Our 6th Annual Celebration was a huge success! Thank you Tony and Candice Romo for joining us! We also would like to thank Lisa and Kenny Troutt for graciously opening their home. We cannot express enough how thankful we are for everyone who donated their time and support in making this a tremendous event. Your gifts truly make a difference in teens’ lives! Thank you to all who attended our 6th Annual Celebration last week and for helping us with the “Missing Puzzle Piece.”

The Just Say YES luncheon is an annual fundraiser event held each spring in Dallas, TX. This event provides supporters with a first-hand look at the amazing programs our speakers bring to schools across the nation and gives attendees the opportunity to further their investment in pointing youth in the right direction. Explore this section to find out more about our luncheon events.

Featured Speakers

Each year, one of our speakers takes the stage to address luncheon attendees as though they were high school students. In this way, supporters can hear exactly what high school students hear every time a speaker gives a school program through Just Say YES. Past luncheon featured speakers have included Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo, former NFL player Keith Davis, former NBA player and Head Coach Avery Johnson, former Armani runway model Jennifer Strickland and Gabe Salazar, #1 Latino Youth speaker in the nation.

Chance to learn more about the Just Say YES mission

The luncheon is also a great place for potential donors to learn more about Just Say YES, our vision to equip youth to succeed, and the reasons behind what we do. JSY founder and President Dan Bailey keeps current and future partners informed about the trajectory of the organization and new developments from the past year. He also highlights programs and speakers that have seen particular success in schools districts.

Pointing Youth in the Right Direction

The theme of our luncheon is Pointing Youth in the Right Direction. This is the goal of every Just Say YES program and resource that we provide to schools across the country. We would love to have you join us for an annual luncheon to find out more about how you can partner with Just Say YES to point youth in the right direction.

Luncheon Videos

Each year at the luncheon we show a brief video highlighting the featured luncheon speaker and the impact he or she has had on the students who hear the messages. Click to watch our videos from past years.