Red Lobster’s Dine to Donate Event Set for Dec. 15, 2020!

Join us December 15th at Red Lobster in Waco, Texas, as we participate in their Dine to Donate event!

Youth Connection Waco will receive 10% of the meal costs for diners who bring a special flyer into the restaurant on that date, but YOU MUST HAVE THE FLYER WITH YOU for it to count. Please click on the flyer below to print it.

The event happens all day, so whether your craving lunch or dinner, you can still give. Please mark your calendars! We thank you so much for your support of the work we do to help at-risk youth and teen parents in Waco. See you on the 15th!

Your SEASIDE ESCAPE awaits! Enter to win a 7-day GETAWAY!

A Seaside Escape Giveaway Benefiting Youth Connection

Check out these pics! Could you stay here for a week?

Gulf views make this 3rd Row ~4 bedroom beauty a great spot for your family trip to the beach.  Sit and watch turtles or throw a line into the pond in front of the house or take a quick trip to the wide beaches and get some sand between your toes for 7 days and 6 nights!

  • New Construction
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • TV’s and WiFi
  • Cargo Lift
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Subdivision has walk over access to beach
  • Pet Friendly
  • Includes linens and cleaning
  • Sleeps 14
  • Near Galveston – Port Bolivar Ferry

Master Bedroom (King), Bedroom 2 (2 Queens & 2 twin bunkbeds), Bedroom 3 (2 Queens), Bedroom 4 (1 Full), Living Area, Master Bath (Walk-in Shower), Guest bath (Tub/Shower Combo), Living Area (Powder Room).

Available: Offseason dates for 7 days and 6 nights

(Labor Day to Mother’s Day excluding holidays and month of March)

Valued at $1715.00 ~ Valid until October 17, 2021

Subject to Availability ~ Winner must be 25 years or older ~ Conditions Apply

Winner will be announced on October 17th via Facebook Live

Tickets:  1-$10  3-$25  7-$50  15-$100

Purchase Tickets:

For more pictures please visit:

For tickets or more info – Carolyn Nichols 254-202-8480 or call Tammie Bowman at 254-300-3646.

Address of location: 3814 Marble Street, Port Bolivar, TX 77650

Win a Weekend at a Seaside Getaway! Drawing on Oct. 17!


Go here to today to enter for your chance to win!

Seaside Escape Fundraiser to benefit Youth Connection in Waco, Texas.

Don’t miss your chance for a relaxing week in the sun! Click the link now to enter our drawing!

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, You may also contact Board Chairperson Tammie Bowman 254-300-3646

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

SAVE THE DATE! Moving Forward Conference set for April 13, 2018!

We are excited to announce plans are already in progress for our next Moving Forward: Effective Ways to Impact Others Spring Conference! This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the McLennan Community College Conference Center.

STAY TUNED for more details, a special announcement about this year’s speaker, and to reserve your seat!

Online Registration NOW OPEN for our 2017 Spring Conference!

Have you registered yet for our Moving Forward: Effective Ways to Impact Others Conference on April 7, 2017?

Here’s your chance! Our convenient online registration link is now available! Click here to reserve your seat TODAY! Or, cut and paste this link into your browser:

To learn more about this year’s conference, visit our event page at

We look forward to seeing you on April 7!


Moving Forward: Effective Ways to Impact Others Conference set for April 7, 2017!

Youth Connection will host its 21st annual Central Texas Regional Conference, “Moving Forward: Effective Ways to Impact Others” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 7, 2017, at McLennan Community College Conference Center with registration starting at 8:00 a.m.

By very popular request we are bringing Kevin Tutt and Michael Daggs back to Waco! This is an awesome opportunity to hear these two powerful speakers! (

The emphasis for this year’s conference will focus on motivation. Anyone attending will benefit from their powerful messages!  The keynote presentation will cover “The Power of Positive & Lifting Others Up.”  Breakout sessions will cover titles such as: “A Change in Perspective – Looking at Situations Differently,” “The Art of Communications and Handling Difficult Situation,” and “Working Within Your Strengths.”

Tyler M. Smith is a Sr. Lecturer & Division Leader at Baylor University will present “The Implications That Culture Has on Family.”

Emilie Cunningham is an instructor of Maternal and Infant Health at Baylor University and the Family Life Coordinator at Providence Health Center in Waco, Texas, where she serves as a community and staff educator. She will serve as presenter for a breakout session entitled, “Optimizing the Transition to Mother hood and the First Year.”

Registration is $75 and includes lunch (breakfast is not provided) and program materials. A special $20 student fee is available with current Student I.D. CE Credits will be available for an additional charge of $10. The conference is approved for social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychologists and any other group that will accept the conference as CE for that individual. All persons who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form will be awarded 7 Continuing Education contact hours for social workers, psychologists and other approved individuals.

Checks may be made payable to Youth Connection, Inc. Please mail registration form and checks to:

Youth Connection, Inc.

P.O. Box 20984

Waco, Texas 76702

All registration forms must be received no later than March 28, 2017. No refunds for cancellation after March 28, 2017. For registration after March 28. The cost will be $85.

For additional information, please call (254)202-8480 or email