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Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon

On Sunday March 19th, a group of just keep livin students from our Dallas-area programs participated in the annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon. The runners – from L.G. Pinkston, Eastern Hills and Sam Houston high schools – were able to challenge themselves while also having a lot of fun with their peers, and are now basking in the sense of accomplishment after completing this challenging race! j.k livin participants were able to finish strong, even while battling warmer-than-usual early-spring temperatures. Perhaps it was the extra support they received from JKL partner, Brooks Running Co., who not only created a large banner wishing JKL runners luck in the race, but also donated new running... Read more »

Jason Wu Announced as Featured Designer at Mack, Jack & McConaughey 2017

Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) announced today that iconic fashion designer Jason Wu will show his latest collection at the exclusive MJ&M fashion show and luncheon at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas on April 21. The show is hosted by our very own Camila Alves McConaughey, along with Sally Brown and Amy Ingram with support from Neiman Marcus. “I have been a fan of Jason Wu for a long time,” said Camila Alves McConaughey. “I believe he really knows and understands how to flatter the female figure. I am thrilled to host him in Austin, and know the runway show and luncheon guests will love seeing the latest collection and hearing the personal inspiration behind... Read more »

Valentine’s Day Field Trip at Carter High School

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the just keep livin program sponsored by Target at Carter High School in Dallas decided to visit a local nursing home in order to surprise some of the residents on this special day. Students enjoyed their field trip to the Millbrook Nursing Home, where they passed out chocolates and homemade cards and spent time talking with and getting to know the residents. The kids were excited about doing this and very engaged, loving that they were able to brighten the day for these men and women and bring smiles to their faces!

Zumba Party at Sunset High School in Dallas

The just keep livin program at Sunset High School in Dallas was excited to host their first “JKL Zumba Party” recently! The class was led by Teresa Escobar who runs a Zumba studio down the street from the school. Students were taught a high intensity workout for an hour and they loved the energy, dance moves and music! For many of the students, this was their first time participating in a Zumba class and they found they have a passion for this type of workout! Just keep livin teachers decided to open the session to the entire school – staff and students – as part of an ongoing recruitment effort for their jkl program. We... Read more »

Guest Speaker: Kayla Caldwell

Six-time National Pole Vaulting Champion and accomplished gymnast Kayla Caldwell stopped by our just keep livin program at Pinkston High School in Dallas recently for a guest speaking engagement. Kayla spoke to our students about her trials and tribulations within the track & field world. She also shared her experience from the 2016 Olympian Trials in Eugene, Oregon, where she unfortunately fell short of making the roster. She encouraged our students to always remain dedicated to the goals they have, because hard work and consistency will make them a reality. This was a very special day for many of our JKL students who are aspiring track athletes themselves. Kayla is currently coaching competitive gymnastics and... Read more »