About Youth Connection Waco (Texas)

Since 1988 Youth Connection Inc. has worked in Waco, McLennan County and the surrounding community to help young people overcome obstacles and influences that place them at risk. Learn more about us at https://youthconnectionwaco.wordpress.com/

Moving Forward 2020 is April 24th!

We have a special…

SAVE-THE-DATE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Our next Moving Forward: Effective Ways to Impact Others Conference is Friday, April 24, 2020!

Stay tuned for all the details! This will be our 24th annual professional conference! We will get registration details to you ASAP so you can reserve your seat!

Bubba’s 33 Waco to support Youth Connection on Aug. 12th!

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On Monday, August 12, 2019, Bubba’s 33 – Waco will hold a special fundraising night specifically for US!

Tell your server you came out to support Youth Connection Waco, and a percentage of the cost of your meal will come directly to us!

Come out in support and let Bubba’s 33 do the dishes this Monday night! Don’t forget to tell your server! See you there!

Fundraising event August 12. 2019 for Youth Connection Waco at Bubba's 33 - Waco.

Bobby Dean and Timeless Country Band to headline #DOTB2019

Get your tickets now for a night of dancing, food and FUN at this year’s Down on the Bayou Cajun Celebration with special guests Bobby Dean and The Timeless Country Band!

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs relies heavily on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Down on the Bayou – Cajun Zydeco Festival – Tickets on sale NOW!

Down on the Bayou is Sept. 14th, and we couldn’t be more ready to let the good times roll!

Join us at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Knox Hall for Waco’s only Cajun Zydeco Festival celebrating music and food! Proceeds raised benefit our work to end teen pregnancy, assist teen parents, and help our youth succeed in Waco.

Restaurants from all over the area will bring their best in Cajun fare, while we dance the night away with Bobby Dean and Timeless Country Band!

Reserve your seats now! Individual tickets and tables are still available. Every dollar raised supports our work in Waco!

Don’t get left in the swamp! See you on Sept. 14th!

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

DOTB Cajun Zydeco Festival set for Sept. 14, 2019

Down on the Bayou Cajun Zydeco Festival Waco, Texas

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Reserve your seat NOW for our annual Down on the Bayou Special Event on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The party begins at 7:00pm!

This year’s event will be held at the Knox Center at The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located at I-35 and University Parks Drive in Waco, Texas.

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs relies heavily on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Become part of “Down on the Bayou” so you … don’t end up in the swamp!

THANK YOU to our generous 2018 sponsors! Together, we can help at-risk youth in Waco!  You can join the ranks of these powerhouses! Become a corporate sponsor for this year’s event! Click here to learn more.

Registration Forms NOW AVAILABLE for Spring Conferences

Our Spring Conferences are only 44 days away!

We just released our registration forms to guarantee your seats. Head over to each event page for more details and to get your downloads. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director Carolyn Nichols at (254)202-8480 or email Carolyn.Nichols1@BSWHealth.org.

Click on each link to head to that specific page:

April 12, 2019 — Moving Forward: Effective Ways to Impact Others – Now in its 23rd year! CE Credits available!

April 13, 2019 — Making Choices Youth Conference – A special student conference specific to preteens and teens in 5th through 12th grades.

 

Details Announced for the Making Choices Youth Conference – April 13, 2019

Youth Connection, Inc. will host Making Choices – Youth Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2019. This event is sponsored by Waco ISD

Place: University High School Gymnasium 3201 S New Rd, Waco, TX 76706

All Waco and McLennan County schools are invited and encouraged to bring students (5th through 12th grade) to hear speaker Craig J. Boykin. The cost is $5.00 per student for the first 100 students. After 100 students, the cost is $2.50 per student. (Price includes lunch)
Number of students attending required by April 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact Carolyn Nichols at 254-202-8480 or Carolyn.Nichols1@BSWHealth.org, You may also contact Board Chairperson Tammie Bowman 254-300-3646

To learn more about the conference and our speaker Craig Boykin, click here. 

ATTENTION Teachers, Parents and Care Givers! SAVE THE DATE!

ATTENTION TEACHERS, PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS of STUDENTS in 5th thru 12th grade!

Do you see your students needing a little extra motivation?

SAVE THE DATE for our FIRST-EVER MAKING CHOICES YOUTH CONFERENCE on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Waco, Texas!

This workshop is intended to inspire youth to #RISEABOVE current situations and circumstances and achieve the greatness they deserve!

Sessions include…

Make College Count – Learn strategies and the best practices of how to become a successful college student from the perspective of a former high school dropout.

Emotional Realities – We live in a stressful world. This session will help you process and cope with emotional trauma and develop creative ways to build relationships and trust with others.

Check out our webpage to learn more about our special speaker Craig J. Boykin! We will announce the time and location ASAP.

Questions? Please contact our Executive Director, Carolyn Nichols, at (254)202-8480 or email Carolyn.Nichols1@BSWHealth.org.

https://youthconnectionwaco.wordpress.com/riseabove-youth-conference-april-13-2019/

Down on the Bayou Cajun Celebration set for Sept. 14, 2019!

Reserve your seat NOW for our annual Down on the Bayou Special Event on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The party begins at 7:00pm!

This year’s event will be held at the Knox Center at The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located at I-35 and University Parks Drive in Waco, Texas.

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs relies heavily on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Become part of “Down on the Bayou” so you … don’t end up in the swamp!

Would you like to help us change the lives of at-risk youth and teen parents in Waco? Become a corporate sponsor for this year’s event! Click here to learn more.

Join us for our 1st EVER Making Choices Youth Conf! April 13, 2019

That’s right! We’ve added to our esteemed and sought-after training sessions!

You are invited to our first annual Making Choices Youth Conference! This conference is ONLY FOR STUDENTS from 5th grade through high school!

Do you or a friend need a little extra motivation? This workshop is intended to inspire you to #RISEABOVE your current situations and circumstances and the greatness you DESERVE!

Other sessions include…

Make College Count – Learn strategies and the best practices of how to become a successful college student from the perspective of a former high school dropout.

Emotional Realities – We live in a stressful world. This session will help you process and cope with emotional trauma and develop creative ways to build relationships and trust with others.

So, get your phone out and save the date! Saturday, April 13, 2019! We will announce the times and location ASAP! 

To learn more about this year’s speaker, visit our main Making Choices webpage here.