The mission of Rainbow Days is to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. In 1982, founder, CEO, and developer of CBSG Program Cathey Brown began Rainbow Days as a result of trying to overcome her own addiction and realizing that there were groups offered for adults with addiction, but nowhere for children to receive support.
Today, with more than 35 years of experience, Rainbow Days has expanded services to include an array of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention programs, serving nearly 180,000 children in the Dallas community alone. In addition, 42,000 professionals across Dallas, the state of Texas, and the nation have been trained to implement Rainbow Days’ nationally recognized Curriculum-Based Support Groups or other accredited prevention programs with children in their own communities through the Trans4m Center.
Volunteer positions with Rainbow Days range from helping with summer camps to the annual back-to-school celebration. In order to promote safety and protect those that they serve, all potential volunteers are required to participate in a background check screening. Head here to start the sign-up process.
The annual Pot of Gold Luncheon features a keynote speaker and brings together more than 1,000 individuals and raises over $250,000 for the programs and services of Rainbow Days.
Each summer, Rainbow Days' Camp Bravo welcomes nearly 300 children residing in local homeless and domestic violence shelters for two weeks of performing arts camps. Camp Bravo provides homeless children between the ages of 4 and 12 the opportunity to spend time away from the shelter to discover new talents, explore the arts, and have the unforgettable experience of performing live onstage. Classes include music, drumming, visual arts, dance, acting, cooking, video production, and more.