The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston share a similar mission with the Houston Texans as we both strive to help youth in our region reach their full potential. Throughout our strategic partnership, we have worked together to support this goal and inspire positive change. The Texans support three major initiatives: S.M.A.R.T. Girls and Passport to Manhood character development programs and the Great Futures Dinner, the organization’s annual gala. We are also proud to create once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for Boys & Girls Clubs kids through experiences like VIP Training Camp access, the TACT ticket program, and more.
Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood
The Texans are proud sponsors of the Boys & Girls Clubs character development programs SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood. SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Girls is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.
Passport to Manhood is designed to help young adolescent males make wise decisions and increase their levels of personal responsibility in regard to those decisions. Individuals from the Texans organization provide interactive lessons and positive role model examples.
Great Futures Dinner
The Houston Texans are proud to be a sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club’s Great Futures Dinner. This event is the organization’s premier annual fundraiser which raises critical funds to support the overall mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs. All proceeds help support programs in the organization’s priority outcome areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character, and citizenship. These programs are administered in each of the 10 clubs in the Greater Houston Area, serving nearly 10,000 youth.
The Houston Texans are proud to support the Kids Café program through the Houston Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club. Kids Café is a Houston Food Bank program that feeds kids all over the city, mostly in after-school programs such as those at the Boys & Girls Club. Each day through this program, kids are served fresh, hot meals. Many of these kids would not otherwise receive evening meals at home, making them eligible for the program. Food is packaged and cooked by Food Bank volunteers and chefs and delivered to the after-school site all free of charge for the kids and after-school program. The Houston Texans make sure to visit the Kids Café locations at the Boys & Girls Club multiple times per year, both in the fall and spring, bringing a little Texans spirit to this special program.