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National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

DMT Helps the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program Change Young People's Lives


DMT provides national-level training and technical assistance to the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and has been a partner to the program for almost two decades. DMT was initially engaged in 1993 to design the program's mentoring model and mentorship training. Mentoring is the linchpin strategy for transitioning ChalleNGe graduates into successful long-term placement—in higher education, a career, or military service. In that time, some of the outcomes we've helped the program achieve include:

  • Enhanced staff retention and youth placement rates
  • Mentoring program honored with two national awards
  • Mentoring program boosted youth placement outcomes by 50%
  • When staff is trained at recommended levels, program sites exceed graduation targets and yield a positive return on the federal and state government investment in program operations
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In-Person Training

DMT's In-Person Training Supports Programs Across the Nation


In-person training, whether standalone or part of a blended learning program, provides valuable face-to-face interaction with peer learners and instructors or subject matter experts. DMT training events feature evidence-based methods for most effectively engaging and providing information to an audience—from federal grantee organizations to program staff, mentors, or other personnel—including experiential activities, skills practice, engaging visuals, and dynamic, knowledgeable instructors.

We maintain a client-centered, state-of-the-art event and training facility designed to offer a unique learning environment that maximizes problem solving and creativity. The facility is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, just an hour from Boston's Logan Airport, New Hampshire's Manchester Airport, and the Portland, Maine Jetport. We also have extensive experience managing the full range of logistics to support events and training at program sites or event facilities around the country.

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DMT's E-Learning Combines Subject Matter Expertise with Technical Know-How


E-learning saves time and travel costs without sacrificing the quality of the learning experience. It has become an integral part of many of our clients’ blended learning programs that combine online and in-person training.

Dare Mighty Things combines our clients’ and our consultants’ deep subject matter knowledge with our in-house design and technology expertise to create dynamic, self-guided e-learning lessons. E-learning can be posted on a website, provided on CDs or DVDs, or integrated into a learning management system to meet more robust tracking and evaluation needs.

We create opportunities for practical application, incorporating activities, quizzes, video, audio, and text. Learners can navigate freely through an e-learning lesson, setting their own pace and revisiting chapters and activities as they see fit, while our clients can be assured that learners have access to consistent and robust content.

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Onsite Consulting

DMT Meets Our Clients Where They Are


Our consultants are trained and experienced in analyzing the challenges our clients face and identifying innovative solutions. Our work is collaborative, customized, and intensive, designed to meet our clients where they are. We introduce promising practices pioneered by leaders in the field and support the implementation of solutions that will work for their organization and their community.

DMT conducts technical assistance site visits for the purposes of:

  • Program startup
  • Program assessment
  • Program turn-around
  • Best practice implementation
  • Ongoing performance management or evaluation
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Remote Consulting

DMT’s Remote Consulting Aligns with Your Needs, Network, and Urgency


We understand working in fast-paced, dynamic environments and how important it is to receive focused and customized consulting support when you need it.

DMT’s remote consulting fills two critical needs for our clients:

  • Day-to-day, time sensitive needs, such as program implementation questions, research, and consulting to help troubleshoot emerging challenges
  • Ongoing expertise and engagement to support areas such as outcome measurement, program operations, or the development of program policy and procedures
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Tools and Resources

DMT Builds Resources that Build on Best Practices


DMT works with clients to identify effective practices across their organizations and their industry. We then consolidate, develop, and promote information in useful online, paper, and electronic tools and resources to meet the specific needs of your organization.

Tools and resources can take many forms and we work with clients to find the right methods to reach any audience. Past efforts have included materials such as:

  • Program models to demonstrate and communicate integration among stakeholders
  • Document templates to support consistency and efficiency
  • Program policies and doctrine to drive standards
  • E-newsletters for regular online communication
  • Guidebooks to serve intermediary and stakeholder organizations
  • Web-based access tools such as wizards and guides to help users access hundreds of resources quickly and easily
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Design and Launch

DMT Designs and Builds Custom Learning Communities and Tailors Off-the-Shelf Solutions


Learning communities are about expanding networks and sharing ideas across miles and organizational boundaries.

DMT has worked with clients of various budgets, timelines, and organizational sizes to design, develop, and sustain learning communities. We have built custom systems as well as helped clients adapt the right free or low-cost solution to meet their needs. Either way, we help you determine the functionality you need.

We will work with you to identify needs, engage users and audience, design and develop the appropriate tool for your organization, and complete the effort by developing training, user adoption strategies, and engagement methods to ensure your organization achieves its objectives.

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Community Engagement

DMT Engages Community Members


After a learning community launches, the real work begins.

A community is only as powerful as its members make it. DMT knows what it takes to engage participants with busy schedules and competing priorities. DMT takes a holistic view to online engagement – combining it with technical assistance and building personal relationships to ensure that participation in your learning community is an integrated element in participants' day-to-day operations and collaboration efforts.

DMT will help you develop your voice, post relevant and timely content, and engage your members to ensure a lasting, sustainable, online learning community.


Products and Services Related to This Engagement:

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