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Excellent TEEN Choice, Inc. (E.T.C.) is a 501c3 organization and was founded to inspire teens to make excellent choices today for tomorrow’s success.  Developed to specifically address resources for youth to change their lives and to make excellent choices, we acknowledge that change comes from awareness, support, faith, motivation and especially from the right opportunities.  Since 2010, E.T.C. has offered several character building, leadership, educational and young entrepreneurs’ workshops and conferences.

Our Team

All members of E.T.C. including the board of directors are volunteers and do not receive compensation in any manner for their contributions to the organization.

Sharon Roberson-Jones Founder

Sharon Roberson-Jones
Founder & Executive Director

The organization was founded by Sharon Roberson-Jones, Executive Director of Excellent TEEN Choice, Inc. Sharon is a native of Carthage, Texas and a graduate of Panola College, Tarrant County College, and Texas Wesleyan University. She is also a member of Leadership Arlington Class of 2016 and the Sigma Gamma Rho Incorporated--Zeta Delta Sigma Chapter.  She is known for her work with youth throughout the regions of North Texas, East Texas, and Southeast Texas. As a professional of longstanding commitment to the empowerment of young people, you can expect that ETC will capitalize on its commitment to all teens and will continue to grow well into the future.  For her work in the community, she has received awards and acknowledgements from the State of Texas, the Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc., The Mansfield Trailblazers, Forest Hill Church Ministries, Arlington Alliance for Youth, First Rate, Inc. and many more.  She has served on several boards including Girls Inc. Tarrant County and The Henry Henderson Foundation.  Even in the midst of her serving the community, she is an active board member of Carthage Mission and Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Board.  While growing up in a small East Texas town, Sharon credits her success to four ladies in her village:  her mother Ollie Ruth Roberson for her wit, humor and independence; and three ladies from her home church Pastor Dr. Mattie Thompson for expanding her territory with the many trips, conferences, and theatrical plays; Evangelist Ruth White for teaching her how to minister to prisoners and half-way houses residents, and listening to the youth; and lastly Mrs. Velma Waters for pushing her into various leadership positions.  Sharon is happily married to her childhood neighbor and classmate, Reginald Jones, who is an educator in the Dallas Independent School District.

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Ebony Allison-Dennis
East Texas Coordinator

Ebony Allison-Dennis is the Director of Instructional Student Support for Kilgore College. Ebony is a graduate of Kilgore College with a Certificate in Management. She earned a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.A. in Psychology from LeTourneau University. She is a member of the PSI CHI International Honor Society. Recently she was accepted in to the Doctor of Education degree program with a major in Higher Education Leadership at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her passion for student achievement excels beyond the classroom.  She is a minister at the New Life Outreach Church and she is active in her community because she believes that everyone has a voice and a choice for a better tomorrow. She is also a member of Leadership Longview Class of 2015-2016.  Mrs. Dennis was instrumental in coordinating the first East Texas CLEE Conference in 2013 & 2015 and Mad City Money—Longview.  She is married to Desmon and they have five children and one granddaughter. In her spare time, Ebony enjoys traveling, reading, and seeks new ways to promote change.

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Unnice Alley
Board Member

Mrs. Unnice Alley resides in DeSoto, Texas.  She is the wife of Real Estate Commissioner Troy C. Alley, Jr. and the mother of two children, Kristen and Troy, III.

Mrs. Alley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University.   She also attained her Texas Teacher Certification and worked in the Fort Worth Independent School District.  She enjoyed teaching business for three years at Trimble Technical High School of Fort Worth. She later worked for her husband’s commercial construction and real estate firm, Con-Real, L.P. as a Senior Project Accountant.  Mrs. Alley is co-partner of a construction management company in Oakland, California, The Alley Group, Inc.

Mrs. Alley has been active in numerous capacities in the community as well. She serves as the co-founder of Troy & Unnice Alley Foundation. Later, they founded The Alley Scholars, which is a non-profit organization that assists deserving students with their education, career and life goals by providing scholarships, networking workshops, and career opportunities through internship programs and job fairs. Mrs. Alley has also served in other civic and social organizations including President of the Henry Henderson Foundation, Excellent Teen Choice Board Member, National Business Education Association member, Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Arlington Chapter.  She is also a Charter Board Member of Excellent TEEN Choice.

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Tracey Gayle
Board Member

Tracey Gayle was born and raised in Dallas, TX.  She has one older brother, and of course claims she’s the spoiled baby. LOL!!! The majority of her childhood was spent attending Temple Christian School in Dallas, Texas until the 9th grade, and then she transferred to Skyline High School, and is a proud graduate.   After high school, she moved out west (well...........west Texas that is) and attended Texas Tech University in which she  received a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, and also joined the illustrious organization of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and also was a member of Vision's of Light Gospel Choir among other things.  She eventually ended up further west in Los Angeles, California where she graduated from Charles Drew University with a degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  She is currently employed at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas in which she has a new role working for Pain Management Services.  The great news is she has a baby nephew that was born on March 14th.  To say the least, she’s pumped about his new arrival!!!

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Don Lee
Advisory Board

As CEO of Impact Professional Group, Inc. Don has the responsibility for analyzing the company's service offerings and building a strategy for leveraging future growth opportunity. Over the past 29 years Don has completed over $950 Million Dollars in Commercial Real Estate related projects. Most recently Don was recognized by the Construction Industry Outreach Advisory Council for the “Minority/Women Business Enterprise Community Impact Award” for his Diversity leadership on the new Methodist Richardson Medical Center Richardson Texas. To date Don is credited with awarding over $200 Million Dollars in Minority contracts.

Don works with major Investors to develop commercial projects and was recently selected to Master develop a $300 Million Dollar high density mixed-use development just East of Dallas Texas.  Leadership, vision, compassion for community development and a deep passion to make a positive impact on every life he touches are characteristics that have marked Don's successful career.

Don holds a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, and an Executive MBA in Entrepreneurship. Don has held key positions at Fortune 500 companies with primary focus on Executive Business Development.  Don is also a Charter Board Member of Excellent TEEN Choice.

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Kendrix Moore
Board President

Kendrix Moore is a  God-fearing loving husband of 1 wife and father of 2 children.  He is a graduate of Southern University Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a Degree in Computer Science.

Kendrix’s career started with IBM Rochester, Minnesota  for eight months while in college and hired by IBM in 1991.  He worked for Sterling Commerce, a Computer Software B2B Company, for ten years.  After Sterling, he started a small company in the DFW Metroplex that delivers computer and web-based services within the metroplex and neighboring states. 

He is a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, TX for over 20 years and taught Sunday School for 12 years.  He is also a graduate of the Men of Joshua Ministry.  He serves as a Prayer Leader and continues to work with young people today.  His favorite scripture is Proverb 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit/follow to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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Tony Newsom
Advisory Board

Tony is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he received a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Arts and Sciences in the fields of Sociology, Kinesiology and Criminal Justice. Prior to graduating from the University of North Texas he received an athletic scholarship to Stephen F. Austin State University. Tony later went on to play professional football. 

Tony is currently a detective with the Dallas Police Department. He has been employed by Dallas Police Department for nineteen years. He is assigned to Dallas Police Department’s Sex Offender Compliance Squad (SOCS). Tony has extensive experience responding to a variety of cases including molestations and sexual assaults, child pornography offense, and solicitation/ exploitation complaints. During his tenure with SOCS he has attended numerous advanced training classes, including Police Instructor Certification. He has conducted well over 1400 training and outreach programs to include the following: Sex Offender Awareness, Sexting, Internet Safety Tips, Online Predators, Cyber Bullying, Internet Gaming and The Dangers of Social Media. He has developed comprehensive presentations and training blocks for Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) for the Dallas Police Department. Tony is the Liaison between the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Independent School District and Dallas PD’s Youth Outreach Unit. Tony has been referred to as the Community Outreach/ Education Officer.  

Since his involvement with Excellent TEEN Choice, he has conducted numerous “Social Media Safeguards” workshops.  In his leisure time, you may find Tony and his family with his Mansfield Blazers Track Team or any sporting events supporting his children. 

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LaDonna Post
Board

LaDonna West-Post was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a PAS/PFS Trainer for new hires at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She manages the job training process and develops training reference lessons, performs training for new upgrade or anything that may affect job flow functions.  Outside her profession, you may find LaDonna and her daughter volunteering for several organizations including Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, The  American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Her passion for learning and volunteering is due to her mother, a former Gerontology (study of aging) professor at Langston University and her dad who pastors in Oklahoma City. 

LaDonna is a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and is an avid member of Sunday School, the Hospitality Team and Bible Study Fellowship.  LaDonna is also a charter board member of Excellent TEEN Choice.

Yvette Runnels

Yvette Runnels
Jazzy Joy Book Club Coordinator

A.Yvette Runnels was born and raised in Dallas, TX.   She is the wife of Alvin Runnels, Sr. and the mother of Raven, Anaya, Alvin II, and Aaron.  She’s a graduate of Skyline High School, Texas Southern University, and Prairie View A&M.  After teaching for 14 years in the public schools, Mrs. Runnels opened Straight A’s Academy.  You will find her volunteering at her children’s schools, running Booster Clubs, as well as finding time to coordinate the award winning ETC Jazzy Joy Book Club.  In fact, her sons Alvin II and Aaron are the youth coordinators of the Book Club. They were instrumental in involving other teens to volunteer and interactively read with pre-K thru 2nd graders.

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Robert White
Board Member

Robert White is the Lead Pastor at Freedom Church in Bedford, Texas. He and his wife, Marisha, have two beautiful daughters; Makenzie and Makayla. Robert grew up in Long Beach, California where he spent most of his life running from the destiny God had placed in him. As the son of a Pastor, Robert was the "typical PK." In proximity to completing his education at California State University at Dominguez Hills, Robert had an encounter with God that would alter his life's path.

After accepting his call to be a mouthpiece of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Robert began to work alongside his father, the Late Pastor Robert L. White, in ministry as a Worship Leader, Young Adult Leader, and preacher. In July 2006, Robert and his wife sensed God telling them it was time for a change. After prayer and research, they relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and continued to develop their ministry at the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Robert served as Youth/Young Adult Minister for several years before being sent by Pastor McKissic to lead and launch Cornerstone Church North (now Freedom Church).

The heart of Robert’s message is rooted in the years he spent rejecting God's plan for his life. His call is to preach destiny to a generation, so that they avoid wasting years trying to be everything but what God has called them to be.  Robert is a young and refreshing voice, committed to making God's word real and relatable to those who hear.

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Organization Executive Director:
Sharon Roberson-Jones

Email: sharon@etcteens.org
Phone: 682.351.1128 | 214.884.6135

Please contact us with any questions or feedback about our services or to make a referral.  We appreciate all offers of support for our youth from the community!

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