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"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."

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SAVE THE DATE: Catch Your Success College Fair

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One Stop College Success Fair

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9am-1pm

4802 Lockwood Drive

Houston, TX


• Meningitis shot record (immunization available on-site)

• FINAL high school transcript (help available on-site)

• Valid photo ID

• Parent AND student 2015 tax returns

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Don't delay, ACT TODAY!

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am-12pm

10677 Homestead Road

Houston, TX

The Houston Public Library in partnership with Put It In A Book Foundation and other literacy and education stakeholders invite you to take part in a groundbreaking program, Groomed for Literacy. Groomed for Literacy aims to address the literacy gap or underserved youth, with specific emphasis on young boys of color.

Groomed for Literacy will help establish a culture and love of reading by increasing access to books in communities identified with high populations of individuals having low literacy, low income and low access to quality books. This program supports the placement of Little Free Libraries, stocked with books, in barbershops citywide.

If you want to make a difference and be a part of the change necessary to help our youth, then take these important steps:

Step 1: SIGN UP!
Visit and be a participating barbershop to have books placed in your barbershop.

Step 2: SPEAK UP!
Tell other reputable barbers and barbershop owners about the program so they may get involved too!

Step 3: SHOW UP!

Attend the program launch event on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10 AM-12 PM to participate in the building of the Little Free Libraries that will house the books that go into the barbershops. Find out more on the launch event.

Don’t delay, ACT TODAY!

or call 832-393-1313 for more information

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Latino Young Men & Boys Forum at the University of Houston-Downtown

Friday, Sep. 30th, 8am-2pm

1 South Main Street

Houston, TX

The Latino Young Men & Boys Forum will feature sessions for local youth and adults who work with them. Sessions for young people will focus on identity, others’ perceptions of them, and goal-setting. Sessions for adults will look into the effect of zero tolerance policies, restorative justice practices, and examples of culturally grounded restorative justice practices being used successfully in Houston and around the country. Featuring:

LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and the author of fifteen books, including the best-selling memoir, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.

JAVIER O. HUERTA, the author of American Copia (Arte Público Press, 2012) and Some Clarifications y otros poemas (Arte Público Press, 2007), winner of the Chicano/Latino Literature Prize.

HENRY A. J. RAMOS, the Executive Director of Equal Voice Action, a national political action and membership organization for low-income and working-class American families, and the co-editor with Frank de Jesús Acosta of Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice: Testimonies (Arte Público Press, 2016) and Overcoming Disparity: Latino Young Men and Boys (Arte Público Press, 2016)


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

SAVE THE DATE: Male Empowerment Networking Conference - October 12, 2016

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SAVE THE DATE: Mentoring to Medicine - November 5, 2016

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Educator Strategies for Addressing Student Trauma

Friday, Oct. 21st, 8:30am-3:30pm

7145 West Tidwell Road

Houston, TX

REGISTRATION Fee: $45* Register Here or "Search PD" 1248816 on the Region IV Website

See how the MBK Houston 2016 Youth Advisory Council Reminds us all to stand up for a brother or sister and help end bullying

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A look inside the training the White House thinks could stop the police shooting, protest, damning DOJ report cycle

By Janell Ross
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