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September 17, 2016

Donate on North Texas Giving Day

Mark your calendar and plan to donate to the Thank You Darlin’ Foundation on September 22nd  by clicking here North Texas Giving Day Across the nation students are struggling and failing because of a decline in literacy skills, and this is especially true for economically disadvantaged youth.  In addition, funding for the arts, a proven […]

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Word Formnoun
DefinitionA method of betting, as on a horserace, in which the bettor must correctly pick those finishing in the first and second places in precisely that sequence.
UsageEven though she knew it was risky, she was tempted to go for the exacta, which had a higher payout than a bet on just the winning horse.

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Two urban teenage girls who had been sitting in a rat infested mobile classroom were now sitting in a boardroom deciding the theme that inspired this book.

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Mark Your Calendar for Our 2017 National Poetry Month Youth Poetry Slam,

Saturday, April 29th  


Youth Poetry Slam Winners










Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas with TYD Board Members and Executive Director

Mayor Price, TYD Board & Director

Shelley Cox, Carolyn West, Mayor Betsy Price, and Terri Paul Lovelace


“Poetry is active!” exclaimed a student.  Poetry is also a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) requirement, and a great way to strengthen confidence, literacy, and leadership skills.