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Mayor Turner and Several Houston-Area School Districts Successfully Launch "Super Saturday Vaccination Days"

Vaccination Super Saturday

August 7, 2021 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner visited two school campuses Saturday afternoon to help educators and health leaders welcome families to Super Saturday Vaccination Day.

Interns Report for the First Day at Work as Part of Mayor Turner's Signature "Hire Houston Youth" Initiative

The paid positions allow young people, ages 16-24, to explore opportunities in the private sector, nonprofit, and government positions relevant to their interests. Positions are available in many fields of study, including retail, restaurants, transportation, healthcare, construction, nonprofit, STEM, and government.

Share your Voice for a Child-friendly City!

Share Your Voice for a Child-Friendly City

Click graphic above for a full-sized .pdf version. Join UNICEF USA and the Mayor's Office of Education to create an action plan for afun, safe, and child-friendly city!

Hundreds of Jobs Available in Mayor Turner's Hire Houston Youth Program

As the school year winds down and summer heats up, Mayor Sylvester Turner encourages young people ages 16 to 24 to participate in his signature Hire Houston Youth program.

Families: The application for P-EBT benefits is now open until Aug. 13

P-EBT Graphic

Click graphic above for a full-sized .pdf version. P-EBT provides food benefits to families with eligible children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to: https://hhs.texas.gov/pebt or call 833.442.1255.

Emegency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.

Mayor Turner Announces Olivera Jankovska as New Director of Mayor's Office of Education

HNOMA 1-Day Virtual Campfor Middle School Students

HNOMA Project Pipeline

1- day virtual camp by HNOMA for middle school students. Free. Connecting young people to real world architects and planners to foster design professionals, civic leaders, and change makers. Registration: https://form.jotform.com/211195012522139. Mentors/volunteer information: https://form.jotform.com/211177469636161.

Family Tech Night -- May 19, 2021

The Ion and Junior Achievement are delighted to host an interview with teen CEO of Sienna Sauce, Tyla-Simone Crayton, who created her sauce at 8 years old! Tune in as a family to be inspried by her journey as a young business owner and hear her tips for starting a business at an early age. She will also share how she won a $100,000 investment from Kendra Scott on Shark Tank to grow her business and a Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award. Register here for the event.

Hire Houston Youth 2021 Youth Career / Resource Fairs

Hire Houston Youth 2021 Youth Career / Resource Fairs

May 16 and May 20 (.pdf)

Hire Houston Youth Application Flyer

Hire Houston Youth 2021 Application Flyer

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Hire Houston Youth

Hire Houston Youth
Hire Houston Youth offers youth ages 16 to 24 internship and job opportunities in the public and private sectors throughout the Houston area.

 

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Child Friendly Cities

Child Friendly Cities
The City of Houston is recognized as a UNICEF Child Friendly City. Houston has become a CFCI pilot city and is one of the first cohort of U.S. cities to implement the CFCI.

 

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Be Well, Be Connected

Be Well, Be Connected
The Be Well, Be Connected grant program offers access to mental health care to Houston-area youth ages 9-17 who have serious and persistent mental illness.

 

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Out 2 Learn

Out 2 Learn
The O2L network is a public-private partnership committed to expanding access to high-quality out-of-school programming for all Houston area youth.

 

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CCCN Initiative

Cities Connecting Children To Nature
The National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network selected Houston as one of 18 US cities to join the CCCN initiative. CCCN helps cities increase equitable access to nature to improve the wellbeing of children.

 

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MSLA

MSLA
Mayor’s Student Leaders Alliance (MSLA) ... In Houston, everyone should have a seat at the table, and it should begin with youth and emerging leaders.

 

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