Churches are looking for ways to reach out to their communities. Schools are looking for community partners. We build relationships with church networks and school districts to help make these connections happen!
In the past 2 years, we have helped connect 45 schools with church partners and have helped 10 churches expand their existing partnerships. These churches are providing mentors, supporting and encouraging teachers, and helping provide resources for schools that would otherwise come out of the teachers' own funds. Just last week, we heard from a pastor whose new church-school partnership helped prevent a shooting and a suicide at their partner school - wow!
We are currently working primarily with 6 school districts (Houston, Spring Branch, Klein, Humble, Fort Bend, Lamar Consolidated), but have a model that churches and districts across Greater Houston are replicating. Brazosport ISD just started Loving Brazosport after coming to our workshops earlier this year!
For More Infromation: lovinghouston.net/workshops
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is the region's leading youth-development organization. Since our beginning in 1952 as The Variety Boys Club, we've achieved an enviable record of creatively engaging, educating and empowering low-income youth in ways that improve their chances of achieving and sustaining academic and economic success.
Our vision is to put success within reach for our Club members and keep them on track to graduate from high school. We help them realize a positive plan for the future that includes good character, citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.
Over 11,000 youth ages 6 to 17 walk through our doors each year for our after school and summer programs. BGCGH is a safe haven for kids who commonly live in the midst of chaotic, dangerous neighborhoods and have limited positive relationships. At our Clubs, youth are provided meals, strong role models, homework assistance, organized athletics, character development and access to the arts. At our Clubs, there's an opportunity for every kid to get involved and learn something new.
None of our work would be possible without the vision of our founders, Paul Boesch, Eddy Scurlock, Bob Smith and George Strake, Sr., and the commitment of our dedicated Board of Trustees, Leadership Team, full- and part-time employees and our more than 800 corporate and individual volunteers. A private, nonprofit organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston relies on private, corporate, individual and United Way funding to fill the gap between membership dues of just $5.00 per child per year and our operational expenses.
Fore More Information: http://bgcgh.org/
The Seventh Annual Back to School Fest (BTSF) will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center and will provide 25,000 economically disadvantaged Houston Region ISD elementary students with the following free of charge:
Hair cut vouchers
Due to limited school supplies, this event is only open to pre-registered elementary school students (K-5th grade) who reside inside the City of Houston. Families must pre-register for admission. Once registered, they will receive a confirmation letter with detailed event information. All services and offerings are provided free of charge thanks to our generous event sponsors and partners.
Event Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Event Website: http://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/
Event Time: 8a-2p
Event Number: 713-837-0311 or 311
Impact A Hero (IAH) was started in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2004 by founder Richard (Dick) Lynch. Having watched the men and women return home from the War on Terror with serious physical and emotional wounds, he was determined to help them with their new life challenges and situations - wounded heroes was his new mission in life.
In 2005 the inaugural Impact A Hero Weekendwas held in Sugar Land, Texas. It was the beginning of a grass roots effort by Impact A Hero to provide a network of much needed continuous emotional and financial support services to our wounded heroes
For More Information, please visit - www.impactahero.org