About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
To inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Why Great Futures Start Here:
For six decades, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has been the Houston area's leading youth development organization, achieving an enviable record of creatively engaging, educating and empowering a large number of low-income young people in ways that positively impact their lives and improve their chances of achieving and sustaining academic and economic success.
Long renowned as "The Positive Place for Kids," the Clubs serve nearly 10,000 children and teens ages 7 to 17 each year, many of whom have few other positive relationships or dependable resources in their lives.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston provides these youth a safe haven in the midst of chaotic, dangerous neighborhoods and family contexts and delivers high-quality programming that builds character; enhances academic performance; improves physical health and fitness; expands life skills; develops leadership potential; promotes civic engagement; and equips youth for pursuing rigorous postsecondary educational opportunities and productive careers.
A private, nonprofit organzation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston improves young lives as well as the communities that surround and support us. The organization relies on private, corporate, individual and United Way funding to fill the gap between membership dues ($5.00 per child per year) and operational expenses.
View the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston's Informational Packet.
Corinthia is a five-year member of the Brookshire Boys & Girls Club, which she describes as her home away from home. She says her Club has provided consistent support through the years as she was passed from one relative to another.
Even though she has been faced with adversity most of her young life, she has remaind determined to build a better life for herself. She graduated in the top 10% of her class in May from Royal High School. She has also been accepted to Texas A&M University where she will study to become a physical therapist.