Greater Houston Youth Mentoring Community
GREATER HOUSTON MENTORING ALLIANCE

EVENTS

We’re you’re one stop shop for finding out what events are going on for youth mentoring programs.

If you have a youth mentoring organization event happening in the Greater Houston let us know and we’ll add it to the calendar. We want to support all of the youth mentoring organizations in the Greater Houston and sharing what you have going on is one way we do this.

Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Trauma Toolkit 2.0 Series (Part 5) Partnering with Youth, Families and Agencies in Providing Trauma-informed Services

TNOYS and Superior Health Plan are offering this webinar using material from the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network. This 5-part course offers skills necessary to work with children who have experienced traumatic events. The course explains the impact of and ways to deal with secondary traumatic stress. Youth and families given choices and an active voice in decision-making on an individual, agency, and systemic level gain momentum and courage. This training discusses how partnerships generate success and help families build realistic strategies. Click here to register (please register separately for each webinar in the series; you can choose which one or ones you’d like to attend).


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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

MoneyLIVE 2019 - Teen Financial Event

MoneyLIVE 2018 is a money simulation for high school students. Participants will learn about careers in various areas, after learning and getting a career participants will build a monthly budget based on their incomes. Each student is given a new life/identity with a family, income and a checkbook/debit card. The students will then be allowed to purchase cars, homes, cell phones, food clothing and more while being tempted to purchase things like computers, big screen TV's, trips and more.

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

STEM COMMUNITY DAY

  • 1422 Ledwicke Street Houston, TX, 77029 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Click here to register Exhibitor and Vendor Form

For more information gustaviapearls@yahoo.com

STEM COMMUNITY DAY is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Houston area.

This fun filled event will be highly visible indoor and outdoor and will provide an opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. 

Our family fun event will feature several exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. 

The STEM event is an initiative of Gustavia Pearls Women's Outreach Youth STEM, Education and Leadership Camp in partnership with The Microsoft Store, NASA Girls Who STEAM Ahead, The Geophysical Society of Houston, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA Houston, Black Pilots of America/Bronze Eagles Flying Club, Tech Link, TXRX Labs and more!

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Jul
20
7:30 AM07:30

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Galveston State Park

Bus picks up at Forest Lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Galveston Island State Park (14901 FM 3005 Galveston, Tx 77554) 65 miles. Stay 5 hours doing round robin program (Fish ID, Habitat, knot tying, backyard bass, rules/regs) then fishing keeping legal fish – lunch will be prepared. Visit nature center for 1 hour. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 65 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

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Jul
20
11:30 AM11:30

2019 Undefeated Youth Conference

Join us July 20th for our 2nd Annual Undefeated Youth Conference at Worthing High School. The Undefeated Conference will inspire, motivate, and empower your child. Dont miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your child. Register today.. open for all Elementary, Jr High, and High school students

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Aug
10
7:30 AM07:30

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Galveston State Park

Bus picks up at Forest Lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Galveston Island State Park (14901 FM 3005 Galveston, Tx 77554) 65 miles. Stay 5 hours doing round robin program (Fish ID, Habitat, knot tying, backyard bass, rules/regs) then fishing keeping legal fish – lunch will be prepared. Visit nature center for 1 hour. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 65 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

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Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Back to School Bash!

TWST4Girls is proud to present our partnership with Colgate for this life enriching event!! TWST4Girls is working with Colgate to bring dental screenings to over 300 Houston youth! Our goal is to send youth back to school with Bright Smiles and Bright Futures!

Aboard the Mobile Dental Van

Colgate’s mobile dental vans measure 32 feet long, nearly the size of a mobile home, and feature friendly visuals to help create a fun and less intimidating dental ‘screening experience’ to kids in rural and urban communities.

With two child-sized dental chairs aboard, Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® screens two children at a time. The average dental screening lasts approximately two minutes. With the support of our volunteer dental professionals, children ranging from three to 12 years of age all receive free dental check-ups*, treatment referrals (if needed), and learning materials that include a tube of Colgate® kid’s toothpaste, a Colgate® kid’s toothbrush and brushing instructions.

*For children who are in need of treatment or who do not have a dentist, we provide referrals so they can visit a dentist in their area and take care of any issues and maintain a healthy mouth.

 

Please send vendor requests for this event to Ms. Sydney Ealy at: Sydney@TWST4Girls.Org

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Aug
24
7:30 AM07:30

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Highland Bayou Park

Bus picks up at Forest Lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Highland Bayou Park (Bayou Rd LaMarque, Tx 77568) 45 miles. Stay 6 hours doing fishing keeping legal fish – lunch will be prepared. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 45 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

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Sep
7
7:30 AM07:30

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Lake Livingston State Park

Bus picks up at Forest Lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Lake Livingston State park (300 State Park Road 65 Livingston, TX 77351) 60 miles. Stay 6 hours doing fishing keeping legal fish – lunch will be prepared. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 60 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

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Sep
28
7:00 AM07:00

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Sea Center Texas/MacLean Park

Bus picks up at Forest lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, TX 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Sea Center Texas (300 Medical Dr Lake Jackson, TX 77566) 60 miles. Stay 4 hours doing round robin rotation thru 3 forty minute stations (facility tour, in class aquatics training, backyard bass rules/regs) then fishing (catch & release). Bus transports to MacLean Park (93 Lake Rd Lake Jackson, TX 77566) 5 miles. Stay 2 hours for Buffalo Soldiers historical presentation and other park activities – lunch will be prepared. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 70 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

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Oct
11
to Oct 13

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Brazos Bend State Park 2 Nights

Bus picks up at Forest lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Brazos Bend State park (21901 FM 762 Rd Needville, Tx 77461) 50 miles. First day: learn to set up tent, build camp fire, aquatics training – lunch and dinner will be prepared. Second day: fishing, hiking, games, geocaching, nature photography, Buffalo Soldiers historical presentation – breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared. Third day: Learn how to take down tents, clean up, leave no trace – continental breakfast will be prepared. Bus picks up at Brazos Bend State park (21901 FM 762 Rd Needville, Tx) at 10:00 am. Stop at park store 1hr then transports to Forest Lawn church 50 miles arriving by 1 pm.

Please complete registration form

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience

  • 1 NRG Parkway Houston, TX, 77054 United States (map)
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Over A MILLION LEGO® Bricks are On Display and Ready for Play

LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live® LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain.


Hands-on LEGO® Attractions and Activities Include:

  • Neon City and Glow Gallery: See LEGO® art shine under black-light and add your custom creations to the most unique LEGO building experience Brick Fest Live!

  • Brick Fest Speedway: Build, Race, and Win! Watch your custom-built LEGO® derby car zoom on 35-foot long timed-tracks!

  • Guinness World-Record Setting LEGO Mosaic: Build your part of Brick Fest Live’s Mystery Mosaic.

  • Inspiration Stations: Add to mind-blowing, life-sized LEGO® builds and make them your own with more LEGO® than you've ever seen.

  • Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO® video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO® title head-to-head.

  • Mini Golf: A miniature golf course built to inspire! Take your game to the next level on the Brick-Links.

  • Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of 1×1 LEGO® bricks, create your own mosaic tile and be part of the show!

  • Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from the many merchants in attendance.

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Mar
16
to Mar 18

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Brazos Bend State Park 2 Nights

Bus picks up at Forest lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Brazos Bend State park (21901 FM 762 Rd Needville, Tx 77461) 50 miles. First day: learn to set up tent, build camp fire, aquatics training – lunch and dinner will be prepared. Second day: fishing, hiking, games, geocaching, nature photography, Buffalo Soldiers historical presentation – breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared. Third day: Learn how to take down tents, clean up, leave no trace – continental breakfast will be prepared. Bus picks up at Brazos Bend State park (21901 FM 762 Rd Needville, Tx) at 10:00 am. Stop at park store 1hr then transports to Forest Lawn church 50 miles arriving by 1 pm.

Please complete registration form

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Mar
28
7:00 AM07:00

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Highland Bayou Park

Bus picks up at Forest Lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Highland Bayou Park (Bayou Rd LaMarque, Tx 77568) 45 miles. Stay 6 hours doing fishing keeping legal fish – lunch will be prepared. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 45 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

Complete Registration Form

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Apr
18
7:30 AM07:30

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Sea Center Texas/MacLean Park

Bus picks up at Forest lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, TX 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Sea Center Texas (300 Medical Dr Lake Jackson, TX 77566) 60 miles. Stay 4 hours doing round robin rotation thru 3 forty minute stations (facility tour, in class aquatics training, backyard bass rules/regs) then fishing (catch & release). Bus transports to MacLean Park (93 Lake Rd Lake Jackson, TX 77566) 5 miles. Stay 2 hours for Buffalo Soldiers historical presentation and other park activities – lunch will be prepared. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 70 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

Please complete registration form

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May
2
7:30 AM07:30

Texas Parks & Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Lake Livingston State Park

Bus picks up at Forest Lawn church (8101 Wileyvale Houston, Tx 77016) at 8:00 am and transports to Lake Livingston State park (300 State Park Road 65 Livingston, TX 77351) 60 miles. Stay 6 hours doing fishing keeping legal fish – lunch will be prepared. Bus transports back to Forest Lawn church 60 miles arriving by 5:00 pm.

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May
24
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Advocacy Summit 2019

The Youth Advocacy Summit 2019 is an annual week-long youth leadership event that is hosted by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and OCA-Greater Houston. YAS 2019 will be held at Rice University, June 24-26, and the Westchase Marriot Hotel, June 27-28 from 9am – 5:30pm each day. This is not a residential program. Deadline to apply is May 15th, 11:59pm.

Our mission throughout the week is to educate and empower young Houstonians to become community advocates. This is done by learning about issues through experts, developing leadership and organizing skills, and meeting with elected officials. Past youth summit participants have gone on to testify at city council, lead voter engagement campaigns at their school, speak at press conferences at the state capitol, and represent their community in a variety of actions through participation in the school year program. The skills taught at the annual summit are life skills that will empower participants in their future as community, business, and entrepreneur leaders of Greater Houston. We encourage you to apply and join the pipeline of future leaders for the Greater Houston community!

Thank you to our supporters like the Asian American Youth Giving Circle that enable us to offer this training for $50 instead of the regular rate of $350!

Email angelicar@mifamiliavota.org for scholarship opportunities.

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MAY MIX: MENTORING & KRUMPING
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

MAY MIX: MENTORING & KRUMPING

  • 6856 Bellaire Boulevard Houston, TX, 77074 United States (map)
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We're mixing it up in May by partnering with Houston:reVision,
an amazing youth mentoring organization in Houston.
MENTORING & KRUMPING
Connect with Youth and watch them express themselves as they take the dance floor with krumping.
You'll also have the opportunity to connect in break out sessions as we unite together to come up with solutions for the challenges faced by those aiming to impact the youth community
If you're not quite sure what krumping is check out this link to see Houston:reVision youth in action https://youtu.be/EredY_TJj_YHouston:reVision youth in action

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May
23
11:30 AM11:30

2019 Champions for Youth Luncheon

For National Foster Awareness month we want your support for the children/families Forever Families serves by sponsoring the Champions for Youth Luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. We will have Keynote Speaker Houston Community College Manager, Veronica Douglas.

Veronica R. Douglas, CPPB is the Manager of the Small Business Development Program at Houston Community College. She currently serves as the President of the Southeast Texas Association of Public Purchasing and is on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Black Chamber. She has received numerous prestigious awards throughout her career and named twice as one of the Top 50 Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs in Houston.

With more than 24 years of adoption experience, Forever Families, Inc. has provided adoptive and foster placements for children within Texas. This grants children an opportunity to experience the excitement of childhood in a supportive home and gives them the chance to reach their full potential.

Please join us in transforming the lives of children in need of safe and nurturing foster/adoptive families by becoming a Champions for Youth Luncheon underwriter. Your investment in this event will help ensure Forever Families can continue to expand its reach in order to help even more children in foster care connect with the loving adoptive/foster families they need and deserve. We look forward to seeing you at the Champions for Youth Luncheon in November.

Available Sponsorship and Ticket Opportunities

  • Champions - $5,000

  • Benefactors - $2,500

  • Advocates - $1,500

  • Supporters - $1,000

  • Friends - $500

  • Individual Tickets - $25

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

UH-Downtown '2nd Annual Men of L.E.G.A.C.I. End Of Year Awards Ceremony'

The Department of Minority Male Success Programs at the University of Houston-Downtown will be hosting the 2nd Annual Men of L.E.G.A.C.I. End of Year Banquet recognizing the accomplishments of the students, mentors, and community partners that participated and supported Men of L.E.G.A.C.I. Program. This event will feature an awards ceremony, dinner, entertainment, and a keynote address. Our goal is to support initiatives for minority male student success in recruiting, retaining and graduation male students of color and preparing them for professional opportunities beyond college.

Please join us as we continue to impact the City of Houston in supporting the progress of our young men.

Location: University of Houston-Downtown

One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Room: A300 - Special Events Room (3rd Floor Academic Wing)

Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Attire: Professional/Business Attire

Entertainment: Jamar Jones, Award Winning Composer and Musician

Keynote Address: David M. Fryson, Esq. Senior Advisor for Diversity Community Outreach, West Virginia University


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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Black Girls CODE Houston Chapter Presents: Wakanda by Design with 3D Printi

  • West Loop Center - Houston Community College (map)
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Look around you… Have you ever wondered how things are made in the real world? From the buildings you live in, to the cars that move you forward, to the products that enrich your everyday lives, come join Black Girls CODE in our 3D Printing Workshop!

This 6-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the theme of “Afrofuturism” and how it is reflected in the various design concepts found in the film like: transportation, wearables, architecture, fashion, and textiles. We want your curiosity to be stimulated by all the possibilities that Vibranium has to offer for advanced technologies and channel that energy towards inventing products to solve everyday challenges. You will use Tinkercad to transform your ideas into 3D models and a 3D printer to prototype your final creation. You will also explore other advanced technologies to make your invention fully functional and marketable.

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, come and experience a day with hands-on workshops focused on 3D design and 3D printing. In this workshop, you will get the chance to make your very own Black Panther inspired product! Students will learn how to use Tinkercad to custom design and 3D print their very own “Kimoyo” product!

All BGC events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs.

This event is intended for girls ages 10-17. No prior computing experience is necessary.

Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. 
The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants do not need to bring their laptops.

Registration:
IMPORTANT: Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html
Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Scholarships:

Limited scholarships are available by applying HERE.

Volunteer: Want to help out? We are in need of VOLUNTEERS! Signup for a specific role & time

https://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcbos_wakanda3d_htn


Make sure you have filled out a Volunteer Registration Form

Refund Policy: Full refund will be provided upon written request to caitlin@blackgirslcode.org received 10 days prior to the scheduled event date. After 10 days no refunds will be allowed.

Special THANKS to our venue sponsor: West Loop Center - Houston Community College



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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Mentor Training - Character Does Matter - Travis Manion

TMF’s Character Does Matter Program, presented by Johnson & Johnson, engages veterans and survivors to inspire young adults to live with character, develops their leadership skills, and activates them to serve their communities in honor of fallen heroes.

During this training, we will cover the ins and outs of the TMF organization – our mission, vision, and values. We will also discuss what character means and how you can bring it to life in your community.

Additionally, you'll receive tools and training to help you engage with youth, and build and foster character in them.

By the end, you will have everything you need to build presentations and run activities on your own.

Character Does Matter (CDM), is our cornerstone program in which TMF trains and supports veterans and families of the fallen to bring a strengths-based character curriculum into schools and youth groups. The curriculum teaches good character, using stories from veterans' lives, relatable examples to students and about fallen heroes like LT Travis Manion.

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May
16
8:00 AM08:00

Combating Childhood Obesity

  • Texas Children’s Hospital Smith Legacy Tower (map)
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Please join us in Houston on May 16, 2019, for an exclusive national summit exploring the latest thinking and research about how medicine and the wider community can best address childhood obesity. This daylong forum will bring together medical experts, researchers, hospital leaders, pediatricians, community health advocates and other stakeholders from around the country for a series of high-level conversations exploring best practices and solutions – as well as networking opportunities. The conference, made possible by the support of Texas Children’s Hospital, will be held at its Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower in Houston.

OPENING PLENARY SESSION: A FOCUS ON THE RESEARCH

Welcome Remarks

  • Mark W. Kline, M.D., Physician-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital

  • Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Keynote Remarks: The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?

  • George A. Bray, M.D., MACP, MACE, Boyd Professor Emeritus, Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University

Conversation: Outsmarting the Bodily Forces Making It So Hard to Lose Weight: Are All Calories Equal?

  • Kevin D. Hall, Ph.D., Chief, Integrative Physiology Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Michael Rosenbaum, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Director of the FIT Program for Pediatric Obesity, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • MODERATOR: Kristi King, MPH, RDN, LD, senior pediatric dietitian, Texas Children's Hospital; clinical instructor, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition; national spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Panel: Where the Research on Causes and Solutions Is Leading

  • Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS, William K. Warren Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Pediatric Obesity Research, Chief of Academic General Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Michael Rosenbaum, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Director of the FIT Program for Pediatric Obesity, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • Alexis Wood, Ph.D., FAHA, Assistant professor, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Deborah Rohm Young, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Research, Department of Research & Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California

  • MODERATOR: Sanjiv Harpavat, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition Baylor College of Medicine; Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Texas Children's Hospital

PLENARY SESSION II: A FOCUS ON TREATMENT

Lessons learned about the strategies being employed by leading pediatric weight-management programs today, from therapies involving the whole family to bariatric surgery. What are the takeaways for primary care practitioners and health systems seeking to provide effective weight-management care?

Panel: Treatment Interventions That Work – and That Don’t

  • Ihuoma Eneli, M.D., MS, FAAP, Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University

  • Thomas Inge, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado

  • Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

  • Sharonda Taylor, M.D., FAAP, FSAHM, Medical Director, Teens Working on Wellness Adolescent Weight Management Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, in the Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine

  • Denise Wilfley, Ph.D, Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness, and Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychological & Brain Sciences Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

  • MODERATOR: Bryan Vartabedian, M.D., FAAP, Director of Community Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Texas Children’s Hospital

Conversation: What Frontline Providers Treating Children Need to Know

  • Ihuoma Eneli, M.D., MS, FAAP, Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University

  • Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

  • MODERATOR: Haley Hernandez, Health Reporter, KPRC-TV Channel 2

PLENARY SESSION III: A FOCUS ON PREVENTION

Hear about the wisdom that has been gleaned about obesity prevention in children, as well as ways that the medical community and community organizations can work together to put the wisdom into practice.

Keynote Remarks: Strategies for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity

  • William Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Panel: The Prevention Problem – and the Potential of Community Partnerships to Solve It

  • Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS, William K. Warren Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Pediatric Obesity Research, Chief of Academic General Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Adam B. Becker, Ph.D., MPH, Executive Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

  • Christina Economos, Ph.D., Professor and New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Thomas N. Robinson, MPH, Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor in Child Health; Director, Solutions Science Lab, Stanford University; Director, Center for Healthy Weight, Stanford Children’s Health

  • MODERATOR: Jamie Bussel, MPH, Senior Program Officer, Childhood Obesity Lead, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Conversation: Beyond the Status Quo: Toward a New Prevention Paradigm

  • Thomas Baranowski, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine; Editor in Chief, Childhood Obesity

PLENARY SESSION IV: A FOCUS ON POLICY AND PATIENTS

Panel: Turning the Tide in an Obesogenic Food Environment: The Role of the Food Industry

Thought leaders in food policy discuss the role and responsibilities of the food industry and ways that tax and regulatory policies – as well as the private sector – might contribute to solutions.

  • Hank Cardello, MBA, Director, Food Policy Center, Hudson Institute

  • Jennifer L. Harris, Ph.D., MBA, Director of Marketing Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor in Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut

  • Nancy E. Roman, President, CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

  • MODERATOR: Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Remarks: What’s a McDonald’s Doing in (Y)our Hospital?

  • Sanjiv Harpavat, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

Panel: In Their Own Words: What Patients and Parents Want Providers to Know

  • Patient and Family Participants

  • MODERATOR: Heidi Schwarzwald, M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Health Plan, Associate Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Panel: Policy Prescription: What Are the Next Steps?

A closing conversation summarizing what policymakers and medical experts should be prioritizing to improve the odds of success in this fight.

  • George Bray, M.D., MACP, MACE, Boyd Professor Emeritus, Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University

  • William Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

  • Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

  • MODERATOR: Dennis Bier, M.D., Director, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Please join us the evening before the summit for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking with speakers and other VIPs:

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central

Houston Marriott Medical Center

6580 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030

Sponsored by: EYP

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May
9
5:00 PM17:00

2nd Annual Youth Mental Health Art Showcase

  • 2101 Winter Street Houston, TX, 77007 United States (map)
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The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Youth Mental Health Art Showcase. The Showcase is a celebration and awareness event highlighting the importance of protecting youth mental health through the creative arts. Join us to see paintings, sculptures, collages, and more from PreK through 12th graders in the Greater Houston Area representing the theme "What My Feelings Look Like". The gallery will open with refreshments at 5:00 p.m., with an awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. Want to volunteer, donate prizes, or just learn more about the Showcase? Contact Natalie Fikac at nfikac@mhahouston.org. 

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May
3
11:30 AM11:30

The Hays Center - We Are Resilient Luncheon

EVENT FEATURING ALONZO MOURNING

The HAY Center, a program of Harris County Protective Services, is a one-stop center where current and former foster youth, ages 14-25, can acquire a variety of transition resources, services and support.   The HAY Center is contracted to deliver Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) services as well as training and employment opportunities through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).   Community volunteers and financial supporters provide time and capital for all HAY Center programming.

The HAY Center recognizes the unique needs of the more than 1600, current and former foster youth in our area who qualify for our services. The typical young person aging out of foster care in Houston will have been in the system for more than 5-and-a half years and will have moved more than 8 times to different foster homes, group facilities, shelters or residential treatment centers. These youth lack the traditional family and social supports to successfully transition to adulthood. The Center provides the supports necessary to promote a successful transition to adulthood.

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May
3
9:00 AM09:00

1st Annual Ascending to Men Youth Summit

The Ascending to Men (ATM) Project will commemorate its first season of servicing the minority male students in HISD by hosting the inaugural Youth Summit appropriately themed, “Change the Narrative of Our Story”. The ATM project strives to leverage community resources and mentorship to ensure that our minority male students from historically underserved demographics can enter the college, military, or career of their choice upon graduation from HISD.

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May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Webinar: Trauma Toolkit 2.0 Series (Part 4) Maximizing Safety and Identifying Trauma-Related Needs of Children and Families

TNOYS and Superior Health Plan are offering this webinar using material from the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network. This 5-part course offers skills necessary to work with children who have experienced traumatic events. The course explains the impact of and ways to deal with secondary traumatic stress. Safety is a unconditional priority, especially for traumatized children who may have conflicting perceptions of what is ‘safe.’ Those working in the child welfare system need to assess individual physical and psychological safety needs to provide the best care options. Click here to register (please register separately for each webinar in the series; you can choose which one or ones you’d like to attend).

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May
1
8:00 AM08:00

Why Teens Kill-Training by Phil Chalmers

Come experience training like none other you've ever attended.

Training Topics Include: Teen Killers, School Shooters, Mass Murderers, Serial Killers-Causes, Warning Signs, Triggers and Prevention, School Safety and Proactive Measures, Youth Culture and Current Trends, Online Dangers and Violent Media.

Who Should Attend:

Law Enforcement of All Divisions, School Administrators and Teacher's, Counselors and Social Workers, Probation and Parole, Prosecuting Attorneys, Judges and Court Personnel, Medical and Emergency Support Workers.

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May
1
8:00 AM08:00

Why Teens Kill-Training by Phil Chalmers

Come experience training like none other you've ever attended.

Training Topics Include: Teen Killers, School Shooters, Mass Murderers, Serial Killers-Causes, Warning Signs, Triggers and Prevention, School Safety and Proactive Measures, Youth Culture and Current Trends, Online Dangers and Violent Media.

Who Should Attend:

Law Enforcement of All Divisions, School Administrators and Teacher's, Counselors and Social Workers, Probation and Parole, Prosecuting Attorneys, Judges and Court Personnel, Medical and Emergency Support Workers.

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Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

We Are Girls Conference Houston 2019

The We Are Girls Conference, produced by Girls Empowerment Network (GIRLS), are annually held in Austin, Houston and Dallas and are designed especially for 3rd – 8th grade girls and the adults who care about them.  With dynamic break-out sessions and featured speakers, girls get to be totally in charge of their day.  They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a stronger belief in their personal power. The 2018-2019 conference theme is “Ignite Her Power.” 

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Apr
28
11:45 PM23:45

2019 Summer High School Art Intensive - Mentoring Alum

About the Summer High School Studio Art Intensive

This four-week summer program is a rigorous, in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a variety of mediums, beginning with drawing and painting and expanding to less traditional forms. Led by established local and national artists and educators, projects will go beyond techniques traditionally taught in high school art classes, teaching students practical skills necessary to develop as artists. In addition to studio classes, guest speakers (practicing artists, curators, and arts administrators) will meet with participants throughout the program to share stories and provide insight into the art world.  Participants will also spend two days visiting various art spaces and cultural institutions around Houston, gaining insight into the local arts climate in Houston. The program will conclude with a final exhibition and celebration of the work produced for friends, family, and instructors. Each participant will receive an individual portfolio session to help prepare for portfolio reviews when applying to colleges and art schools. This program is limited to 16 students. Participants must be able to commit for the full duration of the program.

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Troubled Movement - THIRD Annual Spring Into the Future Fundraising Gala

Our Annual Fundraising Gala is an event planned by a newly founded Houston-based 501(c)(3) non-profit to inform the community what our organization, The Troubled Movement, Inc. has planned for teens and young adults around the world and raise money for our programs and upcoming events.

Did you know?
 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18 and 34% are abused by a family member.
 Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teenagers age 12-18. 20% of those are depressed.
 By age 23, up to 41 percent of American adolescents and young adults have been arrested at least once for something other than a minor traffic violation.

The Troubled Movement is here to help the teens and young adults suffering from the troubled stage they feel like they can’t escape. As a survivor of sexual assault, depression, and a fatherless teenage life, I know firsthand how difficult it is to reach out to your family, friends, or the community. The fear of embarrassment and judgement overwhelms teenagers and causes them to suffer in silence. We are here to say, “Stop the violence. Release the silence.” This year we will have a special award ceremony for the winners of our 2018 Dennis Stoot Scholarship. Dinner will be served. Silent auctions and raffles will take place. There will be a videographer and photographer for memorable moments. Most of all there will be a chance for the community of Houston and surrounding areas to come together and do something positive for our youth. Youth Vendor opportunities also available. We want our attendees to leave this gala filled with assurance that this movement will impact teens and young adults around the world.

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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Houston Area Partners for Youth April Meeting

This meeting of Houston Area Partners for Youth, TNOYS’ Houston-area policy work group, is open to any parties who are interested in hearing from our expert speakers and engaging in TNOYS’ policy efforts on behalf of Houston’s youth. Each meeting will include a presentation and roundtable discussion on topics such as the juvenile justice system, the challenges older youth face when they enter foster care, opportunities to support foster parents, and working with youth and young adults who have trauma. Specific guest speakers will be announced closer to the meeting date. Registration is not required to attend.

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Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Schools and Communities Working Together to Increase Identification of Students in Homeless Situations

Schools may not always identify students as homeless who are living in doubled-up and substandard housing situations.  As a result, these students may lose access to many rights and services.  In this session, participants will receive tools to help them recognize homelessness when it is not obvious. Service providers and school personnel will work together to develop streamlined systems to ensure that homeless students are accurately and promptly identified and referred for services. This free event is part of our Safety Nets for Students and Families initiative. Registration is open to all and a networking lunch is offered from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CEUs available. RSVP here.

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Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day with Big City Gardener!

In honor of Earth Day, TWST4Girls will expose our youth to the world of conservation and the importance of sustainable living!

We welcome “Big City Gardener” Timothy Hammond to teach our TWST Kids how to plant their very own garden! We will exercise our green thumb while planting fruits, vegetables, learning about soil, environment and gardening tools!

Big City Gardener

Timothy has a double major in Finance and Economics from the University of Houston. After being part of multiple successful business ventures, the entrepreneur decided to do something completely different; follow his passion for gardening.

The urban farmer has joined the City of Houston’s Youth Violence Prevention Coalition with the Houston Health department. As a Sub Committee leader he looks to use his gardening knowledge to help find ways to provide the youth opportunities through urban agriculture.

Timothy volunteers his time, knowledge and farm space to spread the importance of knowing and understanding where your produce comes from and self sufficiency.

https://www.bigcitygardener.com/

By the end of this workshop, our girls will have a starter garden, as well as the knowledge, tools and skills to create their very own garden at their homes and in their communities!

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Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Strengthening School and Community Collaboration

This networking session builds new collaborations and strengthens existing collaborations between school districts and community service providers. Participants will leave the session with at least one new or enhanced collaborative activity.  This free training and consultation event is designed for homeless education liaisons, school social workers, Communities in Schools staff, and community/faith-based social services providers and is part of our Safety Nets for Students and Families initiative. Registration is open to all and a networking lunch is offered from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CEUs available. RSVP here.

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Schools and Communities Working Together to Increase Identification of Students in Homeless Situations

Schools may not always identify students as homeless who are living in doubled-up and substandard housing situations.  As a result, these students may lose access to many rights and services.  In this session, participants will receive tools to help them recognize homelessness when it is not obvious. Service providers and school personnel will work together to develop streamlined systems to ensure that homeless students are accurately and promptly identified and referred for services. This free event is part of our Safety Nets for Students and Families initiative. Registration is open to all and a networking lunch is offered from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CEUs available. RSVP here.

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Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

4th Annual B.E.A.U.T.Y Mentoring Royal Tea

The 4th Annual B.E.A.U.T.Y Mentoring Royal Tea event will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at The Junior League of Houston, Inc. at 3:00 p.m.

We will be honoring Tracy Faulkner, Kimberly Harris, and Power Couple Terry and Joycelyn Williams for their exceptional mentoring efforts and leadership. You will also hear from three of our mentees who will provide their enriching experience with B.E.A.U.T.Y Mentoring.

Mia Gradney, Emmy award-winning journalist and evening anchor at KHOU will be the Mistress of Ceremony. The Royal Tea is our signature fundraiser which provides, funding and resources for our programs and outreach activities. By purchasing a table, tickets, or making a donation, you will play an essential role in ensuring the success of this event and the continued expansion of our work.

This event will be a day of connecting, inspiring, and collaborating! We hope you will join us!

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Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

April Mechanics! - Basic Car Mechanics for Girls

TWST4Girls presents:

a life skill that ALL young ladies and women “ought” to know…BASIC MECHANICS! How many times, have you blown a tire and had to WAIT for a hero to come save you from the side of the road? Well, after this course, waiting on a mechanical savior will be merely an option!

TWST partners with Dixon Motors to teach our girls basic mechanics and financial literacy.

Purchasing and Financing

Basic Mechanics
-Indicator Lights and their meanings
-Checking Tire Pressure
-Changing and fixing a flat tire
-Charging the battery properly
-If your car won’t start, how to discover the problem on your own
-Checking the oil levels
-Replacing windshield fluid
-Preventing costly repair costs

Financing
-Simple measures that will make MAJOR differences in wealth
-Money management
-The car buying process
-Dissecting auto financing
-How to identify and avoid financing pitfalls

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