RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

Eight Million Stories

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.

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cafecollege Houston

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.

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DiscoverU

DiscoverU focuses its efforts on one mission: to provide resources and learning experiences that broaden the worldview of economically disadvantaged youth, while equipping them with the attitudes and skills to become advocates for their own success.

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Genesys Works

GW’s mission is to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.

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Momentum Education

Momentum Education is an educational non-profit focused on helping students get to and through post-secondary education and ultimately into the workforce by offering mentorship, scholarships, Career Exploration events, feedback on essays and resumes, and more.

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Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council

Interested in learning more about the building and construction trades? Visit the site to learn about training opportunities and apprenticeship programs.

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Houston Parks and Recreation

With 60 community centers and one multi-service center dedicated to adaptive recreation, there are many different opportunities available via the Houston Parks and Recreation Department for you.

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Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library has books, but did you know that it also provides a wide array of learning opportunities and resources? From homework help to classes and events, find it at your local public library.

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IBEW Local 716

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 716 has achieved the highest level of productivity rating based on the National Electrical Contractors Association review. Our members take great pride in finishing your job on-time and on-budget…EVERY TIME.

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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

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.

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LinkedIn

Resources to let students know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help them get started.

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Houston Financial Empowerment Center

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.

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Out 2 Learn

Discover a wide range of afterschool and summer programs for youth all over greater Houston through Out 2 Learn.

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Petrochem Works

Discover the path to your dream job in the petrochemical industry. Start earning a higher salary with only two years of training.

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SER Jobs for Progress

SER exists to help individuals from low-income communities to transform their lives through education, training, employment, and financial empowerment services.

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SteelToePro

Learn more about professional craft careers and training, create your network, and connect to Houston’s largest employers.

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Student Conservation Association

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.

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Child Friendly Cities Initiative

The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) is a UNICEF-led initiative that supports municipal governments in realizing the rights of children at the local level using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as its foundation.

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Texas Internship Challenge

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.

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United Way of Greater Houston

The United Way of Greater Houston provides life-saving services to meet our neighbors’ most basic needs, like food and shelter, in times of crises. It also offers programs to create a pathway to self-sufficiency and success for our community.

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UpSkill Houston

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.

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Workforce Solutions

The Houston-Galveston Area is full of opportunities. Leverage Workforce Solutions’ extensive knowledge of the local labor market to access the talent, employment opportunities and resources needed to compete in today’s economy.

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Go Healthy Houston

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.

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