Voice of Hope helped me truly understand what being a Christian meant, how to live a Christian lifestyle. It also exposed me to many things outside of West Dallas and helped me see there was more to the world and the things I could achieve if I only put my mind to it.
Denebra Johnson came to Voice of Hope at the young age of 4 and remained in the ASPIRE after-school program until she completed high school. VOH provided a safe place that gave Denebra something positive to focus upon and keep her busy, but so much more.
At VOH, Denebra could gather with like-minded people who wanted to do good rather than being on the streets getting in trouble. Denebra's favorite part of her time at VOH was the camaraderie she shared with other students and she remains connected with several of the friends made while at VOH.
Most importantly, VOH helped Denebra become rooted in her faith, explaining Christianity in a way she could easily understand and enabled her to witness to her peers at a young age. "Voice of Hope helped me truly understand what being a Christian meant, how to live a Christian lifestyle," Johnson commented. "It also exposed me to many things outside of West Dallas and helped me see there was more to the world and things I could achieve if I only put my mind to it."
Following high school, Johnson attended the University of Texas at Arlington and earned a bachelor's degree in Communications. She recently completed her master's degree from Dallas Baptist University in Human Resource Management and Educational Leadership.
Denebra, now 25 years old, enjoys a successful career in Human Resources for a global communications company, and lives in Valley Ranch with her 6-year-old son Denari and their dog, Pickles. Community-minded, Denebra also volunteers at a local women's shelter, reading to kids and helping them with their homework.
Voice of Hope helped change Denebra's life. Donate now to help VOH continue to change lives, one child at a time! Your support allows Voice of Hope to give children a voice to lift them up from poverty, build self-esteem, develop academic success, and build character by teaching Christian principles.