Bureau of Youth & Adolescent Health
"During the holiday season, it's easy to forget that sometimes the best gift of all is simply the gift of time."
In Memoriam of Clyde Davis
8th Grade Dean at Fleming Middle School
It is with deep regret the Lamar Fleming Middle School family announces that on December 9th, their beloved 8th Grade Dean, Mr. Clyde Davis passed away. The Fleming family had the esteemed pleasure of working with Dean Davis for the past 4 years. One cannot count the lives he has touched and memories that were made. He is loved and will be missed dearly.
In Memoriam of Joshua Dale Bradley
Former Phyllis Wheatley High School Student
"Joshua was very active at Wheatley High School, working with the Year Book Staff and was also a trainer with the Football Team. He graduated with the Class of 2017. [He] was always the jovial one in the family [and] had a way of making people laugh at the simple things in life. His smile and zest for life was a magnet that drew so many people, young and old, to love and cherish him dearly. Joshua was an active member of The Chauncy Glover Project which influenced his life greatly through mentoring. Joshua was employed at Cliff’s Grill in the Medical Center."
Building a Community of Practice
Sheila Jackson Lee's 23rd Annual Toys for Kids Event
On December 16, 2017 Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health staff member Constance Carron,Tia Johnson, Christine Barron, Arnulfo Rosario and Kesha McNeil supported and participated at the Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee 23rd Annual Toys for Kids event. BYAH team assisted with interactive games, photo booth and prize give-away to 83 children and youth.
BYAH team engaged 118 parents by providing informative information, linkage with other HHD staff about services and programs HHD offers. This was a great event filled with the opportunity for the parents and children to meet Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, see stage performances, network, and rebuilding rapport with families who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Many children received Christmas gifts and it was great to see their smiles brighten up the George R. Brown Convention Hall.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Greater Houston Website
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We Are Always Seeking Your Support!
Connect your ability, services or time to support our local campuses with the "MBK Call to Action". We are collaborating with our local feeder campuses to bring them the services in the image below.
If you would like to participate or have questions about getting involved please contact Francisco.email@example.com
All interested volunteers and partners must go through the HISD VIPS Process.
My Brother's Keeper Milestone Snapshots
Flip Keep It Kits
Cheryl McCallum from the Children's Museum of Houston has shared with us that in addition to the Welcome Baby bags, FLIP kits have recently have been given away to families in the Museum and also through other locations; funded by the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Phillips 66. These FLIP give-aways also contain our Houston Basics flyer! The image below shows families receiving both the Welcome Baby and Keep It Kits at the Museum during Free Family Nights.
According to Museum staff Kittra Hewitt, a new partnership was formed with Magnolia WIC to distribute 120 of these kits, 20 each in 5 different age ranges: infant, toddler, prek, K-1 and 2nd-3rd. The WIC sites have been great partners and the Museum staff have been very excited to work with them. Great work!
Texas Prevention and Early Intervention Presents: 2018 Parenting Tips Calendar
Order your 2018 Parenting Tips Calendar now to receive yours early in the new year! This free family resource is filled with helpful tips for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. It is available in English and Spanish. The calendar is endorsed by the Texas Pediatric Society and is a great resource for families participating in early childhood programs. Take a look for yourself here.
Nonprofit organizations and businesses that provide services to Texas families can order calendars. Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) contractors, healthcare providers, Early Childhood Intervention specialists; licensed child care centers and Head Start programs, school districts, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices, libraries, family service agencies are all eligible to place orders. Calendars can be ordered in multiples of 100 with a maximum order of 500. If you'd like to order more than 500 calendars, you must place multiple orders through the website. Large orders will be reviewed and approved by the Department of Family and Protective Services. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 HYPE Site Coordinator Internships
DO YOU LOVE CHILDREN AND WANT TO HELP THEM SUCCEED?
HYPE Freedom School, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been serving children and families throughout Houston for nearly 20 years. The mission of HYPE is to empower people with the knowledge they need to be successful and self-sufficient.
- Excellent experience for careers in education, policy, psychology, cultural studies and many more
- Premier Training
- Directly impact youth, families and communities
December 12: Equity in Education Day
"Houston strives to be the energy capital and desires to be a city driven by human capital and investing in people will ensure Houston's prosperity is vital. Investments of time , energy, and resources must continue to be made in education, health, employment and various other fields, which intersects to support the growth of individuals and families..."
Young Men Empowerment Series: What's In Your Pocket?
YMES at the Mickey Leland College Prep Academy for Young Men theme this month was "What's in your pocket", which we focused on financial literacy. We had Mr. Champ Warren, managing director and wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch, as a speaker. We also had two representatives from Bank of America and 1st Convenience Bank present on checking/savings accounts, investments, credit, college experience, scholarships, and more all for the 8th-12th grade scholars. The 6th-7th grade scholars had representatives from Change Happens. They also spoke about financial literacy with interactive activities.
Community Health Worker Certification
Workforce Development, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Hire HOUSTON Youth Reception
Goal Met: 5,000 (2017)
Goal Set: 7,500 (2018)
Youth Violence Coalition
Heads up! March is Youth Violence Prevention Month. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @MBKhouston to stay tuned and share anything you feel is post-worthy.
Clean Slate Cooperative Expunction
The list of exhibitor’s include the following:
- Beacon Law Project
- Houston Community Re-Entry Program
- Cabrini Center – Catholic Charities
- Houston Health Department
- Capital IDEA – Houston
- Juvenile Capital Advocacy Project – UH
- Earl Carl Institute – TSU
- Lone Star Legal Aid
- Goodwill Industries – Houston
- My Brother’s Keeper – Houston
- Harris County Budget Management
- SER Jobs for Progress
- Harris County Precinct One
- WorkFaith Connection
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success! We will be working on the summary for our event that was held on December 1, 2017 and will keep up with updates on upcoming event dates in 2018.
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Post Hurricane Harvey Relief Volunteer Appreciation
"Once again we want to extend our gratefulness for thinking of our staff members and most importantly our student volunteers. They were ecstatic. We appreciate your consistent energy, dedication, and passion for Clifton Middle School. If you could share your supervisor’s contact information, we’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you greatly!"
Volunteer Spotlight: Pearl Msibi
Pearl Msibi is a new volunteer of MBK Houston and a new resident to the city of Houston. Graduating from Ferris State University with a BS degree in Healthcare Systems Administration and Western Michigan University a Masters of Public Administration, Pearl’s passion for service has been part of her career and her way of life. With over 16 years of Health care experience, she enjoys mentoring, educating and sharing her time by connecting with people from different walks of life and being part of a community focused on making a positive difference in the community.
Pearl was very proactive and reached out to us last month to offer her assistance. In the last couple of weeks that we have been working with her we can clearly see her drive and believe her when she shared her aspirations for becoming a UN Ambassador! Born and raised in Africa, she brings to our table a strong love for her culture and strives to share her experience and positive outlook with youth. She has recently found employment and still open to volunteering with us on the weekends.
Please take note that no matter where you are in life...your help and time is ALWAYS appreciated! Thank you Pearl for giving us your gift of precious TIME!
Young Adults Building Communities in Acres Home & Gulfton
The Houston Health Foundation, Youth Capacity Building Project – YABC (Young Adults Building Communities) program is a free program designed to empower young people (18-30 years of age) in the Acres Homes community through training and experimental learning to become a voice for positive changes in their community. For more information, to refer a friend, or sign up, please contact: Francisco Garcia, Y-ABC Coordinator at Francisco.email@example.com. (Also please keep an eye out for a new Facebook Page!)
Y-ABC support the City of Houston Complete Communities Program. This project was funded by a grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation