Charles L. Savage
Executive Director, Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc. (FWEP)
Celebrating 31 years of continual service in one of Houston's most vulnerable and underserved communities.
' FWEP is a unique program which hires adult males as full-time mentors, campus advocates and front-line coordinators for boys, ages 12 to 19.
' FWEP's holistic approach to youth development is a unique program providing sustained mentoring with a comprehensive, after-school program
' Upcoming "Community Partnering Breakfast", September 17, at The Junior League, with theme of "Our Boys Matter!".
' Historically, more than 90% of FWEP youth are promoted to the next grade level or graduate from high school.
' 98% of FWEP participants in the 2014-2015 school-year (145 of 148) were promoted or graduated from their respective high schools.
' FWEP male youth are part of group that comprises the largest number of dropouts, or potential dropouts, in HISD.
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