DALLAS AFTERSCHOOLThe mission of Dallas Afterschool is to improve the quality and availability of after-school and summer programming in Dallas County.
Dallas Afterschool | Improving Afterschool Safety + Quality in Dallas 
YOUTH WORLDSWe work together to inspire hope and relieve economic burdens in south Dallas so our kids can live in a stronger, healthier community.

Youth World Dallas | Finding My Place 
FORT WORTH OF EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPKids in Fort Worth need more great public schools – traditional public schools, schools of choice, and public charter schools; all working together to ensure that every child receives a high-quality education that allows them to lead the lives they aspire to.
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ABILITY CONNECTIONJoin us, and help make a difference for people with dissabilities.Ability Connection | Enriching the lives of people with person at a time. 
EDUCATION IS FREEDOMEducation is Freedom transforms lives through education.
Education is Freedom 
EDUCATIONAL FIRST STEPSThe mission of Educational First Steps is to increase the number of economically disadvantaged children receiving high-quality early childhood education. They do this by transforming daycare centers in impoverished communities into high-quality early childhood education learning centers.
Dallas Afterschool | Improving Afterschool Safety + Quality in Dallas 
MOMENTOUS INSTITUTEWe work at the heart of educational and mental health to help young people and families live happier, healthier lives.Momentous Institute 
DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL Dallas Afterschool works to level the playing field for children of all races and economic backgrounds by informing community stakeholders, supporting afterschool and summer programs and their staff members, and coordinating community resources.
Dallas Afterschool | Improving Afterschool Safety + Quality in Dallas 
EDUCATION OPEN DOORSEducation Opens Doors and its student manual Roadmap to Success evolved from the passion and efforts of several Teach for America alumni and education pioneers. Roadmap to Succeess is the hands-on evidence of the mission of Education Opens Doors: empowering students to strategically navigate through high school to college.
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GILL CHILDREN SERVICESGill Children’s Services is a funding source of last resort that provides a safety net for Tarrant County Children whose medical, dental, physical, social, psychological, and educational needs have not been met by other community resources. It provides kids with medications, hearing aids, eyeglasses, root canals, summer school tuition assistance, therapy, and much more.
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HIGH-TECH HIGH HEELSHigh-Tech High Heels (HTHH) is a nonprofit organization in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas. It believes the world will be a better place when there is a diverse, qualified workforce with more opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  
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INDEPENDENCE GARDENSIndependence Gardens is a parent-led nonprofit organization founded in 2013. Its overall mission is to connect kids with food through actionable, impactful nutrition education programs.
Nonprofit Organization | Independence Gardens 
JUST SAY YES Just Say Yes helps equip teens to succeed by educating them through student assembly speakers and classroom curriculum. Their goal is empowering students to say yes to their dreams and goals and no to destructive choices.  
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GIRLS INC.At Girls Inc. Dallas, we focus on the development of the “whole girl.” She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths.  
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LOVE FOR KIDSThe mission of Love for Kids is to ensure that children and their parents have easy access to education and resources.
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NATIONAL MATH AND SCIENCE INITIATIVENational Math and Science Initiative believes STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity, and is unmatched in unlocking student potential.  
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NBMBAA LEADERS OF TOMORROWThe LOT program from the DFW chapter of the National Black MBA Association provides leadership development to high school students. The program is driven by mentoring across four developmental areas: leadership, financial literacy, college preparation, and career preparation.
Leaders of Tomorrow® – NBMBAA 
READING PARTNERS OF NORTH TEXASReading Partners has been a part of the Dallas educational landscape since 2012, when it launched a program at George W. Truett Elementary School and Roger Q. Mills Elementary School and served 80 students. Since then, they've placed thousands of community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading skills. Their one-on-one tutoring empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging community volunteers to provide individualized, personal attention to each student in the program.

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TEAM HBCU FOUNDATIONThe Team HBCU Foundation support future and current historically black college and university students through college and career readiness and scholarships.
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THE COMMIT PARTNERSHIPThe Commit Partnership is a community navigator and connector, working to ensure that all DFW students receive an excellent and equitable education that prepares them to flourish in college and career.
The Commit Partnership 
THE CONCILIOIts Parents Advocating for Student Excellence (PASE) program teaches parents their role, rights, and responsibilities to empower their children's academic success. In Community Health, they focus on educating parents and their children on obesity, nutrition, and physical activity, then support them as they make changes to their lifestyles.
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THE CLUBHOUSE FOR SPECIAL NEEDSThe clubhouse provides a safe environment for fun and fellowship for mild to moderate intellectual / physically challenged teens and young adults an opportunity for education, socialization, and independence in a recreational atmosphere. THE CLUBHOUSE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS -- 501c3 Non-Profit - Home 
FORT WORTH HOPE CENTERAt Fort Worth Hope Center, we are all about equipping individuals with the skills needed to be successful in any job market. Our comprehensive training programs provide the skills and confidence you need to get ahead.
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Once Upon a Month™This popular program provides children ages 0-5 with a free children’s book and an accompanying parent guide every month. By encouraging early reading, the initiative stimulates curiosity, language development and learning skills. 

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Books Beginning at Birth: Free Book Program for Families The Texas Association for the Education of Young Children and BookSpring have launched the statewide Books Beginning at Birth program. This program is designed to bring books into the homes of children from birth through age 4.Families in designated opportunity zones can apply to have free, diverse, high-quality books delivered to their homes. All families can access free digital books and other at-home literacy activities through the website. 

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Read: Kids ages 0-18 who read or are read to at least 20 minutes a day can earn great prizes.After logging 10 days of reading, kids earn a free book of their choice.Each time they reach the 10-day mark, kids can pick up another prize, up to 5 times over the summer.Kids who read at least 50 days by August 12 will be entered to win grand prizes!Log reading at or on the Beanstack app.Printable reading log - Full Color or Black and WhiteNot Just for Kids!Adults can have a SMART Summer, too!Read one hour a day.Log each day you read at dallaslibrary.beanstack.orgEarn a free book for every 20 days of reading (while supplies last).Read 50 days and be entered in the grand prize drawing.Complete activities to earn digital badges and pick out a goodie from the summer prize bag.ProgramsAttend programs at your neighboorhood branch, including live animals, hands-on science, crafts and more! 

Beanstack: Reading Challenges and Personalized Recommendations 

Dallas College offers a number of programs for youth under 18 years of age. Choose from courses in a variety of subjects including:

  • Music lessons
  • Sports lessons (swimming, tennis, dance, gymnastics)
  • Reading and writing improvement
  • Test preparation (SAT and TAKS)
  • Spanish
  • Math

Learn more about Continuing Education youth programs or check out our current class schedules to find courses for youth offered at each campus. Age range varies by course, so see the course descriptions for details. 

Youth Programs - Dallas College 

DCHHS Older Adult Services Program offers socializing opportunities and more independence for Dallas County residents 60 years and older. In addition, we provide physical and mental fitness activities, health and wellness programs, benefits counseling, community engagement, social and recreational activities as well as a number County resources and assistance programs.

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Aberg Center For Literacy: Aberg Center for Literacy is building richer lives, stronger families, and better communities through programs in English fluency, preparation for high school equivalency in English and Spanish, early childhood education, and family literacy.  

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Special Needs Schools for ChildrenDallas has several schools for special needs, providing a variety of options for special needs schooling. A child with special needs is eligible for public school at age 3; programs differ greatly between districts. The Down Syndrome Guild can connect you to parents of children who are in a range of special needs programs in your area.In Texas, an IEP (Individualized Education Program) is called an ARD (Admission, Review and Dismissal). To start your search, utilize one of these resources; once you have options, contact district or school officials for more information on enrollment and eligibility.

Adult Education & Literacy Adult education and literacy programs funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provide English language, math, reading, and writing instruction to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, or enter college or career training.