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Youth Believing in Change on Stults Road went through a beautiful metamorphasis on Saturday, May 6, 2017, as a dozen of the children worked to plant hundreds of flowers on the Stults Road property. The after school program becomes a summer camp beginning June 5.

Youth Believing in Change Beautifies Lake Highlands with Flowers, Learn To Care For the Earth

Twenty-two years ago, Vincent Gaddis began a reading program for public school children by bringing a pizza and some books to a local park to read to the kids playing there. Now the students are brought from their nine different public schools in DISD and Richardson ISD to work on their homework, learn new academic skills and sing songs of praise.

On Saturday, a dozen of the 200+ after school students came to help beautify their world by planting hundreds of flowers throughout the two-acre property on Stults Road.

With their teachers Grace Nicodemus, Aria Rastandeh and Leonor Aguilar supervising, along with 12 volunteers, the children dug deep into the dirt and learned how to gently plant flowers of all shapes and sizes. Most of the children had never planted flowers before, and enjoyed wearing work gloves and using hand tools to get the job done.

Pizza was enjoyed by all afterwards, and the children and adult volunteers left with happy faces and full stomachs.

Youth Believing in Change, located in Lake Highlands, also runs a summer day camp for children four to 14 which begins June 5, 2017 and runs through July. Camp hours are from 8:30 to 3:00 each day, and include breakfast and lunch and special field trips.

For more information on YBC see it’s website at: ybc@ybcdallas.org or its Facebook page: Ybc Dallas.

Or call 214-692-9242.

YBC needs tutors! Youth Believing in Change is located at 8574 Stults Road, Dallas, Texas 75243. Eagles Scouts are encouraged to consider YBC for their final scout projects.

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