The youngest of 13, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson knows how important faith--and a good education--is to a child's future. She will be the keynote speaker at "An Evening of Change," on May 4, 2017. The event benefits the Youth Believing in Change Afterschool program located in Lake Highlands, which serves nine public schools. Tickets and sponsorships for the dinner, to be held at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, are available.
Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson told the crowd at her installation last December at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, "I want to represent the people of Dallas County with integrity and justice and fairness."
Johnson, a Republican, is the first black female district attorney in Dallas County — a fact first noted at the installation ceremony by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, which brought the crowd to a standing ovation. He continued, "Today, we mark a new day, a day that will mark the beginning of a new year and a new partnership," the mayor said. "Let's have a partnership that is honest, transparent and forthright for the citizens of Dallas County."
Faith Johnson will be honest, transparent and forthright as the keynote speaker at “An Evening of Change,” on Thursday, May 4,2017, for the Youth Believing in Change (YBC) after school program. The annual dinner will be held at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, where Faith will be speaking about her own faith growing up.
She has been friends with YBC’s founder, Dallas Theological Seminary graduate Vince Gaddis, for over two decades. The two met in church and have kept in touch. Faith has been a big supporter of the YBC afterschool program which gives hundreds of public school children a safe place to go to do their homework, eat a hot meal, and be encouraged for three hours.
Begun 22 years ago in a public park as a simple reading program, over 175 students a week are tutored on site, and more than 300 students attend the summer enrichment camp.
Nine public schools in both the Dallas and Richardson Independent Schools Districts send their students to the sprawling campus on Stults Road in Lake Highlands. The program is free to the children, made possible by the generous donations of private donors.
For more information about the dinner or for tickets, contact YBC at 214-692-9242. Tables of eight are available for $500 and individual tickets or sponsorships are also available. Afterschool tutors and volunteers are always welcome. Scout troops are encouraged to consider YBC when Eagles Scout projects are being discussed.
See the Facebook page: Ybc Dallas or www.ybcdallas.org for more information.