Mission: Our mission is providing youth with factual and relational information, equipping them to lead healthy and successful lives.
Programs: Fort worth tx area schools- elementary and secondary schools. Risk avoidance programs- addressing drugs, alcohol, bullying and teen pregnancy prevention. A. 70 programs given; 2,500 student curriculum for middle school students and educators; b. 36,416 individuals served (students 35,080. Parents 250. Educators 1086)
coach avery johnson assembly programs- secondary schools. Motivational programs that keep students focused on pursuing their dreams and goals as they avoid destructive and harmful choices. A. 26 programs given b. 17,879 individuals served (students 17,245: educators 634)
peer-to-peer mentoring- high school upper classmen mentoring at-risk freshmen and 8th graders. A. 7 schools participating- weekly to bi-weekly meetings and workshops; leadership retreats. B. 135 individuals served (students- 135, educators 20)
I was employed at Just Say YES (through a grant) for two years. My main role was audio/video technician and presenter for the teen film "Look Before You Leap". My wife and I traveled the country, showing this educational and inspirational film to thousands of students. The experience was life changing for me -- as it was for countless teens who applauded the film's message. Dan Bailey, the executive director, is a dedicated and focused leader: we always knew what the organization's vision was. His knowledge of teen issues (sexual activity, drugs/alcohol, dating, bullying) along with a wonderful team and roster of speakers is key to the impact that Just Say YES is having in the DFW area and across the country. This was my first experience of any kind with a non-profit and I highly recommend Just Say YES to anyone who is looking for a solid, well-run, visionary organization to support. -- Danny Jaco - Dallas, TX