ABOUT US

Redirecting Lives

The Wrightway Builds A Future Foundation (TWBAFF) believes that children are the very essence of the future. Who they are tomorrow is essentially the outcome of how they are raised and nurtured today. As one of the leading children's welfare organizations in the Dallas area, TWBAFF goes above and beyond to provide youth an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and gain the skills they need today to be the leaders we need for tomorrow.

 

TWBAFF’s goals are to shape the way youth live their lives and teach them the fundamentals of social responsibility, healthy living and cultural acceptance. The mission of the organization is to take a holistic approach as it relates to family in order to redirect youth.  

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PROGRAMS, INITIATIVES AND SERVICES

Impacting the Lives of Youth Since 2015

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B.E.A.T.S

Youth Safe Summer and After-School Initiative

B.E.A.T.S (Basketball, Entrepreneurship. Art, Technology and Science) is a summer camp and after-school program for youth with a focus on providing alternative activities and support during the summer months, while school is not in session, continuing into the school year for the purposes of offering kids another avenue to grow, foster personal development and remain safe from the influences and issues related to poverty, drug use, and gang violence.

Long term, as young men begin to transition from experiences of hopelessness and trauma, the community will shift into one that has no time or tolerance for in-fighting, petty crimes, and/or other acts of violence. 


"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
~ Proverbs 22:6.

ITHINK DALLAS

Public Safety and Quality of Life Initiative 

iTHINK is an innovative solution to reduce, deter and prevent crime by addressing the issues within a neighborhood, community, city or county. iTHINK is a part of Make Dallas One City’s mission, which is to make Dallas America’s Best City by making it one of America’s Safest cities.

 

As perception becomes reality for so many, iTHINK will assist in shaping the perception that says

“Don't Commit A Crime In Dallas Because Everyone Is Watching.” 

 

iTHINK is a life-saving initiative that seeks to prevent senseless killings, reduce criminal activity by tackling poverty and transforming mindsets through opportunity. iTHINK provides short and long-term solutions as it relates to public safety and economic development in hard to reach areas.

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Pathways To Independence 

Community Restoration and Wealth Building Initiative

Pathway To Independence (PTI) is an initiative to provide entrepreneurial training, mentoring and financial support to youth, single mothers and existing small business owners in urban communities. PTI requires the recipient to work hard and follow the rules of the agreement in order to provide them with the greatest chance for success.

Providing Real Opportunities 

Young Adult Workforce Development Training Program

 Providing Real Opportunities (PRO) is a 24-month pilot, focusing on individuals ages 18-24, by addressing their lack of foundational skills, work experience, marketable skills and environmental trauma. PRO’s immediate mission is to produce a well-trained, qualified employee or successful entrepreneur. PRO’s approach is to train each participant as an employee who is qualified to own his or her own business.
 

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B.E.A.T.S
TAKING ACTION TO PRESERVE LIVES

Channel 8 
Thursday June 6th, 2019

A safe summer pilot program that focuses on reducing youth poverty, addressing crime in historically underserved communities, strengthening families and building community trust. In an effort to directly address issues that plague males between the ages of 10 and 18 that live in underserved communities, B.E.A.T.S will focus daily on the following three C's in order to  develop young men. 

 

  • Conflict Resolution - to change the thought of grabbing a gun to resolve an issue.

       

  • Consequences - to show them how to count the cost of each action or decision they make. 

       

  • Chivalry - teaching them how to love, be loved and be a gentleman to girls and women.

ITHINK
THE SOLUTION

Channel 11
Monday June 24th, 2019

 iTHINK is a life-saving initiative that seeks to prevent senseless killings, reduce criminal activity by tackling poverty and transforming mindsets through opportunity. iTHINK provides short and long-term solutions as it relates to public safety and economic development in hard to reach areas. iTHINK will teach the following three C’s to young adults in order to reduce domestic violence.  

 

  • Communication - an effective way to convey your individual point and be heard. 

 

  • Conflict Resolution - to change the thought of violence to resolve an issue.

       

  • Consequences - to show them how to count the cost of each action or decision they make.

 

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