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The B.D.Y.O. a Certified 501(c)(3) Organization.  Founded in 2001 by A.D. Jenkins, upon the principals of community and youth involvement, the BDYO reaches children ages 6-18 years of age.  The BDYO operates with specific programs that cater to the respective ages and needs of each participant.  With a goal to not only invest in young lives, but to provide them the tools and resources necessary to become positive contributors in their communities, the BDYO emphasizes education as the fundamental building block needed to achieve successful futures.

In 2010, the BDYO developed a Math & Reading Program for children 6-12 years old. Through individual tutoring, the organization provides assistance to youth in areas that may be of special concern.  Through its mentoring program, the BDYO is able to work with those individuals who may have disciplinary issues, or who just needs a positive influence in their lives.

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“A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem.” ~ Plato


A.D. Jenkins founded the organization in 2001. On May 7, 2016, Voters living in Irving Independent School District’s single-member District 5 elected A.D. to serve a three-year term on the Irving ISD Board of Trustees. He has worked for IBM Corporation for over 10 years as a Technical Enablement Specialist and remains fully committed to the B.I.G. D.O.G.S. organization.  Mr. Jenkins is directly responsible for hundreds of B.I.G. D.O.G.S. participant college achievements.


Mike Webb has been a member of the organization's Board of Directors since 2009. Along with other board members, he provides direction and leadership for the organization.  Mike is a native Dallassite and Real Estate Investor.  He invests a great deal of his time as a volunteer for The Potter’s House of Dallas, Texas, as well as for The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation.

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