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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson invites high school students from throughout the DFW Metroplex to submit their appli...
07/21/2021

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson invites high school students from throughout the DFW Metroplex to submit their applications for her annual Youth Summit & Diversity Dialogue. This prestigious event is held at Southern Methodist University’s Umphrey Lee Center, and provides students the opportunity to learn leadership skills and to delve into a further understanding of the significance of diversity from professional leaders and prominent youth. This year the event will take place on Monday, August 9, 2021, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

Students will take part in workshops geared towards learning these skills, and will apply them to final projects. A service project will also be included in the program, and students will receive a Certificate from Congresswoman Johnson upon completion.

Please be sure to complete the application in its entirety. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 23, 2021.

The Dallas Mayor's Back to School Fair (aka MBTSF for short) is scheduled for Friday, August 6th, 2021 at Fair Park. 202...
07/15/2021

The Dallas Mayor's Back to School Fair (aka MBTSF for short) is scheduled for Friday, August 6th, 2021 at Fair Park. 2021 will mark the 25th year anniversary of the fair. Due to continuing safety measures with COVID-19, we are planning for this event to be 100% outside.



MBTSF will follow the same physical layout and distribution format as last year: there will be a Drive-Thru Only Event in the morning (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and a Walk-Up Only Event in the afternoon (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.).



Website: Additional details can be found on the MBTSF website at www.mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com
Social Media: Facebook event pages for Drive-Thru Only Distribution https://fb.me/e/dxIbl7EEy and Walk-Up Only Distribution https://fb.me/e/4pqVVa0Gr
Volunteers: Around 100-150 volunteers are needed to execute these two distributions. Information about volunteer opportunities, including the application form, can be found here on the website: https://mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com/volunteer
Save The Date Flyer: Attached

Last year over 9,000 students received free school supplies. Mayor Johnson’s goal is to exceed that number for this year and serve at least 10,000 students.

Families, as in the past, must pre-register to qualify for the free school supplies (registration deadline is July 30th). Families must also meet certain income eligibility requirements and have students who either live in the city of Dallas or attend Dallas ISD schools.

Dallas Park and Recreation will open its Bahama Beach Waterpark and The Cove aquatic centers on Saturday, May 29. The ci...
05/28/2021

Dallas Park and Recreation will open its Bahama Beach Waterpark and The Cove aquatic centers on Saturday, May 29. The city's only waterpark and three of its family aquatic centers will operate only on weekends.
Starting June 19, the waterpark, community pools, and all eight aquatic centers will open daily.
The city's 17 zero-depth spraygrounds open Saturday and will be available seven days a week. These free aqua attractions are popular with children and families.
Bahama Beach features several new attractions including a 4,000 square-foot lagoon pool with two waterfalls and four underwater benches; a children's sprayground; and a 42-foot Boomerango slide designed for multiple riders.
Dallas' three larger aquatic centers - The Cove at Samuell-Grand, at Crawford and at Fretz - also opens. Two brand new facilities at Exline and Harry Stone parks - along with aquatic centers at Tietze, Lake Highlands, and Kidd Springs - will open June 5.
Operating hours for all aquatic facilities vary. Visit DallasAquatics.org for schedules and information on the facilities safety protocols.
Season passes for Bahama Beach and the family aquatic centers are on sale at https://bit.ly/2SMPIsf

Dallas Park and Recreation will open its Bahama Beach Waterpark and The Cove aquatic centers on Saturday, May 29. The city's only waterpark and three of its family aquatic centers will operate only on weekends.
Starting June 19, the waterpark, community pools, and all eight aquatic centers will open daily.
The city's 17 zero-depth spraygrounds open Saturday and will be available seven days a week. These free aqua attractions are popular with children and families.
Bahama Beach features several new attractions including a 4,000 square-foot lagoon pool with two waterfalls and four underwater benches; a children's sprayground; and a 42-foot Boomerango slide designed for multiple riders.
Dallas' three larger aquatic centers - The Cove at Samuell-Grand, at Crawford and at Fretz - also opens. Two brand new facilities at Exline and Harry Stone parks - along with aquatic centers at Tietze, Lake Highlands, and Kidd Springs - will open June 5.
Operating hours for all aquatic facilities vary. Visit DallasAquatics.org for schedules and information on the facilities safety protocols.
Season passes for Bahama Beach and the family aquatic centers are on sale at https://bit.ly/2SMPIsf

The City of Dallas Youth Commission has launched a community service grant initiative called Teens for Dallas. The grant...
04/23/2021

The City of Dallas Youth Commission has launched a community service grant initiative called Teens for Dallas. The grant provides financial assistance to youth organizations in the community to support their programming in exchange for completing a community service project planned by the Dallas Youth Commission.

https://www.dallasyouthcommission.com/make-a-difference

The City of Dallas Youth Commission has launched a community service grant initiative called Teens for Dallas. The grant provides financial assistance to youth organizations in the community to support their programming in exchange for completing a community service project planned by the Dallas Youth Commission.

https://www.dallasyouthcommission.com/make-a-difference

Dallas ISD
01/14/2021

Dallas ISD

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

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Dallas, TX
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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
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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