Our Mission

DARE ACADEMY was formed to be a resource to restore the

City of Camden.
​ It is a campus atmosphere with a plethora of programs where we plan to heal, excite, prepare and educate our youth and community. ​​

The Visionaries

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Anthony Ways

FOUNDER

CYLAB Co-founder Anthony Ways. Mr. Ways is the founder of CANDO, established in 2009. Anthony Ways is a lifelong resident  of Camden NJ. In 1989, Mr. Ways was falsely accused of murder and sentenced to 40 to life. In his path to secure his freedom, Mr. Ways realized that his journey was more than just fighting for his physical freedom, but for the freedom of the community that he left behind in disarray. In 2004 Mr. Ways secured his personal freedom with his conviction being overturned by the New Jersey state Supreme Court. After being released, he went about two things, building his brand as a businessman creating WAYS HOLDINGS, LLC, FAST WAYS DELIVERY, LLC and the DARE ACADEMY  the mission is to heal, excite, prepare and educate our youth and community. ​​

 
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Nyemah Gillespie

Co - Founder

Nyemah is the Owner & Director of Dare 2 Dance, LLC in Camden, NJ; a dance school catered to stars ages 3-18 interested in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. It has always been her goal to "Bring Dance Back To Camden!" Nyemah and Dare 2 Dance are very much involved in the community

Co-Founder Of Dare Academy, Nyemah &  Anthony Ways have collaborated with other leaders and organizations to create a campus atmosphere with a plethora of programs where they plan to heal, excite, prepare and educate our youth and community. A space to encourage people to follow their passion, nurture their talent and believe in their truth!  

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