United States Senator Dan Coats of Indiana hosts One Heart at the Capitol
Senator Coats organized a special meeting for the leadership of One Heart to share with other US policital and business leaders the vision of how One Heart can change the landscape of both high-risk and at-risk youth through community-based programs and outreach efforts.
One Heart launches Texas Mentoring Initiative
The event was hosted by Baylor University and the Geroge W. Bush Institue. Special Guests included, Clark Kellogg - Former NBA player and TNT Basketball Commentator, Ken Starr, Baylor University President and 39th Solisitor General of the United States, Harriet Meyers Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Jay Hein, Deputy Assistant to U.S President George W. Bush, Byron Johnson, Director, Institute for Studies of Religion Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and other Dallas area leaders. The Initiative will impact more than 1,000 incarcerated youth in six Texas counties and will the model that will roll out nationwide.
One Heart on the Radio - check it out!
Art Show to Benefit One Heart
Friday, October 7th 7pm-9pm. Fort Worth Community Art Center (Across from the Kimball)
Local artist, Anne Ashton and team went behind prison walls to discover teenage artists currently incarcerated. The exhibit highlights the works done by these young men.
Kris Hogan and Mack White to share the One Heart message to thousands
My Brother's Keeper… 5:30pm on Sunday night, August 7.
SMU Head football coach, June Jones has a heart for reaching young men in the inner city. Because of that, he and a group of leaders in Dallas are hosting a big, cool event. They are hoping to fill the SMU stadium… 30,000+. This event will have relevant (in this case, mostly Hip Hop) music and pro athletes sharing their stories.
One Heart will be a featured presenter. Coach Hogan will deliver a message, we'll show the movie trailer and Mack White will speak to the young men in attendance. His experience as a kid at-risk makes his message powerful and impactful to listeners from all walks of life. The event is free! Come and see what is happening in our city. Just come and see. Click here for more details.
One Heart Character Football Combine at Gainesville State School a huge success!
Former Dallas Cowboy, Reggie Barnes led a character camp at Gainesville State School on July 17. He was assisted by Jun Anderson and Dudley Williams, the three former NFL'rs demonstrated their concern by coaching a Mini Combine. In between sweating and running, the young men heard about character skills necessary for football and for life. Mack White shared his story with the 32 guys from Gainesville. After serving throughout the day, our 24 volunteers shared dinner with the youth that participated in the combine. Meaningful relationships develop; where volunteers choose to commit to the One Heart effort.
One Heart teams up with Anthony White to teach skills and character at Gainesville State School
The Basketball Camp at Gainesville State School was a huge success! On June 10-11, Anthony White, a former international basketball professional, and his coaches, a group of former college basketball players, taught basketball skills, ran drills, and shared personal stories to a group of 34 student. At lunch, 27 volunteers enjoyed pizza with the students and had one-on-one time. All were then treated to a game between a men’s team from Gateway Church and the best of the best students. On June 30th, these men and other community members met at Gateway Church to learn about mentoring opportunities at Gainesville State School. Eight new mentors signed up. For those who could not attend, we have scheduled a second training session for July 26th. If you want to learn more about how to get engaged, please click here. This is a great model that demonstrates how One Heart partnered with a local church, a great ministry and a youth detention center in order to impact lives of all who participated.