Youth With Faces gives youth in the juvenile justice system a second chance to be more than a faceless statistic. We all know making poor choices is part of growing up. But, for incarcerated youth, the poverty and dysfunction that led to their mistakes create a cycle of crime difficult for any teen to overcome alone. This is why we are here, every day without fail, with respect, accountability and belief in their potential. We help Dallas County youth change doing time into a time to learn and practice critical character lessons and work skills. As a result, they significantly reduce their chances of returning to custody and can build a new identity – as a capable young person with a contribution to make.
As a United Way of Metropolitan Dallas GroundFloor fellow, Youth With Faces is competing in the One Up the Vote social innovation competition. The contest is an exciting way to connect innovative nonprofits like us to the funding we need to improve our community. Starting September 27, seven North Texas … Read More
Retired Sergeant Major Jason Speede joined Youth With Faces in late 2016. As Director of Operations, Jason oversees the day-to-day function of our organization as well as developing curriculum and partnerships to grow our impact working with at-risk youth. Jason spent 23 years in the Army where he retired as … Read More
When most young men and women are released from the juvenile justice system, their job prospects are slim. They are so slim, in fact, that only 19 percent find employment upon release. At Youth With Faces, we are changing this statistic for the at-risk youth in our program with help … Read More
On a warm Friday night in July, one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants is bustling with diners enjoying the latest culinary trends. Single-source goat cheese and biscuit-crusted fish are just some of the delectable dishes featured on Café Momentum’s summer menu. But that’s not all that is special about this … Read More
All too often, the youth we serve have no one to believe in them. They have grown up in a world that expects them to fail, and they have come to expect it too. Shattering that myth can be transformational. When we believe in them, they can begin to believe … Read More