​D.U.T.Y is a program that was created as a direct response to the growing number of young people that either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with juvenile court system.


A dream team to hand out dream smiles.

It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure D.U.T.Y is reaching out to as many communities as it can so kids everywhere have access to our free services. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.


Bradley Grosh
​Community Outreach
Bradley manages our ever-important relationships within the community.
Mark Priston
​Social Media
Mark helps us get the
​ word out one tweet, post, and like at a time.
D.U.T.Y. thrive from donations. We'd love your support! Make an in-kind donation today to help keep our programs going!

Every child deserves a chance

Learn more about our founder, Jonnitta Haimes.

John McCoist
Chief Financial Officer
John manages the money to keep our services flowing.

About Us

We strongly believe that it is only through personal relationships that a sense of individual responsibility can be reestablished. With a full understanding that this belief and practice will give youth the commitment to follow through on a path to adulthood, we've strategically developed our programs to coincide with these principles.


The goal of our program is to identify youth who are going to have a turbulent transition into adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level, but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life.

Sam Kromstain
Chief Legal Counsel
Sam's our legal voice locally and in Washington, D.C.