Clubs are open every day after school until 8:00 p.m. and during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Research shows that between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., kids are most vulnerable to gangs, violence, and other harmful behaviors. We promise our kids a great future by not only keeping them safe and off the streets, but by giving them opportunities that can change their lives.
Through our core program areas, we enable our youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. Our programs are the heart of what Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston promise for the future. These programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to learn powerful life skills, introduce them to new experiences and enable them to reach their full potential.
Based on the interests and needs of the boys and girls we serve, our Clubs offer diverse program activities that focus on the following priority outcomes:
Trained youth-development staff members implement these programs and create a supporting environment for our youth.
Boys & Girls Club finds support in community
When Everett Curl was 7, he started counting the days until he turned 8. That would be the day he could join the Boys & Girls Club at 1520 Airline Drive - and join the neighborhood friends who had experienced the change that the group offers.
When he was 12, his father left the house, and the club took on even greater significance in Curl's life.
"I didn't have anyone in my life that was a male figure other than my grandfather," he said. "There were people at the club who just cared and kept me on the right track - people I could look up to and aspire to be in life." - Read the full article here.