CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County helps protect and advocate for the best interests of neglected and abused children involved in court proceedings. After 30 hours of intensive training on the legal process, foster care, courtroom procedures, and child abuse, volunteer advocates receive their first case and then speak up for the children through every step of the court process. Advocates visit with the children and get to know their teachers, family members, and school counselors to help determine where the child will be happiest and safest, with the goal of placing each child in the best possible permanent home. Last year, CASA of Tarrant County advocates served 750 children.
Imagine the moment when a shy, introverted young girl steps in front of a room full of people for the first time and speaks with confidence and clarity. This is a regular occurrence at Drama Kids International, where experienced teachers use a unique, copyrighted curriculum to help shape and focus outgoing children or draw shy children out of their shells. Classes for kids as young as 5 refine speech techniques, dramatic movement, and imagination, giving them the confidence to perform in front of an audience or finally ask their parents to change their names to Thespis. For older kids, aged 12–18, Drama Kids International offers the DKI Acting Academy, where serious theater kids can expand their speaking, acting, and auditioning skills through exercises and performances.
Thousands upon thousands of wild mustangs roam the public lands in America's West, living independent of humans and their delicious salt licks. However, when herds become overpopulated or threatened, the Bureau of Land Management steps in to save these horses. The untamed mustangs require extensive training and care before they can ride trails. That's where The Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover's trainers come in. Each year, they adopt these wild horses, train them for only 120 days, and enter them into competitions across the country.
At each Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover event, judges award hundreds of thousands of dollars to the best trainers and their horses as they ride their mustangs and perform spectacular feats. However, despite the money and the crowd's applause, the primary goal of these events remains mustang preservation; since its founding in 2007, The Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover has facilitated the adoption of more than 3,300 American mustangs.
Conveniently located on Eagle Mountain Lake, in Fort Worth, Texas - Lake Country Service Center is a Full Service Marine Repair Facility that specializes in Personal Watercraft, including Seadoo, Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki Jet Ski.
Pump It Up's hallowed, padded halls brim with all manner of inflatable gadgetry for the bouncing and sliding enjoyment of pint-size clients. The amusement center's polychromatic bounce arena and slides are open to visitors during pop-in play-time, giving kids the chance to blow off steam and make important social connections during discussions of Clifford as an allegory for industrialism. The playpen's staff is vigorously trained to watch for unsafe situations and keep each air-filled apparatus clean and hygienic. Parents are free to bounce with their children during Family Jump Time, though they are required by kid law not to show how much they are enjoying it. Family Jump Time is held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:30–7:30 p.m. during the school year, as well as Mondays and Wednesdays from 2–5 p.m. during school holidays.
Browsing the spacious showrooms at Heritage Furniture Galleries’ two locations truly ignites the imagination to start thinking about what your living room or bedroom could look like. Throughout the space, sofas, sectionals, bedroom sets, and tables crafted by brands such as Coaster, Ashley, and Broyhill sit in cozy arrangements. Shoppers can mentally place a new couch in their family room and choose which beanie-baby portraits to display on nesting coffee tables. The helpful staff can come up with decorating ideas and suggest pieces to suit any aesthetic, whether contemporary or traditional, masculine or feminine.