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North Texas Giving Day Booster: Just Say YES

MySweetCharity | August 19, 2019

According to Just Say Yes donor and youth advocate Dick Blaylock, For 10 years, my wife Barbie and I have actively supported Just Say YES – Youth Equipped to Succeed – on North Texas Giving Day. The concept of having one day dedicated to raising funds for nonprofits in our community is incredible, and something we have enjoyed participating in over the years. I am … [Read more…]


Preston Hollow People | June 10, 2019

Just Say YES reached new heights with its record-breaking 9th-annual celebration. The star-studded night included appearances by keynote speaker Coach Tony Dungy, event host and two-time Super Bowl Winning Champion Tony Casillas and Coach Avery Johnson who presented the Youth Impact Award. The event was held at The Statler in downtown Dallas on April 23. 450 guests attended the organization’s largest annual fundraising event in order to support its mission of equipping today’s youth to succeed… [Read more…]

Dan Bailey was pleased. The crowd of 450 gathered at Dallas’ Statler hotel on Tuesday, April 23, for the 9th annual fundraiser for Just Say YES — a Dallas education nonprofit that Dan founded and serves as president — was the largest in the nonprofit’s history. Why did he think that was? “Having Tony Dungy as the keynote speaker,” Dan replied without hesitation. “We’ve also … [Read more…]

Just Say YES’ Dan Bailey just sent word about Tuesday night’s “Reaching New Heights” fundraising supper at The Statler — “We were set up for 400 and had to add five tables, putting us at 450. All of our tables are sold out, but we do have a few seats at a couple of tables around the room.” In addition to joining Honorary Co-Chairs Tavia and Clark Hunt and hearing former … [Read more…]

Tavia and Clark Hunt had hardly had time to switch from their uber formal wear for daughter Gracie Hunt’s bowing at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Deb Presentation on Saturday, February 9, when it was learned that they’ve taken on another fundraising event. They will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 9th Annual Celebration benefiting Just Say YES (Youth Equipped to … [Read more…]

A Simple Thank You To: Just Say YES

MySweetCharity | January 3, 2019

From Garland ISD’s Lakeview Centennial High School Principal Maresa Bailey, “On behalf of our students, staff and parents at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland ISD, I am honored to give ‘A Simple Thank You’ to Just Say YES – Youth Equipped to Succeed. Just Say YES has served as a trusted partner for the last nine years, making them of the one of the … [Read more…]

MySweetWishList: Just Say YES

MySweetCharity | December 17, 2018

According to Just Say YES Board Member and Youth Advocate Jorge Gutierrez, “Reflecting on the past year, we truly have so much to be thankful for at Just Say YES. Because of supporters like you, we have been able to expand our programming in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; equipping thousands of K-12th grade students to say YES to their dreams and goals and no to destructive … [Read more…]

North Texas Giving Day Booster: Just Say YES

MySweetCharity | September 19, 2018

My alarm goes off at 5:50 a.m. I get dressed for school, wake up my siblings, make breakfast and then ask my older sister to drive me to school. I attend Lakeview Centennial HS, the only high school in Garland ISD that is a College & Career Magnet. The students are friendly; however, there are days when fights happen and some kids often misbehave. What makes Lakeview … [Read more…]

There is almost no better way to impact the future of a community than to invest in the education of its children. Dallas has some remarkable nonprofit groups helping to shape kids’ lives by providing educational resources, ensuring safe after-school care, and fueling kids’ dreams to do great things in the future. CultureMap’s new Dallas Charity Guide, presented in partnership with Frost’s Opt for Optimism campaign, is a one-stop resource for locals looking for ways to give back — including to the education of children in the community… [Read more…]

Jenna Bush Hager to Give Talk

Dallas Morning News | April 1, 2018

Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager will speak at a benefit for Just Say YES — Youth Equipped to Succeed on April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion. Dallas-based Just Say YES encourages teens nationwide to make positive choices and avoid risky behavior through motivational talks, mentoring and other programs. The organization will present the Coach Avery Johnson Youth Impact Award to Tavia and Clark Hunt. Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown is honorary chair… [Read more…]

… And now Just Say YES Founder/ President Dan Bailey sent word that Jenna will be the special guest speaker at the Just Say Yes 8th Annual Celebration at Belo Mansion on the evening of Tuesday, April 10, with former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as honorary chair… [Read more…]

Meet Dan Bailey of Just Say YES in Richardson

Voyage Dallas | September 13, 2017

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dan Bailey. Thanks for sharing your story with us Dan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I worked in sales and marketing for two Fortune 500 companies over a combined 22 years. During the last two years of my corporate career, I did something very dangerous – I started to volunteer once a month as a speaker in the public schools. [Read more…]

Honorary Chairs Candice and Tony Romo weren’t going to be able to make it. But that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm Wednesday, April 19, when around 350 people showed up for Just Say YES’ Building Bridges celebration dinner at Belo Mansion. The keynote speaker, after all, would be another high-wattage local celeb: former Dallas Police Chief David Brown. And the evening would be … [Read more…]

More than 300 guests showed up to support this year’s seventh annual “Building Bridges”-themed Just Say YES celebration, which aims to equip students with the tools needed to develop stronger connections with their families, their community, and one another. While the raffle and silent auction certainly created an exciting buss in the room, it was the Just Say YES student/parent interview that was the highlight of the evening… [Read more…]

I don’t know whether ex-Dallas police chief David Brown is a Democrat, a Republican, a socialist, or a tea party guy, or whether he’s even interested in politics. But in a rare speaking appearance at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion Wednesday night, the South Oak Cliff native showed he’s still one of the most charismatic, insightful, level-headed public thinkers around. The kind who—if he ever did want to run for office—could probably write his own ticket… [Read more…]

As if having former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the keynote speaker and Honorary Co-Chairs Candice and Tony Romo weren’t enough for the 7th Annual Just Say Yes (Youth Equipped to Succeed) Celebration’s Building Bridges,” organizers have put together quite a line up for the Wednesday, April 19th raffle and live auction fundraiser at Belo Pavilion. For the raffle, … [Read more…]

Just Say YES

Dallas Morning News| February 25, 2017

Retired Dallas Police chief David Brown will speak at an April 19 dinner fundraiser at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion for Just Say Yes — Youth Equipped to Succeed. Candice and Tony Romo are honorary chairs. Founded in 2002, the Dallas nonprofit organizes student assemblies and provides curricula and peer mentoring to encourage teens to pursue their aspirations and avoid risky behavior. It has conducted programs in 38 states. [Read More…]