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Traylon (middle) and Xavier (right) have received 100% Math certificates for their work at Thurgood Marshall School. These three boys, like the 175 other students who come to the Youth Believing in Change After School program, are excelling in their academic work, and learn to respect and care for one another while at YBC. The program is free to the students. An Annual "Evening of Change" on May 4 will be held as a fund raiser to help run the program. The evening features Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson is the keynote speaker for the event.

Average Students Learn to Become Academically Superior at Youth Believing in Change

Traylon Willis is nine years old and is new to Youth Believing in Change.
 
He has two younger brothers, ages five years old and five months old, and an older sister who is 12. Traylon helps his mother with his little brothers, especially the baby. He’s a good student at DISD's Thurgood Marshall Elementary on Ferris Branch Boulevard, and just received his 100% certificate in Math. He loves Math and Reading. He wants to be a football player when he grows up. He plans on attending college at Texas Tech in Lubbock, and hopes to study both math and writing.
 
Xavier Rodriguez turned nine years old on March 8th and he also received the 100% Thurgood Marshall certificate for math. He’s been going to YBC since second grade. His favorite subjects are writing and science. Xavier plans to be a police officer or a doctor. His excellent math and writing skills—and his personality—will get him there. Xavier is the middle of three boys, so he gets along with everyone. He plans on going to college at TCU in Fort Worth to study and knows he will work hard and accomplish his goals.
 
Youth Believing in Change prepares these young students for their futures by ensuring that they finish their homework, eat a good afternoon meal, and learn good skills they can use for life. Both DISD Elementary schools and Richardson ISD send children to the Lake Highland area program.
 
A summer camp program begins when school ends. Parents of children in DISD and RISD served by YBC can enroll their children now.

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.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson will be the keynote speaker at “An Evening of Change,” on Thursday, May 4,2017, raising funds 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.

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.

 
For more information see the Ybc Dallas Facebook page, or the website: www.ybcdallas.org 
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