Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. It also benefits the whole community: high school graduates have higher earning potential, contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate on time. United Way GBACC focuses on long-term solutions and addressing opportunity gaps throughout the cradle-to-career pipeline in order to keep kids on track to graduate high school, be prepared for college and develop a career. The greatest single ticket out of poverty for a child is a high school diploma and, when possible, higher education.
OUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Bay Area Rehabilitation Center** 281-838-4477
Provides pediatric and adult outpatient therapy and aquatics exercise programs, day habilitation, vocational training, high school transition services, and home and community based services to individuals with disabilities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters 713-860-8216
Makes meaningful, positive, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles) ages 7-14 that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of the kids.
Boy Scouts, Sam Houston Area Council** 713-756-3318
Leads co-ed youth to lifelong values, service and achievement by providing educational and training programs, which develop character, citizenship and personal fitness.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) 936-334-9000
Recruits, trains & supports court-appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interest of every abused/neglected child/teen in the foster care system. Services include Fostering Futures Program, which equips teens with life skills, and the Collaborative Family Engagement program which finds family connections. CASA is a "Chance for the Child."
Church Women United Child Care Center** 281-427-2507