Girl Scout troops are currently forming and we invite all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade to join the premier leadership development organization for girls. To find out more, please visit www.gssjc.org
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/
Emerge Fellowship identifes the brightest students in the city and ensures that they know about all of the opportunities that they are eligible for. For most EMERGE students, it's cheaper to go to Harvard than to attend any of the local colleges.
Find Out More:?www.emergefellowship.org
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?