Parents & Caregivers
OCA-Greater Houston and Mi Familia Vota – Education Fund are partnering together to host the 2023 Youth Advocacy Summit. The mission of this annual youth leadership program is to educate and empower over 100 Houston-area high schools to become community advocates. This is done by learning about issues through experts, developing leadership and organizing skills, and meeting with elected officials at every level of government. Our theme for this year’s Youth Advocacy Summit is “Seeds of Change,” to represent both the beauty and the unique challenges of coming from diverse backgrounds. The seeds our parents have planted grow into emerging leaders, aspiring advocates, inspired organizers that break cycles and use generational wisdom to build a better future. 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 Texas Capitol, and represent their community in a variety of actions through participation in the school year program.
Register Here: 2023 Houston Youth Advocacy Summit (everyaction.com)
You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-with-a-purpose-tickets-598145408017
From June 1 – August 31, 2023, K-12 and college students with a valid, active discounted METRO Q® Fare Card ride free on the following services:
- Local bus
- Park & Ride
- METRO curb2curb
Students may apply in person at a RideStore or provide supporting documents to submit an application online at the METRO Online RideStore.
Learn more: Students Ride Free | 2023 Summer of Fun | METRO | Houston, Texas (ridemetro.org)
Every year Shipt invests in organizations and nonprofits that are innovating to advance economic mobility, address food insecurity, and support communities in need.
Shipt’s purpose is to “spark the connections that show why every person counts”. We focus on high-impact initiatives dedicated to meeting the many needs of our communities. As such, we invite interested organizations across the U.S. to apply for grants ranging from $1,000-$25,000.
For this cycle, Shipt is prioritizing applications that serve the following markets: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; and New York City, NY. However, applications serving other markets will still be considered.
APPLY HERE: 2023 Shipt Community Impact & Innovation Grant Application (typeform.com)
Resources for Parents & Caregivers
- CA4Y Free Mental Health Services
- HCC Northeast Community Day Open House
- Big Brother Big Sister Summer Street Party
- Hire Houston Youth: Job and Resource Fair 2023
- Youth Advocacy Summit: Seeds of Change
- Painting with a Purpose hosted by Today’s Youth
- Collective Action for Youth (CA4Y) “Day of Play”
- METRO Student Summer Fare
- Shipt Community Impact & Innovation Grant Application