Funding the Education of the Next Generation of African American Leaders in Dallas
Supporting Pro Bono Legal Service Organizations Working in Our Community
J. L. Turner Legal Association
F O U N D A T I O N
The Foundation underwrites the cost of several local DFW high school and middle school student to participate in DFW to Austin Mock State Government.
DFW to Austin supports a statewide, youth led, civic engagement program for high school and middle school students. It is an exciting hands-on experience in the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government along with print and broadcast media.
Youth delegates will:
•Study and debate public issues
•Experience the Judicial branch of our state government
•Write a legislative bill
•Participate in a Youth Legislature
•Produce the mock state news broadcast
•Edit the mock state newspaper
Students across the state of Texas participate in their local District Conference and culminate the experience in a four-day State conference in Austin, Texas. Click here to see video of the farewell address of a student who served as the mock presiding officer of the legislature.