Robert Kobb, Coach June Jones, Abel Lopex

Robert Kobb, Coach June Jones, Abel Lopex

More than 30 years ago, SMU head football coach June Jones envisioned a time when he could use his role in athletics as a platform to build a mentorship outreach to help out local kids who lack sufficient mentors, role models, and hope.

This month, Coach Jones is doing just that as his organization, June Jones Foundation, hosts the third annual Envision 2020 event at Gerald J. Ford Stadium Saturday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m.

Coach Jones, along with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and DISD superintendent Mike Miles, will be on hand to present a faith-based pathway to success for our Dallas ISD elementary-high school youth.

Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles shakes hands wit Coach Jones at last year's event.

Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles shakes hands wit Coach Jones at last year’s event.

Featured speakers and entertainment include Moses Uvere, Fabian Ramirez, Sonja Samuels, Joel Scrivner and Raul Sanchez. The day will also include special appearances by NFL players Jerry Levias, Danny Buggs, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, to name a few.

The concourse surrounding the stadium will be transformed into the, “Walk of Dreams,” with booths featuring a wide range of organizations, colleges and universities to give students admissions and scholarship applications. Summer camp and after school program information will also be featured.

“My goal is to help these students realize their hopes and dreams and in so doing love them all along the way,” says Coach Jones.

942130_203323469815599_912713236_nDallas ISD, I AM Second, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, Youth-Net, Mercy Street, and Care Center Ministries are just a handful of the organizations that are partnering with the foundation for the event.

Admission is free, but all students and families planning to attend must register in advance here. The event website has additional information about DART access, giveaways, and activities.

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