Education

Youth Programs - Support Programs

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Child Care Program (Housing and Community Development)

The objective of the program is the provision of quality child care and parental development services for low and moderate income working parents and parents seeking employment or attending training. Service providers seek to offer children enriching and nurturing experiences and their parents a relief from alienation and isolation among working parents.  The age range of participants is 0 - 12.

There are 9 non-profit agencies providing services throughout Houston.  Five of the nine agencies provide afterschool care.

Webpage: www.cccghi.com/cdbg/communitydevelopment.html

After School Agencies:

  • Asian American Family Services
  • Chinese Community Center
  • Communities in Schools – Houston
  • Fifth Ward Enrichment
  • Volunteers of America Texas
  • Wesley Community Centers, Inc.

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Juvenile Delinquency Program (Housing and Community Development)

The objective of the program is the provision of educational, counseling, training and empowering opportunities to deter juvenile delinquency and emphasize character development.  Specific areas of delinquency addressed by service providers include substance abuse, gang involvement, teen sexuality and pregnancy; school drop-out and educational remediation, unemployment and homelessness. The age range of participants is 6 to 21.  The age range of afterschool participants is 6 - 17.

There are 9 non-profit agencies providing services throughout Houston.  Six of the nine agencies provide afterschool programs.

Webpage: www.cccghi.com/cdbg/communitydevelopment.html

After School Agencies:

  • Chinese Community Center
  • Neighborhood Centers Inc.
  • Shape Community Center
  • Wesley Community Centers, Inc.
  • YMCA of Greater Houston, M.D. Anderson Branch

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YOUTH Coalition (Health and Human Services)

This is a partnership that promotes positive youth development initiatives in Houston.  They provide staff training in the 40 Development Assets and work with partners to share information about policies, trends and data.

 

Anti-Gang Office

United Minds Youth Leadership Advisory Council (Department of Neighborhoods)

Traditional one-on-one mentoring program.  Matches meet 4 hours per month, on days and times and at locations that are agreed upon by the mentor, mentee and their parents/caregivers. Matches typically last between 9-12 months, but some mentors sustain their relationships beyond the program’s 12 month commitment. No restriction on the type of activities with the exception of no overnight trips or activities. The purpose of the relationship is for the mentor and mentee to spend time with one another. Planning activities is primarily the mentor’s responsibility but the mentee is also involved. The activities vary from recreation and entertainment, to academic support, to exposing youth to new opportunities, to simply spending time together talking.  Please note that mentors, youth participants and their parents/caregivers are provided with training and instruction on program policies and procedures and codes of conduct.

Webpage: www.houstontx.gov/antigang/programs.html