Youth

Do you want to support the next generation of Dallas by supporting today’s youth. Many of our local organizations serve “at-risk” youth, defined as those more likely to: encounter difficulties in their academic, family or social lives; engage in drug or alcohol abuse; leave home; and/or commit crimes and become incarcerated.

There are many excellent nonprofits in our community working to help young people overcome the challenges of growing up in an urban environment. These organizations provide programs and services for youth that include: mentoring and exposure to positive role models; a safe place to go after school and on weekends; tutoring and enrichment activities; leadership and character development; and positive alternatives to alcohol, drugs and violent behavior.

To learn about more local nonprofits supporting youth, click the links below:

  • Review projects in our Giving Guide
  • Read about the funding of a YMCA program in Dallas that provided swimming lessons for underprivileged children at places most convenient to them, such as DISD school pools or apartment complexes.

Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Park

Thousands of children each year, including Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patient Jael Marr, age 4 of Sachse (pictured) enjoy playing in Allan Shivers Park. The park is located on hospital grounds and has provided a recreational haven for TSRHC patients, families and community members for more than 25 years.

Celeste AristaCeleste Arista
Community Philanthropy Officer
214-750-4102
carista@cftexas.org

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