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Join Mattress Mack and staff at a FREE backpack giveaway. This is a family event with music, games, bounce houses and more! In order to receive a backpack registration is required.
When: Saturday July 23rd
Time: 9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Where: 6006 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77076

The Annual CSBH School Mental Health Conference will be held on August 20, 2022 at the Region 4 Education Center. This is a full-day professional development opportunity with some of the most innovative approaches around education and mental health for participants.

The Center’s School Behavioral Health Conference focuses on behavioral health interventions and outcomes for children in school settings to advance the knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy.

Conference topics include: Educational equity, family engagement, successful community partnerships, and trauma-informed practices.

When: Saturday August 20th
Where: Region 4 Education Center
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, TX 77092


The Making After-School Cool Podcast is an essential part of the CASE for Kids push to increase the awareness of resources that improve quality in the after-school and out-of-school time field.

Join Mike Wilson and field experts as they discuss best practices, the growth mindset, project-based learning, social emotional learning, restorative practices and student engagement all with after-school providers in mind.

Check out the latest episodes below:

In celebration of the Mental Health Awareness month and the conclusion of the school year, the Mayor’s Office of Education and Serenity Place, LLC. would like to invite you to a Mindfulness and Self-Care Virtual Training on Thursday, May 26th 1pm-3pm (see flyer attached). Topics covered during the training include:Understand Mindfulness and Self-CareIdentify Compassion FatigueIdentify Compassion SatisfactionParticipate in Mindfulness activitiesHow to incorporate self-care and mindfulness in your work life balance
Interested participants must
If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email laura.cuellar@houstontx.gov

Training will be webinar style and has limited capacity of participants however please register ASAP to guarantee you receive a zoom link before training. The training is open to: – Educators/Counselors/Teachers/School Administrators- Parents- Service Providers- Community Members (18+ years old).

The Mayor’s Office of Education would like to invite you to the Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) Community Info Sessions. The CFCI in Houston is a strong community effort by youth, parents, service providers and city leaders and we are excited to share the work that has been done so far, what we hope to accomplish in the coming months, and how you can support the efforts.

The sessions will provide an update of the City of Houston progress in the CFCI process and will present the upcoming CFCI Action Plan. During the sessions you will have an opportunity to give your feedback on the next steps of the initiative and how together we can make Houston a more child-friendly city. Read more about the sessions and the individual topics covered below:

  • Action Plan on  Thursday April 28th 3:30pm – 5pm – Preview the roadmap that explains and visualizes how will the City of Houston and its partners will work to address some of the challenges faced by Houston’s youth that are represented in the data collected via the CFCI Process.

 Click to RSVP

YTL invites all high school age teens to join us for Career Labs! This career readiness event will connect young people to positive adult mentors working in both traditional and non-traditional career fields. Our goal is for teens to leave Career Labs with a stronger network of supportive adults, a positive sense of self and with greater confidence in knowing they can achieve success in any area of life.

The day will include lunch and teens will receive service hours! Please share the below invite and link to RSVP with those high school youth in your service area and circle of influence.

Date: April 30
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Trotter Family YMCA – Youth Development Building
*Open to high school teens only

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Mayor Sylvester Turner invites Houstonians to join him at his annual Family Day featuring music, baseball, games and food.

The 14th Family Day will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Sylvester Turner Park, and the event is free.

Family Day features three stages with music and other entertainment. J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds, Carver High School Performing Arts Students, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Operation Get Fit and more will perform throughout the afternoon.

There will be inflatable games, a rock wall to climb, train rides for the little kids, face painting, a senior tent will provide a place to gather for our seniors and the Houston Zoo’s ZooMobile will bring some animals to meet.

When: Saturday 4/9/2022
Time: 2pm- 6pm
Where: Sylvester Turner Park
             2800 West Little York 

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Join the Houston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for story-time events (ages 0-5), book discussions for adults, and view the commissioned portraits. 

The MFAH is hosting the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Obama Portraits from April 3rd through May 30th.