public speaking
Became Assistant English-Teacher
Earned a full scholarship at La ISLA

“I believe InspireDR’s dynamic and responsible team are making magic happen!”

– Eriberto, Ezequiel’s father

Johnison, 12

Great English speaking talent
Learned to swim
Loves woodworking

“In university I want to dig even more into first-aid and lifeguard training in order to save people in the water.”

– Johnison

Both our team and the parents see the boys’ self-esteem and confidence improve quickly, along with their academic performance and behavior at school and at home. They come to see themselves as valuable and worthy, which translates into respectful relationships, particularly with girls and women. Their career and income opportunities expand, and they develop the desire and means to serve their community.

BOYS WE'VE HELPED

CURRENTLY IN OUR PROGRAM

WAITING TO GET IN

What About Girls?

We focus on boys, because we care for girls too. But in 2015, when we started InspireDR, nothing was being done for boys in Cabarete, as there were several excellent and well-funded non-profit organizations already focusing on girls. 

But the truth is that for Dominican girls to move past stereotypical roles as domestic laborers and family caretakers, and to escape pervasive domestic violence, they need the support of boys and men. 

Hence helping boys to grow up as responsible and open-minded men, husbands and fathers helps women break through the glass ceiling.

BOYS BECOME GOOD PEOPLE
THROUGH THE INFLUENCE OF GOOD PEOPLE
WHO CARE ABOUT BOYS

Become part of the InspireDR family and make a positive and lasting impact on these boys’ lives:

  • Sponsor a boy” is InspireDR’s entry-level, $49 / month program which enables us to welcome a boy into our program sustainably and keep him progressing all year long.
  • Donate any amount to help keep our program alive and thriving.
  • Volunteer with InspireDR, locally or as a visiting volunteer.

Our finances are independently audited and all donations are spent to educate the boys. Guaranteed.

INSPIRE BOYS IN
CABARETE TO BECOME
POSITIVE YOUNG MEN

HEAR WHAT KRISTEN
HAS TO SAY ABOUT
INSPIRE DR
STATE OF THE ART
SWIMMING FACILITIES
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Quality education is critical to all children.

We also believe that growing up with positive values is essential for boys to become responsible young men.

A poor education creates a poor future. In the Dominican Republic, public education is badly rated (76 out of 78 countries), with little to no after-school infrastructure available. As a result, most boys grow up poorly motivated, without access to sport facilities, computers and civic instruction.

This results in a vacuum of positive values and little to no career opportunities for many local boys, pushing them down toward poverty as they grow up, often resulting in crime and setting the stage for domestic violence – hurting girls and women as a result.

Read more...

This results in a vacuum of positive values and little career opportunities for many local boys, pushing them down toward endemic poverty as they grow up, often resulting in crime and setting the stage for domestic violence – hurting girls and women as a result.

“Do not train boys to learn by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds”

Plato

Positively Inspiring & Educating Boys

Thanks to our donors, supporters, teachers and volunteers we provide these boys with a safe ecosystem where they learn practical skills and positive values.

First, we teach boys that their own actions have consequences: attendance, mutual respect, a positive attitude and teamwork are rated daily and good grades unlocks further participation in fun InspireDR programs (like surfing, swimming, summer camp,…).

INSPIREDR CLUBHOUSE

Yet, the backbone of our practical skills training is the free after-school program. At InspireDR boys learn practical skills such as English (ESL), public speaking, computer literacy, recycling, swimming, woodworking, lifeguard training, entrepreneurship and more.

The results we observe are often incredible!

“There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”

Mark Twain

Both our team and the parents see the boys’ self-esteem and confidence improve quickly, along with their academic performance and behavior at school and at home. They come to see themselves as valuable and worthy, which translates into respectful relationships, particularly with girls and women. Their career and income opportunities expand, and they develop the desire and means to serve their community.

BOYS WE'VE HELPED

CURRENTLY IN OUR PROGRAM

WAITING TO GET IN

What About Girls?

We focus on boys, because we care for girls too. But in 2015, when we started InspireDR, nothing was being done for boys in Cabarete, as there were several excellent and well-funded non-profit organizations already focusing on girls.

But also, the truth is that for Dominican girls to move past stereotypical roles as domestic laborers and family caretakers, and to escape pervasive domestic violence, they need the support of boys and men.

Hence boys need to grow up as responsible and open-minded men, husbands and fathers to help women break through the glass ceiling.

BOYS BECOME GOOD PEOPLE
THROUGH THE INFLUENCE OF GOOD PEOPLE
WHO CARE ABOUT BOYS

Become part of the InspireDR family and make a positive and lasting impact on these boys’ lives:

  • Sponsor a boy” is InspireDR’s entry-level, $49 / month program which enables us to welcome a boy into our program sustainably and keep him progressing all year long.
  • Donate any amount to help keep our program alive and thriving.
  • Volunteer with InspireDR, locally or as a visiting volunteer.
Our finances are independently audited and all donations are spent to educate the boys. Guaranteed.
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