Did you know that this summer, all Houston youth ages 16-24 have access to FREE 1:1 financial counseling sessions? Meeting with a certified financial counselor allows you to get undivided attention to all your financial questions. Your counselor can help you create a budget, open a bank account, and save you money so you get the most out of your paycheck.
cafécollege Houston offers free guidance, in English & Spanish, to Houstonians preparing for, applying to and enrolling in a college or university, finding financial aid, and completing their college and career plans. cafécollege Houston is dedicated to providing college access and career information, resources, and opportunities to help provide direction in navigating the college and career process.
Interested in learning more about the building and construction trades? Visit the site to learn about training opportunities and apprenticeship programs.
JA of Southeast Texas’s volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.
The Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs) provide one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents. An initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities and with support from the national nonprofit organizations, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Regions Bank.
The Student Conservation Association’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land through service opportunities, outdoor skills, and leadership training.
The Texas Internship Challenge is a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and The Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), who challenge employers to offer paid internships and make it easy for students to search and apply for them.
UpSkill Houston seeks to increase the number of Houstonians trained with mid-level skills for rewarding careers in seven sectors critical to the region’s economy: 1) petrochemical manufacturing, 2) industrial and commercial construction, 3) healthcare, 4) port, maritime, logistics, 5) utilities, 6) advanced manufacturing, and 7) oil & gas.
Go Healthy Houston strives to improve the health of all Houstonians through increasing access to healthy foods, promoting physical activity, and advocating for tobacco-free places. Visit the Go Healthy Houston website to learn more about resources and programs to participate in every month.
Eight Million Stories, Inc. (8MS) transforms the lives of disconnected youth (16-21 yrs old) through education, skills training, employment, and authentic relationships. Programming at 8MS is grounded in building skills for college, employment, and social-emotional support. As an intentionally small but mighty community-based program, 8MS creates personalized plans and offers one-to-one support for each student to fuel their personal and academic growth.