Educational Resources 

The most wonderful time of the year is here and so is the most interactive light display in Texas! Galaxy Lights is coming to town tomorrow night, and this Space City tradition is ready to make spirits bright all through the holiday season.

Galaxy Lights will be closed Nov. 24, Dec. 8, 24 and 25.

Click here for more information and tickets.


Back by popular demand for 2022, Houston Botanic Garden presents BotaniCamp, a plant-centric nature camp for K-5 students. The sensory and inquiry-driven curriculum will present many opportunities to go beyond just observation.

Summer BotaniCamp 2022
Monday-Friday, May 30-August 12
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(drop-off from 8-9 a.m.)
$225/child per week
(Garden members save $25 per child per week)

Add Gardening & Nature mini-camp, available 2-5 p.m., for $115/child per week (Garden members save $30 per child per week).

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For more information, email

The Educator in Motion program is a FREE school and community outreach program that provides educational programming on the Holocaust, Genocide, Social Justice, and Active Citizenship in school and community settings. 

The EIM program sends a visiting museum educator to your site to deliver interactive lessons that incorporate social studies, language arts, and fine arts concepts to support student engagement, enhance content knowledge and comprehension, and promote the development of individual and civic responsibility. 

EIM programs are available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH and include all of the materials at NO COST to the students, schools, or organizations. EIM services are FREE for schools and community groups within the Greater Houston region and virtual site visits are available FREE OF CHARGE for those outside of our service area.

Contact the Holocaust Museum for more information. 

BIPOC Arts Network and Fund, or BANF, was created to provide resources and networks that support the vibrant Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and other communities of color of Greater Houston in fully displaying their power, values and traditions. Its goals are achieved through grant funding, advocacy, and community-building networking initiatives that revolutionize the local funding landscape, break down silos within the arts ecosystem, and welcome everyone to support and learn from BIPOC arts communities.

BANF is an independent initiative funded by the generous contributions of national and local foundations, including Houston Endowment, the Ford Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Cullen Foundation, Kinder Foundation and The Powell Foundation.

BIPOC Arts Network and Fund Invites Applications from Houston-Area Organizations to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, due Oct. 22, 2021.

Eligibility: Applicants must be BIPOC-founded and led nonprofit organizations with arts and cultural programming, or fiscally-sponsored artist collectives who have a proven track record of work that benefits BIPOC communities.

You can find for more information here

Boss Up! Career Exploration 2021 – Join Y Teen L.I.F.E. in partnership with YMCA Dallas Achievers in learning how to #BOSSUP. This Virtual Career Day is all about entrepreneurship, we have some amazing entrepreneurs that will share their business journey and key tips on teens can be their own boss!


FAFSA Roadshow – CLASS OF 2022 THIS IS FOR YOU! October is FAFSA month and YTL is hitting the road with our FAFSA Roadshows. We invite graduating seniors along with their parent/guardian to join us at a FAFSA Completion Event. Applying early is key, schools distribute student aid funds on a first-come, first-serve basis in order of when students complete the financial aid applications.

RSVP for a Roadshow location and submit early! Due to COVID guidelines space is limited. Register today:

The Mayor’s Back to School Fest Presented by Shell is designed to help economically disadvantaged Houston-area elementary school students and their families as they prepare to return to school. 

This year’s event will be a drive-through distribution, at NRG Park Yellow Lot. In addition to providing 25,000 filled backpacks, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to provide food to the families of these students, free of charge.

Harris County Public Health will also be onsite to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 12+.

When: Saturday 8/14/2021
Time: 8am- 4pm
Where: NRG Park Yellow Lot. Entrance will be on Main Street between Murworth Drive and McNee Road, Gate 16. 
Register for event. 

The Back to School MEGA FEST is hosted by Houston Community College, State Representative for District 27th, Ron Reynolds, and founder, R.J. Baptiste. The festival will feature free:

  • School Supplies
  • Haircuts & Hairstyles  
  • Athletic Physical Vouchers
  • PPE Backpacks
  • Personal Hygiene Supplies
  • Children Immunizations

Attendees will enjoy music, face painting, moonwalk activities, free COVID -19 testing, free food distribution, and raffle prizes!

First come, first serve while supplies last. Social and Physical distancing requirements will be observed. Children must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. 
All attendees must wear a mask. 

When: Friday 8/13/2021
Time: 5pm- 8pm
Where: HCC: 10041 Cash Road Stafford, TX 77477
Register for the event.