Youth

In Fall 2016, the Communities Foundation of Texas expert philanthropy team reviewed the following nonprofit agencies and offers them for your funding consideration:

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ALERT Ministries, Inc.
ALERT Ministries Inc. has been dedicated to serving high-risk youth in the Dallas community who have experienced incarceration, sex-trafficking and other forms of hardship since 2010. ALERT Ministries provides Christ-centered life skills programs focused on girls and boys during their rehabilitation. The agency is requesting funds for a computer programming class that will teach coding and robotics for incarcerated girls at Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center. Funding is also requested to produce a short film depicting the life of a girl after juvenile detention and to support the Thanksgiving Meal of Hope, a meal for incarcerated youth in Dallas County.
www.alertministries.org
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All Stars Project of Dallas
All Stars Project of Dallas is part of a 33-year-old national organization whose mission is to transform the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. The agency is requesting funds to help increase participation in its core program, All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN), which involves inner-city youth in South and West Dallas, ages 5-25, producing and performing in community talent shows. Funds are also requested to help expand the Development School for Youth, a leadership program where young people, ages 16-21, partner with business professionals who conduct training workshops and provide paid internships.
www.allstars.org/dallas
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Allen Sports Association
Allen Sports Association was founded in 1976 to prepare kids for a successful life through leadership, structure, and sports programs. Each year more than 16,000 participants enroll and more than 6,500 community volunteers help serve in varying capacities. Support is requested for financial aid to assist families with registration fees, uniforms and equipment; Positive Coaching Alliance educational sessions, which help foster a positive and constructive experience for youth; and capital for land acquisition and construction of an indoor recreational facility.
www.allensports.org
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America SCORES Dallas
America SCORES came to Dallas in 2003 as an affiliate of the national organization, which began in 1996. The after-school program, free to DISD Title I elementary schools, provides 120 hours of physical education through soccer and 24 weeks of language arts through original poetry. Funding is requested to help expand the SCORES program to 40 students at DISD’s Stemmons Elementary School in Southwest Dallas, where 72.8% of the children are at risk and 60.7% are English Language Learners.
www.americascoresdallas.org
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star provides high quality community-based and school/site-based mentoring programs to children facing adversity while instilling in them a positive sense of future, improving school performance and relationships. Support is requested for Mentor 2.0, a one-to-one youth mentoring program designed to help create a school culture focused on high school graduation, college, and career. Funding is also requested for Future Series, a six-week educational program designed to equip children and youth with tools needed to positively manage and respond to life’s challenges and transitions.
www.bbbstx.org
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Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas serves more than 1,800 youth through its six branches in Rockwall and Hunt Counties. Concentrating on youth most in need, the agency provides programs in 5 core areas: arts, sports & recreation, health & life skills, education & career, and Character & Leadership. Funds are requested to support Project Learn, a program focused on high-yield learning activities that reinforces cognitive skills and school engagement of youth during their time at the club as well as parent involvement and school collaboration.
www.begreatnext.org
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County enables young people, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Funding is requested for Skills Mastery and Resistance Training (S.M.A.R.T.) Girls, an evidence-based program used to prevent teen pregnancy; Passport to Manhood, a program that focuses on teaching teen boys without male mentors about doing the right thing, even when no one is watching instead of what society suggests.
www.bgccc.org
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas serves more than 7,000 youth annually, ages 6 -18, in their after-school and summer programs throughout 31 locations. Since 1965, the agency has been a leader in developing Dallas youth in low-income communities by providing moral guidance, positive role models and life-changing educational programs designed to save kids from lives of crime and failure. Funding is requested to help implement a two-year pilot reading intervention program called Accelerated Early Childhood Education for 80 six year olds. Support is also requested for the College & Career Ready program, which offers 9th -12th grade students a variety of career preparation options, including soft skills, mentoring and internships on a biweekly basis.
www.bgcdallas.org
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Café Momentum
Café Momentum is a restaurant platform that provides post-release, paid internships for juvenile offenders ages 15-18, through which they receive intensive culinary, job, and life skills training as well as continued mentoring and support to foster successful reentry into the community. Through the internship, case managers provide housing needs for homeless clients, access to legal assistance and medical care, and job placement upon internship completion. All interns rotate through every aspect of the restaurant while working side-by-side with established chefs and service leaders. Funding is requested for internship salaries and general operating support.
www.cafemomentum.org
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Champions of Hope
Champions of Hope was founded in 2008 as a faith-based mentorship program that pairs a committed adult mentor with an at-risk child in the South Dallas community. The agency served more than 300 students last year through Gospel-driven relationships. Funding is requested for expansion of the mentoring program to a third site, Dunbar Elementary. Additional funding is requested to establish a high school leadership program focused on preparing students for college, technical or vocational training, and the workforce.
www.championsofhope.org
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City House
City House was established in 1988 to provide services to children, youth and young adults who are in need of emergency shelter or a transitional living program due to homelessness, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse. In 2015, the agency served more than 500 clients and responded to over 1500 crisis calls. Support is requested for implementation of the Rapid Rehousing Program which helps youth graduating from Transitional Living Programs solve the practical and immediate challenges of obtaining permanent housing.
www.cityhouse.org
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Clayton YES!
Clayton House currently serves more than 5,000 students in more than 80 public and private schools throughout Tarrant County and is one of the area’s leading providers of before and after school youth enrichment programs. Support is requested to provide 30 partial scholarships for economically disadvantaged students to attend before and after school and summer enrichment programs. Funds are also requested to help maintain 14 drop-in care slots for children of domestic violence victims at One Safe Place and to add a fifth day to 23 elementary after-school programs which are only funded for four days per week.
www.claytonyes.org
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Confidence Outreach
Confidence Outreach works to develop the character and confidence of youth worldwide. Locally, the organization supports children across several summer and year-round programs in partnership with schools and community-based organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Specific program offerings include: STEM-based classes, K-12th grade tutoring, college preparatory counseling, English literacy courses, life skills education, and musical education. Funding is requested for local operational support including staff salaries, classroom supplies, daily food and snacks, and transportation services.
www.confidenceoutreach.org
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Crossfire Kids
Crossfire Kids empowers the youth of East Dallas by educating, inspiring, and equipping them with the tools necessary to break the cycle of generational poverty and lead healthy and productive lives. Since its inception in 1990, Crossfire Kids has served more than 1,000 youth. Funding is requested for L.I.F.E., (Leadership, Inspiration, Family, and Education) program, which provides a variety of academic and vocational support services, including G.E.D. tutoring, college counseling, field trips and summer camp programs, and Bible study classes. Funding is also requested to establish the Peace Garden Project, a community garden designed to teach life skillls, job skills, work ethic, and responsibility to children in East Dallas.
www.crossfirekids.com
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Dallas Challenge
Dallas Challenge helps youth stay in school, maintain sobriety, and stay out of the criminal justice system. Since 1984, Dallas Challenge has helped more than 165,000 children in the Dallas area through various services, including substance abuse prevention, treatment and education. Funding is requested for prevention services, which support more than 3,200 youth and 500 parents annually. Funding is also requested to maintan the current level of licensed counselors and staff in the organization's outpatient substance abuse treatment services program, which helps more than 300 adolescents annually.
www.dallaschallenge.org
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Dallas Police Youth Foundation
Founded in 2013, Dallas Police Youth Foundation (DPYF) supports the youth outreach efforts of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) to engage and mentor kids to become future community leaders. Funding is requested for the Junior Explorer Program (JEP), an afterschool program aimed at youth ages 10-13 who have an interest in law enforcement. JEP fosters leadership, teamwork and positive citizenship through mentoring by DPD officers. Funding is also requested for Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL), which encourages participants to mantain good grades and behavior, and participate in community service. Finally, funding is requested for the Dallas Junior Police Academy (JPA), a one-day youth program facilitated by DPD for kids ages 7-18. The program works to create open dialoge and trust between Dallas' youth and the DPD.
www.dallaspoliceyouthfoundation.org
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Dallas United Crew
Dallas United Crew works to transform lives and build community through teamwork in oar and paddle sports. Since 2002, Dallas United Crew has pushed its participants to work as a team and reach their full potential. Programs include youth outreach and rowing for disabled athletes, including disabled veterans. After a Dallas United Crew sponsored event, three disabled veteran athletes were invited to train with the national team for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Funding is requested for the following: one stillwater eight seat rowing barge to train beginners and disabled athletes; two stillwater launches to allow coaches to work with rowers on the water and provide rescue capabilities; and the construction of a community boathouse on White Rock Lake to serve as a center for all programs and services.
www.dallasunitedcrew.org
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Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. (Consider How One Individual Changes Everything) empowers hardworking, gifted individuals to create opportunities for themselves and others. Funding is requested for the C.H.O.I.C.E. Mentoring Program, a 27-week, three-phase initiative designed to increase college readiness. The phases include college preparatory counseling, relationship building, collaborative business internships to show participants different career paths, and "build your own business" projects. Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. specifically seeks funding for expansion efforts including: expanding the number of college campus visits, supplementing college application and entry exam fees, and test prep and essay workshops. Funding is also requested to hire a Program Coordinator to assist with further development of the organization's Mentoring program.
www.foundationforchoice.org
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Friends of Sky Ranch
Friends of Sky Ranch is a faith-based organization that operates a Christian summer camp which works to impact children through development of character, leadership, and legacy. With facilities in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma, Sky Ranch reaches over 70,000 individuals a year. Funding is requested for the TRU Camp program, a weeklong outreach program for more than 230 at-risk youth focused on leadership development, character, and evangelism. Funding is also requested for the Vision 2020 capital campaign, a seven-year plan to increase capacity to serve 77,000 children annually.
www.skyranch.org
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Girls on the Run - DFW Metroplex
Girls on the Run - DFW Metroplex is an afterschool physical-activity program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Funds are requested to provide scholarships for program participation to 90 girls in six new classes in low-income, underserved sites in south and west Dallas. Funds are also requested for girls running shoes and shirts, as well as coach recruitment and training.
www.gotrdfw.org
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Girl Scouts of North East Texas
The mission of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character by working with volunteers to develop their leadership, values, social consciousness, and conviction of their own potential and self-worth. Funding is requested for the STEM Seal of Approval program, which is designed to encourage girls to pursue STEM activities within Girl Scouting by offering five proficiency badges focused on STEM and the STEM activity backpacks, which consist of both consumable and non-consumable materials used to facilitate STEM-related activities. Funding is also requested for Girl Scouting in the School Day, a free in-school leadership development program that provides a Girl Scout experience for 1,550 girls in Title I Dallas County middle schools.
www.gsnetx.org
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Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains
Based in Fort Worth, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains works to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. Funding is requested for Youth Enjoying Summer (YES!), a summer leadership program serving nearly 3,500 girls and boys that teaches hands-on skills through activities centered around STEM, current events, civic responsibility, and community service. Funding is also requested for the Girl Scouts at School program, which provides a staff-led Girl Scout leadership experience to 4,000 girls in Title I Tarrant County middle schools.
www.gs-top.org
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House of Shine
Founded in 2014 and located in Westlake, House of Shine is focused on developing confident, engaged women and children by providing leadership programs that raise self-awareness and are creative and experiential in nature. Funding is requested for salary support for the program staff, as well as support for the Learn to Shine program, which is a leadership curriculum for K-12 children. Funding is also requested for Rise and Shine, a personal development program for women.
www.houseofshine.com
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INSPIRE School Programs
Inspire School Programs is dedicated to offering quality programs to public schools that will reinforce positive decision-making, teach life skills and emotional intelligence while encouraging academic achievement. In the last four years, Inspire has worked in seven schools in South Dallas, reaching more than 5,000 students in weekly classes that take place during the school day. Funding is requested for the Inspired-to-Rise program, a collaborative effort with UNT-Dallas Urban SERCH Institute designed to help 200 economically disadvantaged high school students develop self-confidence and life skills, as well as providing college campus experience tours.
www.inspireschoolprograms.com
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Journey to Dream
Located in Lewisville, Journey to Dream works to embrace, equip, and empower teens to overcome adversity and live purposeful lives. Since its inception in 2004, the organization has impacted more than 85,000 students through school prevention assemblies, student support groups, and community outreach. Funding is requested for program personnel salaries and capital support for operations of Kyle’s place, an emergency shelter for unaccompanied youth in Denton county that is set to open in September of 2016.
www.journeytodream.com
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Junior Achievement Dallas
The core purpose of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy by providing business role models, basic business skills, and financial literacy to at-risk students. Serving Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties, JA Dallas impacted 44,353 K-12 students. Funding is requested for the JA Dallas Breaking Barriers Initiative, a financial literacy and economic education program that will target at-risk students and reach approximately 2,500 K-8th grade girls. Funding is also requested for JA Finance Park and JA Company, programs that teach students from economically disadvantaged schools to budget, save, and prepare for the future, and learn entrepreneurial skills, respectively.
http://jadallas.org
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Just Say Yes
Just Say Yes provides youth with factual and relational information that equips them to lead healthy and successful lives. Funding is requested for staff development, as well as peer-to-peer mentoring, a program that pairs upper class mentors with freshmen mentees to learn about goal-setting, how to achieve academic success, and avoid high risk behaviors. This peer-to-peer mentoring program will be available in DFW area schools, with an emphasis on the following ISDs: Garland, Duncanville, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Funding is also requested for Breaking the Cycle, a program to provide teen parents a new plan for future relationships and to deliver a positive health and safety message on how to break the cycle of teen pregnancy.
www.justsayyes.org
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La Bajada Urban Youth Farm
La Bajada Urban Youth Farm employs and educates teens in West Dallas to the benefits of growing, preparing, and consuming fresh food, as well as introducing new career ideas to the teens, such as farming, culinary arts, and restaurant management. The project will serve 1,800 people in the La Bajada Hispanic neighborhood. Funding is requested for completion of the farm and pavilion, as well as for general operations and the salaries for two executive positions.
www.urbanyouthfarm.org
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La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation
The mission of La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation is to empower, inspire, and educate today’s at-risk and homeless youth to be tomorrow’s leaders. Funding is requested for La Buena Vida House, which provides a transitional living program for 12-16 homeless young men ages 18-21 who have aged out of foster care or are homeless and still working to complete their education. Funding is also requested for the La Buena Vida Leader Board Summit, a two-day program for seniors of all five Irving ISD high schools to learn leadership skills, conflict resolution, financial literacy, and business ethics from a select group of business leaders.
www.lbvyouthleadership.org
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Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Since its establishment in 1982, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted wishes to more than 9,000 children throughout North Texas, and 75% of parents reported observing an improvement in their child's physical health as a result of having a wish granted. Funding is requested to directly support wish expenses for children who live in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, or Rockwall counties. Wishes can include travel, electronic devices, playsets, room redecorations, parties, pets, and much more.
www.ntx.wish.org
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Mercy Street
Founded in 2002, Mercy Street works to spark faith-based community restoration by engaging in mutually transforming relationships with youth who will become the future leaders of West Dallas. Mercy Street helps Christian leaders build a better West Dallas through various mentoring and leadership programs. Funding is requested for the Field of Dreams sports facility, designed to serve as a community hub for althetlic events for both recreational sports and interscholastic league teams. This two-phase project was created in collaboration with Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers, and the MLB Player Union. Funding is also requested for an auditorium remodel, including a renovated roof, floor, HVAC, lighting, stage, updated sound systems and restrooms. Funding is finally requested for the Mentoring Program, which pairs children in grades 4-12 in West Dallas with a mentor, who acts as a friend, advocate, and advisor.
www.mercystreetdallas.org
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North Dallas Young Life
North Dallas Young Life is a non-denominational outreach for youth from all religious, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Young Life volunteers help run special events and Bible studies, mentor kids one-on-one, and take their mentees to summer camp. Funding is requested for continuation and growth of the organization's middle and high school programs, which help students and teen moms of various backgrounds. Specifically, funding will support camperships to help children attend Young Life Summer camps, as well as programming expenses, and staff salaries.
www.northdallasyl.com
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Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation
Founded in 1983, the North Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation is committed to introducing, promoting and growing the game of golf to a diverse group of kids in North Texas. Funding is requested to support two summer intern positions for minority undergraduate students, who will receive a stipend for housing, food and transportation, and be responsibile for managing junior golf tournaments throughout the summer. Funding is also requested to support graduate scholarships for high school students who have received undergraduate support through the Fairway to Success program, which currently serves students at three DISD high schools - Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln and W.W. Samuell. Finally, funding is requested to support summer golf camp scholarships for elementary school students in the South Dallas area.
www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com
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Promise House
Promise House moves abused, abandoned and neglected youth toward safety and success. The agency was established by Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in 1984 as a 16-bed emergency shelter for youth and has since grown to provide no-cost crisis intervention, transitional housing, pregnant and parenting teen support, and counseling and case management. Funding is requested to reestablish the Street Outreach Shelter, which offered emergency housing and support services to youth ages 18-21, after having to repurpose the beds reserved for young adults in order to meet the overwhelming demand from 6-18 year-olds in Child Protective Services’ custody. Funding is also requested for two part-time child care professionals for the Wesley Inn program, a group home that provides up to two years of supportive housing to pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children. Finally, funding is requested for the volunteer coordinator position, which is responsible for recruiting, training, and placing over 1,200 volunteers.
www.promisehouse.org
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Promising Youth Alliance
Founded in 2009, Promising Youth Alliance (PYA) is a collaborative, joint-venture between Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Phoneix House, and Boy and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas that intergrates and leverages the capabilities of these organizations to provide holistic after-school programs, which promote the wellbeing of at-risk students in Dallas. All students take a detailed assessment designed by UTD to determine specific needs, and then program partners align services tailored to each program participant. This individualized approach is unique to PYA. Funding is requested to support PYA's afterschool program, which currently serves more than 1,000 youth at seven Dallas locations.
www.promisingyouthalliance.org
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Rainbow Days
Rainbow Days helps children and youth facing adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. Since its establishment in 1982, Rainbow Days has served more than 190,000 children in the Dallas area. Funding is requested for the summer camp program for homeless children, which helps more than 700 homeless children ages 4-12 from 20 area shelters. Funding is also requested for the agency's middle school drug intervention program, which provides support groups, individualized counseling, and resource referrals to teach youth healthy coping and decision making skills to make better choices regarding substance abuse. Finally, funding is requested for expansion of the support groups, homework assistance, and enrichment programs offered to children in DISD who reside in extended stay motels.
www.rainbowdays.org
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Resource Center
Established in 1983, Resource Center operates one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community centers in the nation. The Center is home to a variety of community organizations and programs that serve more than 60,000 individuals annually. Funding is requested for Youth First, an LGBTQ-focused program serving youth ages 12-18 to decrease risky health behaviors, increase social support, decrease social isolation, and improve self-esteem to produce happy, healthy, empowered, and productive members of society.
www.myresourcecenter.org
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SPARK!
SPARK! provides a creative, interactive atmosphere designed to encourage students to take risks and ask questions in the pursuit of their own abilities. SPARK! offers hands-on experiences in art, music, theatre, engineering, and more. Since opening in June 2015, SPARK! has engaged more than 2,400 children in creative programs, 57% of whom come from low-income families. Funding is requested for the Metamorphosis Project, which provides children from low-income families with multiple opportunities to participate in SPARK! creative programming. Funding is also requested for general operating support, including field trips, summer camps, family days, and themed programming.
www.sparkdallas.org
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Students Standing Strong
Students Standing Strong (S3) establishes faith-based communities in public schools to equip students to stand strong in their Christian faith through Bible teaching, leadership, encouragement, accountability, and outreach. Based in Colleyville, S3 currently serves more than 3,000 students across 24 campus-based clubs throughout North Texas. Funding is requested to support S3 clubs, which provide Christian students a place to engage, learn, and share. Funding is also requested to develop an online portal and app to help students across the nation start their own club and connect with the S3 community. Finally, funding is requested for hiring a point of contact for parent coordinators and student leaders for lesson planning, service projects, leadership training, and support.
www.mys3.org
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Texas Girls' Choir
The Texas Girls' Choir (TGC) teaches girls music theory and choral performance through a wide variety of music, as well as skills necessary to become women of character. Based in Fort Worth, the choir has toured over 50 countries, and has performed at the White House, on the Today Show, for dignitaries, heads of state, and royalty. Since its establishment in 1962, TGC has served more than 25,000 girls and currently has 275 members, ages 8-18. Approximately 40% of TGC's members come from low-income families and qualify for free or reduced meals. Funding is requested to upgrade kitchen equipment to provide more meals, which are served during rehearsals to program participants.
www.texasgirlschoir.org
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The ARKGroup
The ARKGroup empowers adults to become skilled, nuturing, and loving caregivers for children. ARK programs use adult peer-to-peer mentoring to help parents and teachers build their relationships with kids. In the Dallas and Houston areas, ARKGroup served more than 30,228 individuals in 2015. Funding is requested for developing an evaluation with SMU's Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) to measure the potential impact of the ARK for Teachers and the ARK for Parents programs. Funding is also requested for updating the "Introduction to ARK" and "ARK for Parents" video lessons produced in 1995. The new videos will be used in ARK for Parents groups nationwide.
www.thearkgroup.com
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The First Tee of Fort Worth
Founded in 1996, The First Tee of Fort Worth is a youth development organization committed to providing life enhancing values that encourage leadership, build character, foster community service, and promote wellness through the First Tee's Life Skills Curriculum and the game of golf. In 2015, The First Tee of Fort Worth served 35,000 youth ages 5-18 from Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, Denton, and Parker counties. Approximately 20% of Life Skills participants recieve financial aid. Funding is requested for general programming costs to increase participation to impact a total of 100,000 youth by the year 2022.
www.thefirstteeftworth.org
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The First Tee of Greater Dallas
Founded in 1995, The First Tee of Greater Dallas (TFTGD) works to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Funding is requested for operational support to keep pace with growing demand for programs. TFTGD's programs served more than 65,000 Dallas-area youth in 2015, a 40% increase from 2014. Capital funding is requested to support the construction of The First Tee of Greater Dallas Learning Center, a permanent home and flagship location for all of the organization's youth development programs. Funding is lastly requested for the college scholarship program. Since 2011, more than $124,000 has been awareded to 39 TFTGD participants.
www.thefirstteedallas.org
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Youth With Faces
Founded in 2001, Youth with Faces helps young men and women in Dallas County's juvenile justice system break the cycle of incarceration and create a more promising future by providing contiuum of care style programs. Programs include retail training, horticulture summer internships, financial literacy education, work readiness, mentoring services, and more. Approximately 73% of YWF program participants obtained employment post-release compared to 20% for non-participants, and YWF participants earn 45% more than non-particpants who did find employment. Funding is requested for operational support of the job readiness programs, which help youth in trouble turn their lives in a positive direction through education and healthy life changes.
www.youthwithfaces.org
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Youth World
Located in South Oak Cliff, Youth World has provided a safe haven and loving community for low-income, at-risk children in Dallas County since 1998. Funding is requested for Youth World's six-week summer camps, which offer health programs, music education, reading clubs, leadership and life skills development, and computer programming classes. Funds will help 300-400 children attend camp daily. Funding is also requested for the construction of a multi-use athletic field to promote healthy living, team-building and athletic skills, while exposing children to excellent coaching and leadership training, and providing a safe space for children to play outside. Nearly 45% of children living in poverty are overweight or obese compared to 22% of children living in households with incomes four times the poverty level.
www.youthworld.org
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