Students Standing Strong – we want to change headlines

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Every day the media shouts another tragedy happening in the world. Students Standing Strong has a different headline to share, Great Things Are Happening in Public Schools.

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High school students studying God’s word at a Students Standing Strong Club in Southlake, TX.

Students Standing Strong helps to form and support student-led Bible study clubs in public intermediate, middle and high schools. These clubs allow students to know they are not alone in their faith and that together they can stand strong for Jesus Christ. Each week students from all backgrounds and denominations come together to learn, lead and live Biblical truth. Continue reading

Carson Leslie Foundation – Carrying on Carson’s Legacy

carson-leslie-logoCarson Leslie poured out his heart in a journal during his 3 year battle with brain cancer. As he got weaker, he asked his English teacher to help him put his thoughts on paper and then negotiated that his journal be his passing grade for freshman English.

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Carson, signing his book deal 6 days before he took his last breath

Finally, when cancer was relentless, he asked that his journal be published “to give a voice to the teenagers and children who have cancer but are unable to express how such an illness affects their personal, social, physical and emotional life.  I want others to understand how to be a better friend to someone he/she knows.”  At lightning speed, six days before he died, Jan Miller of Dupree Miller, published Carry Me. Continue reading

Christ’s Angels Leaving Everlasting Blessings (C.A.L.E.B.) – Remembering the Forgotten People

Each year an estimated 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. 7 out of 8 children with cancer WILL SURVIVE and become part of “The Forgotten People”.

The affects of childhood cancer don’t end with remission. Although a key piece to a very complicated puzzle, this is only one phase of recovery. With a unique appearance, these young warriors have to transition into society fearing the unknown. The financial strain that accompanies the extensive hospital stays and various treatments can be mentally and physically draining for the entire family. At times they become encumbered with debt from simply trying to help their child survive. These are the woes of “The Forgotten People”. Continue reading

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas – Girls + STEM = A Big, Bright Future

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First grade Daisy Girl Scouts learned about animals and took action in their local community by creating a service project to collect food and toys for pets sheltered at the SPCA of Dallas.

Across history, women have proven their abilities to grasp and prevail in male dominated industries including sports, technology, politics, business and more. Yet we still fall incredibly short of changing the career pipeline for girls.

Too often, America has failed to invest in itself because it has failed to invest in girls. Today, fewer than 10 cents of every philanthropic dollar is spent on girls.  We know girls show a tendency to lose interest in the fields of tomorrow, like STEM, when they receive the message from society that science and technology is “for boys.” This means we are losing out on the insights, ideas, and potential impact of girls for our future. If we want America to remain a world leader, we have to champion the types of programming that helps girls sustain the gains they make in school. Continue reading

Dallas Tennis Association – We Serve… Everyone Wins

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The Dallas Tennis Association (DTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who provides junior and adult tennis programming to the Dallas metropolitan area.

Dallas Tennis Association’s Motto is:  We Serve…Everyone wins.

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Students pictured here are participating in the The Dallas Tennis and Education Academy’s education component — the ACE curriculum (Academic, Creative, Engagement) which is part of the USTA’s National Junior Tennis and Learning program.

The DTA’s benevolent arm is the Dallas Tennis and Education Academy (DTEA).  The DTEA provides low-cost/no-cost programs to under-resourced, at-risk children.  These programs include tennis and education instruction, tennis equipment, scholarships, tournament and special events travel expenses, and, more importantly, life-skills training.  Continue reading

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum – Small Museum, Big Impact

NETCMMore than 60 miles from Dallas, the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is located in Commerce, TX and serves a primarily rural area. Because of this, we weren’t sure how our first year participating in North Texas Giving Day in 2015 would go. We were blown away by Commerce and northeast Texas’ support for our little museum! The support of our community helps to keep our doors open to the families that have come to rely on NETXCM for an affordable, entertaining place to play and learn. Continue reading