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Just Say YES to feature Jenna Bush Hager at annual fundraiser

Dallas-based Just Say YES is bringing Jenna Bush Hager in as the keynote speaker at its 8th Annual Celebration event on Apr. 10. The theme of this year’s event is “Tell Your Story,” which hopes to convey that, regardless of students’ backgrounds or circumstances, everyone is entitled to a hopeful future.

Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC’s TODAY Show and editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is also the author of The New York Times best seller, Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, co-author with her mother, First Lady Laura Bush, of the children’s books, Read All About It!, and, Our Great Big Backyard, and most recently co-authored The New York Times best seller, Sisters First. Hager is the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world.

The proceeds from the 8th Annual Celebration event will support the Just Say YES mission of equipping today’s youth through high-impact student assemblies, peer-to-peer mentoring programs, educator trainings and parent programs.

This year’s honorary chair is Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown. The 2018 Coach Avery Johnson Youth Impact Award will be presented to Tavia and Clark Hunt.

Find out more and purchase event tickets here.


Just Say YES is a nonprofit organization helping equip teens to succeed by educating them through youth speakers and classroom curriculum. Its goal is empowering students to say YES to their dreams and goals and no to destructive choices. Just Say YES comes along side schools and partners with them to provide the right speakers, media and curriculum to help students succeed academically and through making positive decisions that will improve their success inside and outside of the classroom. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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