Spring opening planned for Richmond Boys & Girls Club

November 21, 2014 - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston, recently hosted a ground breaking in Richmond at 1800 James L. Pink Blvd., for its new facility with a promise of engaging programs for children designed to encourage them to reach their full potential....More

Kendra Scott gives back to Boys & Girls Clubs

July 17, 2013 Kendra Scott is hosting a series of Kendra Gives Back parties at the seven Kendra Scott boutiques nationwide on Wednesday, July 24 from 5-8PM, celebrating the launch of the Fall 2013 Collection and benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation ... More

Boost Mobile donates $11,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs
July 10, 2013 The cell phone carrier Boost Mobile has presented Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston with a check for $11,000.  The company raised the money from May 29 through June 2, through its one dollar phone days promotion, which donated one dollar to Boys & Girls Clubs with each new customer contract ... More

Volunteers work to restore Galveston Boys & Girls Club
May 2, 2013 More than 100 local Comcast employees and their families and friends volunteer to improve the Johnny Mitchell Boys & Girls Club in Galveston as part of Comcast's 12th Annual Comcast Cares Day ... More

LPGA players tee it up with Randalls for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
April 27, 2013 Forty-four LPGA players teed it up with amateurs in the 25th Annual Randalls for Kids Charity Pro Am played at the Woodlands Canongate Golf Courses. To date, this 25-year tradition has raised over $5 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. All proceeds are used to support the Clubs’ core program areas that help at-risk youth achieve academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character ... More

LongHorn Steakhouse Pearland hosts Boys & Girls Club
April 9, 2013 LongHorn Steakhouse in Pearland rallied the Houston community to help them donate books to a local Boys & Girls Club in celebration of International Children's Book Day on April 2 ... More

LeBron James, Sprite renovate Houston Boys & Girls Club
Feb. 17, 2013 Miami Heat star LeBron James made time in his busy NBA All-Star schedule to hook up with Sprite for the unveiling of a refurbished gymnasium at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston ... More

All Star Saturday raises more than $550K for charity
Feb. 17, 2013 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, which featured the Western Conference defeating the Eastern Conference by a score of 140 to 125 in Houston, delivered a total $555,000 to charity.  As part of the event, NBA Cares and State Farm made a joint donation of $500,000 to four charitable organizations. With the victory by the Western Conference, $350,000 will be donated to Boys & Girls Club of America and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign ... More

Stafford Boys & Girls Club gets makeover
Feb. 3, 2013 Boys and girls in Stafford have a new place to learn, thanks to the generosity of volunteers who reached out to renovate a library ... More

Houston Texans rookie teammates treat children to shopping spree
Dec. 18, 2012 Linebacker Whitney Mercilus, center Ben Jones, wide receiver Keshawn Martin and other rookie players on the Houston Texans roster treated the children the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and the Houston Texans YMCA to a shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Tuesday morning ... More

Texans coaches and players give bikes to kids
Dec. 14, 2012 A great holiday tradition continued at Reliant Park with Houston-area children and the Texans.  The players and coaches held their annual bike giveaway on Friday. Now, more than 200 kids can nw hit the streets on brand new bikes ... More

First responders get in the ring for charity  
Dec. 3, 2012   They protect and serve, but they also jab and hook for charity.  Members of nine area police and fire departments don boxing gloves and trunks for Battle of the Badges, a charity event that raises funds for Galveston Boys & Girls Club ... More

Pro NFLers compete for Reliant Energy charity  
Oct. 17, 2012   LAI Games' Speed of Light is the latest Reliant Energy Player Challenge under a program that benefits the greater Houston area Boys and Girls Clubs. Connor Barwin and Shaun Cody of the Houston Texans NFL team competed ... More

Assistance League promotes literacy through book donation  
Sept. 27, 2012  Assistance League donated 1,400 new books to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater houston during Assistance League's recent national conference in Houston.  The new books will be used to support the Clubs' academic success programs... More

HCC and the Houston Texans provide scholarships to BGCGH members 
Sept. 24, 2012  With a new, historic, innovative program, Houston Community College will provide a minimum of $50,000 in scholarships annually to members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston through a partnership with the Houston Texans... More

Fort Bend Boys & Girls Club discover careers that rock 
Aug. 19, 2012  Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club partnered with MediaTech Institute in Houston and Sunrise Recording Studios to give students a behind the scenes look at what it takes to have a career in the entertainment industry... More

Dentists provide free services to those in need 
Aug. 17, 2012 Sugar Land Modern Dentistry provided care to local veterans and Sugar Land Dental Group partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to provide care to local youth who otherwise would not have access to basic dental care ... More

Boys & Girls Clubs accepts donation for Summer Camp program 
Aug. 16, 2012 - AAA Texas and the Enterprise Holdings Foundation have designated the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to receive a $2,500 donation to support the summer camp currently in place at clubs across the city ... More

Indulge!  Pappas Restaurants Supports BGCGH
July 16, 2012 - Visit your nearest participating Pappas Restaurant July 16 - 22 and order a dessert!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit BGCGH! Indulge in Pecan Pie, Sopapillas, Banana Pudding, Tres Leches or other favorites at Pappasitos Cantina, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappas Bar-B-Q, Pappas Burger, Pappas Seafood House or Yia Yia Mary's Greek Kitchen. Find a location near you.

UnitedHealthcare and JJ Watt Foundation Intercept Childhood Obesity with Boys & Girls Club program
July 11, 2012 - J.J. Watt is part of a new team—one aimed at fighting childhood obesity.  The J. J. Watt Foundation, UnitedHealthcare, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston kick off the Get in the Game youth fitness program with a special competition at the Fort Bend Boys & Girls Club in Missouri City ... More

Anti-gang rally held at NFL's YET Center
June 25, 2012 - More than 200 young people at risk of joining gangs were introduced to better role models Thursday - Houston Texans staff and cheerleaders, FBI agents and police officers offered valuable life lessons to the seven to 17-year-olds ... More

Boys & Girls club finds support in community
June 5, 2012 - Everett Curl, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, explains his introduction to the Club at age 8 and why he has remained involved with the Club ever since.  Others in the community are recognizing the Club's value ... More

Darden Restaurants awards $4,000 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
April 30, 2012 - Today, the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc., announces it is awarding more than $1.7 million to nearly 900 nonprofit organizations in communities across the U.S. ... More

High school standout overcomes hardships
April 29, 2012 - Few would argue against Corinthia Williams of Richland doing a victory lap when she graduates 11th in her class of 136 on May 31 from Royal High School.  Williams’ mother was only 13 when she gave birth to her amid a life mired in poverty and ... More

Volunteers help revitalize club
April 23, 2012 - Volunteers from the local Comcast office joined with Fort Bend County officials to revitalize the Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club.  More than 1,800 local Comcast employees, along with their families and friends, pitched in April 21 to improve eight locations throughout the Greater Houston area during "Comcast Cares Day.” More

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston receives grant to help Fort Bend youth
March 21, 2012 - Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston receives $25,000 grant from Fluor Corporation to support after-school programs for youth in Fort Bend County.  Programming will allow for members to get help with homework, set goas for graduation ... More

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston celebrates education and basketball
March 6, 2012 - Listen to a live podcast of Angela Hodson's interview on Houston's Public Affairs show.  Angela's enthusiasm is a great representation of the hope and good work the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston provides our community. Their after-school programs are helping to break the cycle of poverty among the most disenfranchised citizens of the Bayou City... More

LPGA pros to play in children's charity event
Feb. 7, 2012 - Randalls for Kids Charity matches 47 LPGA players with sponsors to play in the 24th annual tournament benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.  The event raises nearly $300,000 annually...  More

Creating computer games to help kids learn
October 19, 2011 - Children at the Spring Branch Boys & Girls Club might be forgiven for playing video games all afternoon.  They games they are playing these days are the ones they created themselves, using new computers and gaming technology donated by Austin-based AMD Technologies ... More

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston keeps kids on track
October 11, 2011 - With the highest drop-out rate of high school students in Texas (49%) and the fourth highest rate in the U.S., the Houston area is crying out for help.  Fortunately, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is there to answer the call ... More

Worried about America?  Visit a Boys & Girls Club
Sept. 22, 2011 - The political world is so toxic that I needed some relief, so I tuned into a reality show more real than anything on television. I wasn’t disappointed. The stories I heard were at once harrowing and inspirational. And they were deeply connected to the future of the country.  This week, I served as one of five judges in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of theYear competition ... More

ConocoPhillips partners with Boys & Girls Clubs to help teens graduate
Sept. 22, 2011 - ConocoPhillips supports Be Great Graduate, a Boys & Girls Clubs program that aids in high school drop-out prevention.  More

Unilever supports the Triple Play program
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has been selected as one of the 40 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to receive a grant to run Triple Play:  A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul.  Triple Play is Boys & Girls Clubs of America's proven health and wellness program that teaches members how to eat properly and be active

Lemonade Day 2012
May 1, 2012 - Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston had more than 900 participants from our 10 Clubs register for the 2012 Lemonade Day.  Prior to Lemonade Day, members from each Club participated in a month-long training session designed to teach members about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.  The Lemonade Day curriculum includes:  setting goals; planning and budgeting; securing an investor; selecting a site; advertising; building a lemonade stand; purchasing resources; making lemonade; setting up; running the business; accounting and banking; giving back to the community; and reflecting for future planning.  Following training, members put what they learned into ACTION! 

Lemonade Day is a nationwide program held every year that enables youth learn about what it takes to start and run a business.  The program originated in Houston and was founded by Lisa and Michael Holthouse of Prepared 4 Life and the Holthouse Foundation for Kids.  In just four years, Lemonade Day has spread to 31 cities with a goal of one million stands in 100 cities by 2013!  Learn more about Lemonade Day.

Ross Stores supports Power Hour program
In response to the call for more effective homework assistance programs for low-income youth, Ross Stores have provided $18,700 in grants to support the continued implementation of Power Hour in three BGCGH’s Clubs located in communities with high poverty rates in Houston.

This highly-successful, homework assistance program helps young people view homework as an opportunity to learn to work independently, complete projects on time and feel positive about their accomplishments.

“On behalf of the Ross Stores, we are very proud of our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Rick Scott, Director, Ross Stores Board. “Through Power Hour, Clubs can continue their support and commitment to helping children reach the ‘Power of their Potential.’”

        

 

Havard Club opens technology center
June 23, 2011 - Boys & Girls Clubs of America has selected Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston's John & Cissy Havard Club on Airline Drive to serve as a Club Tech Center of Excellence.  Centers of Excellence are fully equipped with the latest technology and serve as fun environments that enable youth to explore the vast opportunties technology has to offer.  More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 5, 2013 - Dove's Self-Esteem Event at the YET 2 Club.  SMART Girls participants will learn more about how to withstand peer pressure and bullying and how to take care of oneself.

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