La Buena Vida Youth Foundation https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org Serving students in Irving, TX Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:19:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Schwan’s Orders Benefit Teenage Girls: Nov. 17, 2018-April 1, 2019 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/schwans-orders-benefit-irving-girls-nov-17-2018-april-1-2019/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:22:34 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/sushi-bingo-event-november-3-2018-copy/ Schwan’s Cares Supports Like a Boss! November 17, 2018 – April 1, 2019 This season Schwan’s Cares is raising money for Like a Boss, La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation’s new leadership program for teenage girls in Irving. By placing a food order through Schwans.com, a portion of the sales will come back in support of Like A Boss! You ... Read More

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Schwan’s Cares Supports Like a Boss!

November 17, 2018 – April 1, 2019

This season Schwan’s Cares is raising money for Like a Boss, La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation’s new leadership program for teenage girls in Irving.

By placing a food order through Schwans.com, a portion of the sales will come back in support of Like A Boss! You can shop from more than 300 high-quality, family-pleasing foods that are flash-frozen and delivered to your door.

There are no subscriptions. Order at your convenience. 

Like a Boss prepares high school girls to be more independent and confident as they enter the workforce. This new program for students in Irving schools focuses on providing:

  • Leadership skills
  • Self confidence
  • Money management
  • College/career prep
  • And much more

This fundraiser ends on April 1, 2019.

Please join us to raise money for Like a Boss! 

Learn more at the LBV campaign page at Schwan’s Cares.

 

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Let’s Play Bingo! November 3, 2018 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/sushi-bingo-event-november-3-2018/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:46:10 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/?p=1078 Let’s Play Bingo! Saturday, November 3, 2018 Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Game play begins promptly at 1:45 p.m. Tickets Individual Tickets $50.00 Table Sponsors $500.00 Includes: Tickets, Table, and Bingo supplies for eight (8) people Two bottles of wine or bubbly for the table Eight additional bingo cards for the table Register and Purchase Tickets or Table Sponsorships Prizes ... Read More

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Let’s Play Bingo!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Little Katana

6420 N MacArthur Blvd #140
Irving, TX 75039

(at the northeast corner of Beltline & Royal)
(972) 362-0888


Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Game play begins promptly at 1:45 p.m.

Tickets

Individual Tickets

$50.00

Table Sponsors

$500.00
Includes:

  • Tickets, Table, and Bingo supplies for eight (8) people
  • Two bottles of wine or bubbly for the table
  • Eight additional bingo cards for the table

Register and Purchase Tickets or Table Sponsorships

  • Prizes for the winners!
  • Appetizers & sushi rolls
  • Cash Bar – All drinks are happy hour prices

Download Sushi & Bingo Event Flyer

The proceeds raised support La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation’s programs for students in the Irving ISD high schools who are underserved or living in difficult home situations and for the new “Like a Boss” program geared toward preparing high school girls to be more independent and confident as they enter the workforce.

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Wine and Cheese Tasting: October 15, 2018 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/wine-cheese-tasting-october-15-2018/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:11:39 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/?p=1050 Like a Boss Monday, October 15, 2018 (At the Toyota Music Factory Across the Street from Bar Louis’ Back Patio.) Join us for an evening of Wine Tasting at Nosh and Bottle as La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation prepares to kick off a New Adventure! Like a Boss prepares high school girls to be more independent and confident as ... Read More

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Like a Boss

Monday, October 15, 2018


(At the Toyota Music Factory Across the Street from Bar Louis’ Back Patio.)

Join us for an evening of Wine Tasting at Nosh and Bottle as La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation prepares to kick off a New Adventure!

Like a Boss prepares high school girls to be more independent and confident as they enter the workforce.

This new program for girls in Irving schools focuses on providing:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Self Confidence
  • Money Management
  • College/Career Prep
  • And Much More

Tickets are $30 online or at the door.

Register and Purchase Tickets

Come early for a glass of wine at the bar & stay for a tour of some amazing wines and cheese


Download Wine & Cheese Tasting event flyer

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Graduates of La Buena Vida Find Brotherhood https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/graduates-of-la-buena-vida-find-brotherhood/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:14:55 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/la-buena-vida-youth-foundation-is-now-an-amazonsmile-charity-copy/ Patrons of Hope Irving Church and supporters of La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation gathered to celebrate the high school graduation of Robert Williams, Jaylon McNeil, Mario Zarazuat, Ezequiel Lopez Torres, and Timothy “T.J.” Doby with a burger cookout and cakes. Joy Goodrum, executive director of La Buena Vida (LBV), beamed as she called the graduates to the stage to ... Read More

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Patrons of Hope Irving Church and supporters of La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation gathered to celebrate the high school graduation of Robert Williams, Jaylon McNeil, Mario Zarazuat, Ezequiel Lopez Torres, and Timothy “T.J.” Doby with a burger cookout and cakes.

Joy Goodrum, executive director of La Buena Vida (LBV), beamed as she called the graduates to the stage to receive gifts and take pictures.

Boys in the program tend to have family issues and their parents might be incarcerated or otherwise neglectful. “If their families aren’t interested in celebrating this amazing success, that’s fine,” Goodrum said. “All of Irving can come and show them love and celebrate.

“Part of our [La Buena Vida’s] formula is these kids have to want more in life, and they have to want to all get along. We’re like a family.”

Both Ezequiel Lopez Torres and Timothy “T.J.” Doby graduated from MacArthur High School but were unaware of one another before LBV. Out of all the graduates, Torres has been at La Buena Vida the longest, since 10th grade. “I was living with my family, and I was having some problems with them,” Torres said.

He started sleeping in his car and almost dropped out of high school until he talked to his ROTC instructor who recommended him to the counselor who then, told him LBV was there to help. The process took about two days. He attributes his success to the woman who first encouraged him to go to school, Frances Piñeda.

Doby attributes his success to his school counselor, Tina Jane. At first, Doby was living with his mom, but he moved in with his aunt after his mom moved out of the state. Then he moved in with people he thought were his friends, but they robbed him. After that, Doby and Jane resolved to get him set up with La Buena Vida.

As for the graduates’ futures, Torres plans to work for a year before studying computers and technology in college.

Doby’s dream is to become an actor, but he said he has a lot of back-up plans and has enlisted in the Army reserves. He wants to finish classes at North Lake College, transfer to Tarleton State University, and then hopefully land a good audition during his time there.

“Everybody has their own situation and sometimes people get mad, but at the end of the day we still got each other’s back. We consider each other brothers,” Doby said.

La Buena Vida is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to “paving the road on the journey to ‘The Good Life’” for disadvantaged North Texas students. La Buena Vida not only provides housing for homeless male teens as they work toward graduation; it also provides teens with the skills and leadership principles needed for a successful transition into an independent professional life.

Last month, the young men took a trip to Austin where State Representative Rodney Anderson gave them a personal tour to the top of the State Capitol. Anderson also came to Hope Irving Church to celebrate the teens’ graduation on Monday, June 4.


Written by Audrey Rodriguez. Article originally published on Rambler Newspapers.

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La Buena Vida Youth Foundation is Now an AmazonSmile Charity! https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/la-buena-vida-youth-foundation-is-now-an-amazonsmile-charity/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:41:22 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/order-from-fish-city-grill-and-help-la-buena-vida-youth-september-4-2018-copy/ La Buena Vida Youth Foundation is now an AmazonSmile charity! When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice! To make sure La Buena Vida benefits from your Amazon purchases, you simply need to log on to your Amazon account a different way. Instead of logging ... Read More

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La Buena Vida Youth Foundation is now an AmazonSmile charity! When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice!

To make sure La Buena Vida benefits from your Amazon purchases, you simply need to log on to your Amazon account a different way. Instead of logging on through Amazon.com, you log on via smile.amazon.com. Once you log on the first time that way, you will get a screen asking you to select your charity. Please remember to type “La Buena Vida” in the ‘Pick Your Own’ field.

Remember, your purchases only count for La Buena Vida if you are logged onto your account via smile.amazon.com!

Please help your friends, kids, and coworkers go through this easy set up and help La Buena Vida Youth Foundation!

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Order from Fish City Grill and Help La Buena Vida Youth! September 4, 2018 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/order-from-fish-city-grill-and-help-la-buena-vida-youth-september-4-2018/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:01:48 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/?p=1019 Order from Fish City Grill and Help La Buena Vida Youth! Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Fish City Grill — Las Colinas 7750 North MacArthur #160 Irving, TX 75063 Help La Buena Vida’s youth leadership programs in the high schools and middle schools of Irving ISD! On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, all Fish City Grill branches will be donating 15% of ... Read More

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Order from Fish City Grill and Help La Buena Vida Youth!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fish City Grill — Las Colinas
7750 North MacArthur #160
Irving, TX 75063

Help La Buena Vida’s youth leadership programs in the high schools and middle schools of Irving ISD!

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, all Fish City Grill branches will be donating 15% of their total sales for the day to a charity of their choice. The Las Colinas branch picked La Buena Vida Youth Foundation! The benefit includes EVERYTHING — food sales, bar sales, dine-in, to-gos… even gift cards! No need to mention any special code, as they’ll automatically take 15% of everything and donate it to charity.

Mark your calendars for September 4th and make plans to visit Fish City Grill (Las Colinas)!

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Get Up and Give on North Texas Giving Day: September 20, 2018 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/get-give-north-texas-giving-day-september-20-2018/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:27:58 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/get-up-and-give-on-north-texas-giving-day-september-14-2017-copy/ North Texas Giving Day is Back! Mark your calendar for this big event that supports North Texas nonprofits. Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (Central) #NTxGivingDay DONATION LINK Add North Texas Giving Day to your calendar! This special day enables La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation to take advantage of incentives that multiply the impact of donations ... Read More

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North Texas Giving Day is Back!

Mark your calendar for this big event that supports North Texas nonprofits.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (Central)

#NTxGivingDay

Add North Texas Giving Day to your calendar! This special day enables La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation to take advantage of incentives that multiply the impact of donations made during this annual outpouring of support.

What is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people all over to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits, like La Buena Vida, on one day. Over eight years, the annual event has pumped more than $155 million into the North Texas community.

How is donating through North Texas Giving Day different?

The advantage of donating through the online event is that your gift will be multiplied! Your dollar will go further with added bonus funds and prizes raised by Communities Foundation of Texas, the sponsor of the event.

Your donation will help support the mission of the La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation to improve the lives of North Texas students in need through programs that provide leadership development and higher education opportunities.

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Graduation Bash and Cookout: June 4, 2018 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/graduation-bash-cookout-june-4-2018/ Thu, 24 May 2018 16:11:20 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/?p=987 Celebrating our 2018 Graduates! Monday, June 4, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hope Irving Church 1646 W. Irving Blvd Irving, TX 75061 (At the corner of West Irving Blvd and Pioneer) On Monday, June 4, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Board of La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation will have a La Buena Vida Graduation Bash ... Read More

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La Buena Vida youthCelebrating our 2018 Graduates!

Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Hope Irving Church
1646 W. Irving Blvd
Irving, TX 75061

(At the corner of West Irving Blvd and Pioneer)

On Monday, June 4, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Board of La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation will have a La Buena Vida Graduation Bash and cookout for our five boys who are graduating this year.

La Buena Vida at Natural Bridge CavernsWe invite the community to come out and celebrate the accomplishments of these five young men in our housing program who have worked so hard to achieve this goal.

Congrats to Ezequiel (MacArthur), Mario (MacArthur), TJ (MacArthur), Jaylon (Universal Technical Institute) and Robert (Irving HS)!

Graduation cards, gifts or gift cards are welcome but certainly not required. We just want these guys to know that people care about them and that our community is proud of them.

La Buena Vida Family Road Trip

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La Buena Vida Programs Travels to the Capital https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/la-buena-vida-programs-travels-to-capital/ Thu, 24 May 2018 14:40:56 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/casino-de-mayo-poker-tournament-benefit-may-11-2018-copy/ All seven of La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation’s residents, who live in the LBV Living transitional housing program, went on a “La Buena Vida Family Road Trip” to Austin, TX, where they had a private, behind the scenes tour of the Texas State Capitol with State Representative, Rodney Anderson. The group was also able to receive special permission from ... Read More

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All seven of La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation’s residents, who live in the LBV Living transitional housing program, went on a “La Buena Vida Family Road Trip” to Austin, TX, where they had a private, behind the scenes tour of the Texas State Capitol with State Representative, Rodney Anderson. The group was also able to receive special permission from the Speaker of the House to climb to very top of the dome, to the “crow’s nest”, located just below Lady Liberty’s feet. After a long day of stair climbing, they were able to relax over dinner at Juliet Italian Café, where they were joined by special guest, Chris Wallace, President of the Texas Association of Business. The next morning, it was on to exploring the wonders of Mother Nature at the Natural Bridge Caverns in San Marcos before traveling back home.

LBV board member Trevor Putman and his wife Sammi joined Executive Director, Joy Goodrum, for all the fun. Trevor drove the passenger van with as much expertise as he drives his ambulance or fire truck in Dallas. Sammi, who is preparing for the birth of their first child, had plenty of opportunities to practice her maternal instincts with the guys and they all took to both of them quickly.

The residents of the LBV transitional housing program are young men who are students in Irving who have been living in highly at-risk home situations or homeless while trying to complete their education in our Irving schools and wanting to pursue a better life.

Special thanks goes to Eric Norrington of ACE Cash Express for buying the handsome suits they are all wearing, to ACE Cash Express for sponsoring the trip and to Tony Pedroza of Genesis USA Services for sponsoring the day at Natural Bridge Caverns for the group. Also, much appreciation to State Representative Rodney Anderson and his team for blocking out their entire day on Friday to personally serve as behind the scenes tour guides of the Capitol for our group.

For more information on La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation and their mentoring, leadership and housing programs for Irving teens, please visit www.lbvyouthleadership.org.

Article originally published on Rambler Newspapers.

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La Buena Vida Casino De Mayo Poker Tournament Benefit: May 11, 2018 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/casino-de-mayo-poker-tournament-benefit-may-11-2018/ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:01:59 +0000 https://www.lbvyouthleadership.org/2018/la-buena-vida-casino-night-and-poker-tournament-fundraiser-april-7-2017-copy/ Save the Date! Casino De Mayo Poker Tournament Benefit Friday, May 11, 2018 AMLI Las Colinas 1050 Lake Carolyn Irving, TX 75039 Get your poker face ready! Join us for the second annual La Buena Vida Casino Night and Poker Tournament Benefit — Casino De Mayo — on Friday, May 11, 2018. Activities for the evening include: Texas Hold’em Tournament ... Read More

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Save the Date!

Casino De Mayo Poker Tournament Benefit

Friday, May 11, 2018

AMLI Las ColinasAMLI Las Colinas
1050 Lake Carolyn
Irving, TX 75039

Get your poker face ready! Join us for the second annual La Buena Vida Casino Night and Poker Tournament Benefit — Casino De Mayo — on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Activities for the evening include:

  • Texas Hold’em Tournament
  • Blackjack & Craps Table
  • Food and Drinks
  • Raffles (Tickets will be available for purchase to participate)

Funds raised will be used to help us continue and expand our housing program for the homeless youth in our Irving schools who need a safe place to live while pursuing their education.

Stay tuned for more information!

TICKETS

SPONSORSHIPS

DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER


TICKET INFORMATION

$150 DONATION

Preregistration for Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament participation and includes:

  • $1,500 in Chips
  • Complimentary Food
  • 2 Drink Tickets

$50 GENERAL ENTRY TICKET

No preregistration for Poker Tournament but includes:

  • $1,000 in Chips to play table games Blackjack & Craps
  • Complimentary Food
  • 2 Drink Tickets

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

$5,000 — ROYAL FLUSH — TITLE SPONSOR

  • 1 Exclusive — includes up to 8 Poker Entries

$3,000 — ACE — VENUE SPONSOR

  • 1 Exclusive — includes up to 4 Poker Entries

$3,000 — KING — FOOD SPONSOR

  • 1 Exclusive — includes up to 4 Poker Entries

$2,000 — QUEEN — BEVERAGE SPONSOR

  • Unlimited Number — includes up to 2 Poker Entries AND open, unlimited bar for 2

$1,000 — JACK — TABLE GAMES

  • Unlimited Number — includes up to 2 Poker Entries

$500 — JOKER — PRIZE TABLE

  • Unlimited Number — includes up to 2 Poker Entries

TICKETS

SPONSORSHIPS

DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER

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