Journey to Dream (JTD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that embraces, equips and empowers teens to overcome adversity and live purposeful lives. Since 2004, JTD has impacted tens of thousands of students through prevention programs, teen support groups and community outreach. JTD is dedicated to impacting vulnerable populations such as at-risk teens and youth in crisis. We believe empowering these students with support, education and positive coping/life-skills will produce self-sufficient, successful adults.
In 2005, JTD launched its first pilot program and by 2009 was contracted with Lewisville Independent School District to provide prevention assemblies and student support groups to middle schools and high schools. JTD’s curriculum-based programs address issues plaguing today’s teens such as substance abuse, depression, cutting, bullying, teen pregnancy and homelessness.
In 2014, JTD began offering additional support to a growing population of homeless teens including life skills training and access to community resources. The critical need for housing set into motion JTD's most challenging endeavor, Kyle’s Place. Kyle's Place is the only homeless shelter in Denton County to house and care for unaccompanied youth ages 14-18. Aside from giving teens a safe place to sleep and basic necessities, JTD's Kyle's Place offers programs and support homeless youth need to get back on their feet and succeed. Services at Kyle's Place include a continuum of care such as life-skills training, case management, family counseling, group therapy, mentoring, and access to community resources.
JTD programs focus on prevention, support and restoration. Programs achieve the following goals:
- An appropriate attitude toward destructive behaviors
- Increased self-worth and self-efficacy
- Positive decision making and goal setting skills
- Strong relationships and support systems
- Honor for God, themselves and others
JTD programs bring relief to hurting and under-served teens. JTD ensures brighter futures for young people which builds stronger communities. JTD believes every teen matters and deserves the opportunity to achieve their dreams.