Who We Are
We are a nonprofit organization committed to developing the leadership potential in children and youth from Houston and surrounding communities, by providing quality educational programming and experiences that will prepare them to solve future challenges.
Our mission is to equip, guide, and partner with families and communities to prepare the next generation of community leaders. Our mission is to equip, guide, and partner with families and communities to prepare the next generation of community leaders.
We envision communities being positively impacted by children and youth who have access to quality educational programs, are given opportunities to demonstrate their skills, and are regularly engaged in community service.
All of our work is guided by three principles: Compassion, Collaboration, and Integrity. We operate with compassion as we love our neighbor as ourselves, we collaborate with like-minded organizations, and we work, lead, and serve with integrity.
What We Do
We create and implement programs that equip young people with the information, training, and experience they need to reach their educational and career goals, become a leader in their community, and pursue a healthy and purposeful life.
We guide teens and their families through various resources to identify the best options for their educational, career and life goals.
We partner with organizations who share our goal of empowering youth to increase their educational and career attainment, live healthy and purposeful lives, and enhance their communities.
Why We Do It
Research suggest, and we believe, communities and industries benefit when young people are introduced to STE[A]M programming early, have the leadership skills necessary to solve future challenges using technology, are prepared to make informed decisions about health and safety, and pursue purposeful lifestyles.
only 47% of Houston-area preschoolers assessed are kinder-ready. 1
In 2018, only 11% of teenage girls expressed an interest in STEM related careers. 2
Between 2017-2018, the number of teenage boys interested in STEM careers dropped from 36% to 24%.3
Texas ranks 34th out of the 50 states in education. 4
1. “Early Childhood Education in Houston, H.B. 3 May Turn around Shrinking Pre-K Funding Trend .” Understanding Houston, Greater Houston Community Foundation, www.understandinghouston.org/topic/education/early-childhood-education/#kindergarten
2-3. Kim, Stephanie. “New Research Shows Declining Interest in STEM.” Government Technology State & Local Articles – E.Republic, Center for Digital Education, 11 June 2018, www.govtech.com/education/k-12/New-Research-Shows-Declining-Interest-in-STEM.html
4. Ziegleer, Brett. “These U.S. States Have the Best Education Systems.” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/education
Ways You Can Help
12155 Shadow Creek Pkwy #1
Pearland, TX 77584
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