Youth Believing in Change (YBC)

Youth Believing in Change is a faith- based organization deeply rooted and grounded in the precepts and practices of Jesus Christ. We have been mandated to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth. Pastor Vincent Gaddis Executive Director

In 1994, Vince Gaddis began teaching violence prevention at Franklin Junior High School in Dallas. He also tutored children at the Vickery After-School House. The children responded to Vince’s teaching and tutoring. However, the community in which they lived had no programs that were conducive to the emotional, educational and spiritual development of children and youth. On June 6, 1995, a youth leadership council was formed. Eventually the group chose the name Youth Believing in Change (YBC). With no place to call home, YBC began to meet in various places ranging from the Vickery After-School House to pizza parlors, restaurants, empty apartments and the apartment of a parent who had children in YBC. In 1997, YBC began meeting in the Fellowship Bible Church building. During the summer of 1998, YBC hosted their first annual Summer Evangelism, Reading & Life Skills Training Program. As a follow-up to YBC’s Summer Program, an after-school homework program began in the fall of 1998. After assessing the needs of the children in the Vickery Community and the services being provided, Youth Believing in Change amended its mission statement to reflect those needs and services. There are more than 4,828 school-aged children in the Vickery community.

Mission: OUR MISSION- Developing servant-leaders through spiritual, educational and entrepreneurial training OUR VISION- To inspire, equip, train and empower youth to become servant-leaders and/or entrepreneurs. OUR PASSION- To nurture the “Divine Spark” in children and youth. OBJECTIVES: To spiritually nurture children by teaching them biblical principles and virtues basic to all faiths and cultures. To elevate the reading, writing and comprehension level of children. To give children the opportunity to express their creativity through inter- and intra-personal communication. To affirm children as significant members of society by encouraging them to perform community service To develop and implement educational and vocational programs that will give youth entry-level marketable skills by age 18. To match youth with mentors who will encourage them to set and pursue their goals. To establish a nurturing and learning net for children and youth that consists of individuals whose desires are to give them opportunities to excel.

Thanks Allyn Media for advocating for those who serve. As Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great. Because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve...You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love!! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’“ Dr. Martin Luther King told an audience in Montgomery, Alabama this in 1957. Today we reflect of Dr. King's legacy of service and consider how that legacy will inspire us in 2020 and over the next decade.

If you're looking for ideas, consider looking into opportunities to volunteer with YMCA Of Metropolitan Dallas, For Oak Cliff, Youth Believing in Change (YBC), Project Unity, Jubilee Park & Community Center, Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, VNA Texas, Young Women's Preparatory Network.

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Thank you for helping these families have a  very special Christmas. Many shared with us that this was the most blessed day ever!

Thank God for the opportunity to participate in the work of the Holy Spirit in concerting and discipling children. Judy Allen (pictured below) has been instrumental in many children’s salvation.

Thanks to our friends at Allyn Media for nominating YBC student-athlete Rodney Brown for the Community Service Award which he won along with a $1000 shopping spree with WNBA point guard Skylar Diggins. YBC also was awarded $5000 to help with our Afterschool program.

Christmas 2019

Thank you for helping these families have a very special Christmas. Many shared with us that this was the most blessed day ever!

Thank you for helping these families have a very special Christmas. Many shared with us that this was the most blessed day ever!

This Thanksgiving, we would like to thank you for providing over 600+ meals per week to children at YBC this semester. Happy Thanksgiving!

Chi Omega Christmas Marketplace

Less than one week away for the Chi Omega Christmas Marketplace. The Chi Omega Christmas Market (COCM) offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 220 merchants showcasing gifts for every age. You can get your holiday shopping done while supporting YBC and other deserving charities.

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2NPh8IO

This Sunday, we are Bowling for Change! Come out and help the kids bowl. We will be at USA Bowl from 1-3pm. Free Pizza, Free Soda and Lots of Fun!

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From struggle bus to 'change bus'

Thank you Lake Highlands Advocate for sharing our story of 'change'.

lakehighlands.advocatemag.com These neighbors give their time to improve the lives of Lake Highlands’ youth. From after-school programs to mentoring and providing meals, the children of our neighborhood receive the compassion and service they need. Photo cred: Danny Fulgencio n 1970, Nina

Holiday Shopping for Change!

YBC is proud to be a beneficiary of Chi Omega's Christmas Market in November! We hope that you will come out to shop and support YBC.

For more information go to: http://www.chiomegaxmas.org/

[08/30/19]   Just A Reminder " No YBC on Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance to the Labor Day Holiday. Enjoy and Be Safe." We will return to YBC on Tuesday September 3, 2019. Be Blessed.

HELP YBC’s children’s choir sing a new song of praise by giving a gift of your choice on North Texas Giving Day 2019.

[08/19/19]   We are excited here at (YBC) Youth Believing In Change. Today we begin our after school program, Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Blessing's to the staff, students, supporters, family and friends.

[08/17/19]   Youth Believing In Change ( YBC ) 2019 After - School Program begins Monday August 19, 2019. YBC Approaching 25 years of changing lives. Praise God !!!

We are pleased to announce that (YBC) Youth Believing In Change is now accepting applications for our 2019 After School Ministry. YBC wants to partner with you to help guide your child in their spiritual and educational growth through active participation in our program activities. Please Download the Enrollment Form and return it to the YBC office. We look forward to Serving You.

Youth Bowling for Change November 10, 2019.

Youth Believing In Change (YBC) shares the love of Jesus Christ

"Ms. Chamu's newborn Baby Boy. A future YBC'er. YBC ( Youth Believing In Change) continues to grow."

Youth Believing in Change

(YBC) Youth Believing in Change gives children the spiritual and educational foundation they need to succeed.

"Passing the torch to the next generation. Jessica Ramirez was impacted as a child at YBC. Now she wants her son, Ethan, to receive the same blessing as a member of YBC today."

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We are pleased to announce that (YBC) Youth Believing In Change is now accepting applications for our 2019 After School Ministry. YBC wants to partner with you to help guide your child in their spiritual and educational growth through active participation in our program activities. Please Download the Enrollment Form and return it to the YBC office. We look forward to Serving You.

Youth Bowling For Change

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Ruth Kalu with YBC friends Lynn and Paul Vitek during their visit from Colorado today. Ruth is a classic example of YBC’s intent to nourish the Divine spark in children. Ruth and her sister and 3 brothers have been YBC’ers going on 10 years. It’s a blessing to be entrusted with the Kingdoms greatest resource...children. At YBC we don’t take it lightly as God’s word says in Psalm127 that children are like arrows in the hands of a mighty warrior. Blessed I’d the man whose quiver is full of them for they shall contend with the enemy in the gates. So WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It means that because God has blessed YBC with dozens of children then it is our role and goal to passionately propel them forth with precision, purpose infused by the power of the Holy Spirit so that as they take down territory for the Kingdom of God.

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D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read). Summer Reading Program 2019 With Author Sharon Jones-Scaife.

Bowling For Change 2018

Bowling For Change 2018

Dedication of the YBC library in honor of the Turnbull Family and Royal Lane Baptist Church for their years of leadership, loyalty and service. Thank you for your continued support.

Cashton, shares an eternal truth!!

YBC received $24,350 on North Texas Giving Day. Thank you so much!! Your contributions will cover the costs to transport forty children to YBC where they will receive a healthy meal and after-school tutoring along with spiritual guidance.

A $250 donation covers the cost for a child to attend KAA – Kids Across America. Last summer, YBC was able to send 50 students to camp.

Won’t you help send a child to camp next summer? Go to: https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

Our student population represents 16 different countries (in the Vickery Meadows area). Many of the parents do not speak English, so are unable to assist with homework, making our after-school and summer programs so valuable to the children we serve.

Please give today and support the children of YBC: https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

Adam McGough, Dallas City Council, District 10

Thank you to Councilman, Adam McGough for giving a shout out to all the incredible non-profits in District 10.

It's North Texas Giving Day and these area nonprofits are looking for your support!

Scofield Christian School • Dallas
Pamper Lake Highlands
Healing Hands Ministries
Forerunner Mentoring Program
Feed Lake Highlands
Lake Highlands Junior Women's League
Wild for Cats-Lake Highlands High School Academic Booster Club
Dallas Ballet Company
Dallas Lutheran School
Young Life Lake Highlands
Moss Haven Farm
Youth Believing in Change (YBC)
St. John's Episcopal School Dallas
White Rock Dog Rescue, Dallas, Tx
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Refugee Resources, Inc. 501 (c) 3 Non Profit

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A $50 donation sponsors meals for a day during our after-school program.

Please support YBC during NTxGivingDay today. https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

A $25 donation covers school supplies for one week during our after-school program.

Please give to YBC today between 6am & midnight https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

YBC utilizes 240 volunteers each year to assist children with homework, read during the summer as part of our D.E.A.R. “Drop Everything and Read” program, serve as chaperones and help plan fundraising events.

To learn more, go to: https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

Please "Get Up & Give" and support YBC on NTxGivingDay. https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

Your donation will make a difference!

Children grow in confidence as the result of memorizing and reciting scripture as well as performing with the YBC’s children’s choir. Our choir has performed at several YBC events as well as nursing homes, retirement villages and children’s hospitals.

Won't you keep the music playing by scheduling your donation to NTxGivingDay today: https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

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Come bowl with us Sunday, September 30th 3:00-5:00pm. Volunteers and sponsors needed to make this event a success! For more information go to: http://ybcdallas.org/events/bowl-for-change/

A $600 donation covers the cost for a child to attend YBC’s Summer Program where they receive more than 250 hours of education instruction, participate in the Children’s Choir, cultural field trips and receive 3 meals per day. Please Get Up & Give to YBC on NTxGivingDay: https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

YBC serves 28,800 meals during our after-school program and 11,000 during the summer. Emergency assistance is often needed to help families with food baskets and other needs for additional family members. Please Get Up & Give on NTxGivingDay: https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

[09/17/18]   If you believe that EVERY CHILD should have a Safe, Fun, Loving, Structured place to go after school then agree that EVERY one of YBC’s Facebook friends will put hi to MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

YBC transports 150 children, 310 days annually. A $100 donation provides transportation for kids to attend YBC for one week. Help give these kids a ‘ride’ and schedule your donation to NTxGivingDay today. Go to: https://bit.ly/2p3hO0c

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