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01/14/2021

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Join the Dallas Youth Commission in bringing together a diverse group
of young people to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Monday, Jan 18 at 6 PM.

RSVP ➡ bit.ly/MLKYouthSummit

2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Essay Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDEDThe City of Dallas is pleased to announce t...
12/29/2020
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Essay Contest

2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Essay Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The City of Dallas is pleased to announce the 2021 high school senior and college freshmen essay contest! The contest will
award six scholarships up to $5,000 (per award) to graduating high school seniors or first-year students accepted into a
college-level educational institution (two-year college, four-year college, or trade school).

https://app.keysurvey.com/f/41535034/5720/

Essay Contest Rules & Eligibility

1. The 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest is open to; 1. High School Seniors attending a City of Dallas
High School; and 2. First-Year students (must have a permanent address within the City of Dallas) accepted into a
collegiate educational institution (two-year college, four- year college, or trade school). These Scholarships are to
help defray the cost of tuition, books, room and board, etc. Winners will be formally recognized at the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship & Awards Gala on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
2. Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. via submission portal.
3. One essay per student. Essays must be original, typed, and double-spaced; high school essays should not
exceed 1,000 words and college essays should not exceed 1,500 words.
4. The cover sheet must contain the student’s name, school, home/cellular phone number, address, and email
address (do not include this information in the body of the essay).
5. Essays will be judged based on organization, content, voice, creativity, and grammatical structure.
6. Prior scholarship winners are ineligible to apply.

Essay Theme: “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this
unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or
complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

Essay Prompt

Describe a social justice problem, concern, or issue you would like to solve as it relates to “The Fierce Urgency of
Now.” It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance.
Explain its significance to you and what steps you can take to identify a solution.

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

 “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ―...

12/29/2020

2021 MLK Youth Summit Registration has opened!!

06/26/2020
Make a Difference Dallas

Let’s Make a Difference Dallas!

The Dallas Youth Commission is launching our Dallas Youth Make a Difference Campaign. The Youth Commission will be hosting safe events in partnership with organizations around Dallas giving youth in the city opportunities to express themselves, advocate for social justice, and foster positive community engagement throughout the summer.

Check out our link here for more info: https://www.dallasyouthcommission.com/make-a-difference

05/13/2020
Dallas Counts 2020

MAKE SURE YOU ARE COUNTED. The Dallas Youth Commission wants to make sure that all of Dallas is counted in the 2020 Census!

Please go to DallasCensus.com for more information!

#DallasCounts2020 #Census2020 #Dallas #Youth #YouthCouncil

Save the date for the return of Deck the Plaza: City Hall Lights on December 6, 2019 from 5:30-8 p.m. A festive family f...
09/28/2019

Save the date for the return of Deck the Plaza: City Hall Lights on December 6, 2019 from 5:30-8 p.m. A festive family friendly event with a Texas-sized tree lighting, a winter wonderland experience, and a special appearance from the man himself...Santa Claus! More details to follow. @ City of Dallas - City Hall

Youth Commissioner Semaj Johnson spreading the word on upcoming Youth Summit with Senator Royce West, Dallas County Comm...
04/16/2019

Youth Commissioner Semaj Johnson spreading the word on upcoming Youth Summit with Senator Royce West, Dallas County Commissioner Teresa Daniels and other elected officials! Sign up using the link in our bio! @ Dallas, Texas

Commissioners Jesus Moreno and Luke Schweizer had a busy weekend spreading the word about the Youth Commission and our u...
04/16/2019

Commissioners Jesus Moreno and Luke Schweizer had a busy weekend spreading the word about the Youth Commission and our upcoming Summit at the STEAM conference! @ Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Youth Commission is looking for volunteers for our upcoming Youth Summit in April!
03/21/2019
City of Dallas Youth Summit - Voly.org

The Dallas Youth Commission is looking for volunteers for our upcoming Youth Summit in April!

The Dallas Youth Commission is a group of civically engaged and diverse youth in the City of Dallas with a purpose to address and advocate for issues and bring impactful change to the community. We are hosting a Youth Summit for Dallas students.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! #Dallas #TurkeyTrot #youth #civicengagement
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! #Dallas #TurkeyTrot #youth #civicengagement

Day 1 of NLC City Conference! The Youth Commission is working all day on networking and learning how to effectively make...
11/08/2018

Day 1 of NLC City Conference! The Youth Commission is working all day on networking and learning how to effectively make change in the community!

Download the new OurDallas mobile app! Now available in the App Store and Google Play.
10/11/2018

Download the new OurDallas mobile app! Now available in the App Store and Google Play.

Our October meeting is tonight! Join us at 6pm and listen to how these Youth Leaders are making a difference!
10/09/2018

Our October meeting is tonight! Join us at 6pm and listen to how these Youth Leaders are making a difference!

Come out and support your community, neighborhood, and local police officers for National Night Out ! It will take place...
10/01/2018

Come out and support your community, neighborhood, and local police officers for National Night Out ! It will take place tomorrow evening, Tuesday, October 2nd!

District 7: Come to your Youth Town Hall! It is today at 5:30pm in the Skyline Senior Cafeteria, hosted by Franchesca Je...
10/01/2018

District 7: Come to your Youth Town Hall! It is today at 5:30pm in the Skyline Senior Cafeteria, hosted by Franchesca Jennings and Councilman Felder!

Timothy Chapa, our Youth Commissioner from District 6 held a Town Hall today in partnership with Council Member Narvaez....
09/25/2018

Timothy Chapa, our Youth Commissioner from District 6 held a Town Hall today in partnership with Council Member Narvaez. @dallascityhall

They discussed some new park projects coming to West Dallas, updates on what the Youth Commission is working on this new year and participated in a dialogue with students regarding social justice and the recent aftermath of a local shooting.

Want to know how to get more involved with the Youth Commission? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! @ Heights Preparatory Uplift Charter School

The Youth Commission is registering eligible voters in their high schools for #nationalvoterregistrationday !
09/25/2018

The Youth Commission is registering eligible voters in their high schools for #nationalvoterregistrationday !

Come get involved in the community! All youth in Dallas are welcome to attend! Meeting Tomorrow!!
09/10/2018

Come get involved in the community! All youth in Dallas are welcome to attend! Meeting Tomorrow!!

Youth Commission first OFFICIAL meeting!
08/17/2018

Youth Commission first OFFICIAL meeting!

08/17/2018

Youth Councils First Official Meeting!

Our newly appointed chair, Joseph Contreras!!!
08/15/2018

Our newly appointed chair, Joseph Contreras!!!

Youth Town Hall
06/18/2018

Youth Town Hall

It has been a great honor to see these Youth Commision district representatives demonstrate what the youth of Dallas can...
06/13/2018

It has been a great honor to see these Youth Commision district representatives demonstrate what the youth of Dallas can accomplish by growing into being lifelong leaders that have remained invested in civic affairs, public policy, and advocacy. Also would like to extend a congratulations to those that were apart of the class of 2018, that we’ve seen flourish into insightful young adults.

It has been a great honor to see these Youth Commision district representatives demonstrate what the youth of Dallas can accomplish by growing into being lifelong leaders that have remained invested in civic affairs, public policy, and advocacy. Also would like to extend a congratulations to those that were apart of the class of 2018, that we’ve seen flourish into insightful young adults.

Thank you so much to Councilman Callahan for joining our Youth Commissioner Molly Martinez in District 5 for the Youth T...
02/28/2018

Thank you so much to Councilman Callahan for joining our Youth Commissioner Molly Martinez in District 5 for the Youth Town Hall!

🗣YOUTH TOWN HALL! Come out to District 5 and let your voice be heard!!!
02/28/2018

🗣YOUTH TOWN HALL! Come out to District 5 and let your voice be heard!!!

We really enjoyed listening to this year’s TCLC Legislative Update! #DallasYoCo
11/17/2017

We really enjoyed listening to this year’s TCLC Legislative Update! #DallasYoCo

Representing Dallas at NLC City Summit! #DallasYoCo #NLC
11/16/2017

Representing Dallas at NLC City Summit! #DallasYoCo #NLC

Thank you to Everyone who came out to our First Regional Youth Forum!! We cannot wait to take what we learned and start ...
11/06/2017

Thank you to Everyone who came out to our First Regional Youth Forum!! We cannot wait to take what we learned and start making even more of an impact in Dallas!

So excited to see you all tomorrow at the North Texas Regional Youth Forum!!! #NTXRYF #DallasYoCo
11/03/2017

So excited to see you all tomorrow at the North Texas Regional Youth Forum!!! #NTXRYF #DallasYoCo

Good Morning!! Make sure you get registered! You don’t want to miss this awesome event!Registration is on EventBrite, al...
11/01/2017

Good Morning!! Make sure you get registered! You don’t want to miss this awesome event!

Registration is on EventBrite, all students must register to attend.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! #DallasYoCo
10/31/2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! #DallasYoCo

So much FUN volunteering yesterday at the Scary Harry Bash! #DallasYoCo @dallasparkrec  @ Harry Stone Recreation Center
10/29/2017

So much FUN volunteering yesterday at the Scary Harry Bash! #DallasYoCo @dallasparkrec @ Harry Stone Recreation Center

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Breakfast #DallasYoCo
10/26/2017

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Breakfast #DallasYoCo

Address

1500 Marilla St. 4BN
Dallas, TX
75021

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 06:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(214) 671-9450

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Hello. This a free anti-bullying discussion and activity. We will have a fellowship meal following the program. Lots of fun while addressing real life issues for not only youth but adults too. https://www.facebook.com/SoarBeyondYMO/?ref=settings