PSA Pays it Forward

The Youth Safety and Civility Alliance was invited to participate in the Plano Sports Authority’s annual “PSA Pays it Forward” event.  Throughout the day, YSCA volunteers were able to interact with soccer and basketball coaches, players, and parents, promoted our “Campaign for Civility” and “Heads Up!” clinics as well as strategies for promoting sportsmanship on and off the field.  Several teams followed up with us after the event for more information or a one-on-one session with their team. 

Did you know that “youth who are involved in sports report higher average levels of civic engagement…” and more likely to have volunteered and registered to vote?! []  PSA is one of the largest sports organizations in north Texas and it’s great to see that they are tying to foster a spirit of positive engagement in their leagues!

Keeper of the Game “Movie Night” at Baylor, Scott, and White at the Star

YSCA supporters were excited to show their support for Keeper of the Game Foundation’s Movie Night at Baylor, Scott, and White Sports Performance Center at the Star.  If you haven’t seen the great things this organization is doing to encourage servant leaders, be sure to visit their website!  It was a fun night and we enjoyed meeting Texas Rangers reporter Emily Jones, professional baseball players Hunter Dozier (Royals), Jose Trevino (Rangers) and Ryan Vilade (Rockies). 

Riddle Elementary “Fall Festival”

YSCA student volunteers attended Riddle Elementary School’s Fall Festival, where hundreds of kids and parents played the night away and raised money for Riddle programs!  YSCA coordinated with safety outreach programs through organizations like the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and Driving on the Right Side of the Road to provide every child in attendance with age-appropriate books on neighborhood safety and making good choices.  There were coloring books, story books, stickers, spiral notebooks, and more!  Not only did our volunteers facilitate the distribution of hundreds of books…they also had a blast helping to staff the rides and games!