​​​​​According to the Census Bureau, one quarter of Houstonians now live in poverty with 38% being children.

The census determines poverty based on income and family size. An individual is classified as living in poverty by earning less than $12,082 and $24,257 for a family of four with two children.

​Six out of ten public school students in Texas live in or nearly in poverty.

Poverty stricken neighborhoods are more likely than others to have high crime rates, educational challenges, economical disadvantages, unemployment and other issues.


  • To provide low-income, less fortunate and unprivileged youth with resources to be successful and help improve their quality of life. ​                                                                                                                                                
  • To build on character, help define goals, encourage healthy life choices and provide accountability. ​To help establish effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills and plans of action.​                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • To help youth set and obtain goals to become productive members of society by learning and developing in youth outreach, mentorship programs, workshops and/or conferences. To partner with community leaders, educators, school administrators, families and other agencies in understanding the demographics and need areas.    

  • To partner with law enforcement, government agencies, elected officials, community members, families and youth in a collaborative effort to re-establish unification, build positive relationships and increase trust between police and the public.                                                                                                                                                  
  • To educate youth about the dangers of substance abuse, underage drinking and addictions.  ​  Reduce the risk of youthful experimentation through education, preventative measures and healthy discussions.   ​                                                                                                                                                                   
  • To empower young boys and girls to embrace and ignite the great God-given talents/abilities within themselves while positively impacting their community. To assist young girls to recognize their self-worth, value and self-image. To provide positive means for young boys to become great men. ​​                                                                                    
  • To equip at-risk youth with tools to overcome challenges/obstacles in their environment. To strengthen family, peer and community relationships.                                                                                                                            
  • To support youth with disabilities or those who have been diagnosed with cancer or an acute illness. To provide direction and encouragement for youth that are exhibiting behavioral and/or emotional problems.                                
  • To equip youth with tools for positive decision making skills, conflict resolution, establishing/re-establishing relationships, and skills for everyday living.                                                                                                               
  • To provide awareness, support and resources for youth that have been victims of domestic violence and/or victims of sexual assault. To assist in recognizing all signs of abuse and/or defamation of character from abusers.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • To provide aide to runaways, youth/youth adults who are homeless. Provide referral assistance for safe living accommodations.  Assist in developing skills necessary for growth, independence, job preparation, health and wellness.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • To provide support for teen parents and encourage the pursuit of advanced education and/or employment opportunities.                                                                                                                                                      ​                             
  • To inspire the minds of youth to live the best life possible with positive essential life application skills and leadership.



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