RESCUE YOUTH

Our Rescue Youth Program aims to prevent youth involvement in drugs, alcohol, gangs, and other self-destructive activities. The Rescue Youth Program is delivered in school settings, local shelters, and in the Change Happens! after school and summer programs. The in-school program utilizes evidence-based curriculum for youth ranging from 12 to 19 years old and delivers youth and adult presentations that range from 15 minutes to an hour dependent upon your organization's schedule. Our staff is able to provide customized presentations on a variety of topics according to your needs, as well as offer your school or program workshops, presentations or training on specific topics.

Events are planned throughout the school year and summer months to engage communities, collaborate with community partners, and promote the "no-use" message. Our team also participates in planned community events as an opportunity to share information about the Rescue Youth Program. Events include Kick Butts Day and Red Ribbon Week.

We make a difference through:

  • Character education groups

  • Intervention counseling

  • Peer bonding

  • Youth and Adult Presentations on topics such as: bullying, tobacco education, self-esteem, social skills, conflict resolution, and anger management

After School and Summer Programs

Change Happens! welcomes youth ages 6 to 18 years old to participate in the After-School and Summer Program. The Change Happens! After School/Summer Program character education groups are committed to reinforcing our students’ growing self-efficacy, social development, and sense of commitment to their community. The program’s goal is to proactively enhance protective factors and reduce the impact of negative influences that place youth at risk. Every year, our Summer Program youth attend KIDS' University, a week-long introduction to college life by visiting and taking classes at the University of Houston. 

We offer the following to youth:

  • Tutoring/homework assistance 

  • Character building education

  • Dance/theater

  • Gardening

  • Drug prevention 

  • S.T.E.M. geared enrichment activities 

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The Change Happens! After School Program is now accepting applications for waitlist.

CONTACT

KELVA CLAY

(713) 374-1249

KCLAY@CHANGEHAPPENSTX.ORG

LOCATION

HOURS

THIRD WARD

CHANGE HAPPENS

3353 ELGIN STREET

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77004

MONDAY - THURSDAY

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

FRIDAY

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

SPECIAL PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY:

COMERICA BANK | UPS | COMCAST |  DR. DALLAS AND DEDE LEA II