CA4Y is now accepting proposals from both individuals and organizations. Grant awards for organizations will be capped at $35,000 and awards for individuals will be capped at $10,000. Entrepreneurship projects should be aimed to help youth and young adults plan, start and/or sustain a revenue generating business. The goal is that the small business will generate revenue (either by creating a product or enabling youth to deliver fee-based services). The small business must embody social justice tenets and serve the community in some capacity. 

For full details including how to apply, click here

Join us for a literacy pop-up hosted by The Houston East End Chamber and Comerica Bank, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Gulfgate Center Mall Parking Lot, between H-E-B and Doneraki

Bring the entire family, get a book, and learn about financial literacy! You will enjoy visiting with all our exhibitors!

When: Saturday April 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 520 Gulfgate Center Mall, Houston Tx 77087
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Join us as we celebrate El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)! Enjoy storytimes, games, crafts and much more! 

“Día” emphasizes the importance of literacy and reading fun for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds, encourage family reading and increased understanding of other cultures. 

As an added bonus Jessica and Parker Curry, authors of Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment will join us for a conversation about the creation of this book.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.

When: Saturday April 30, 2022
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Entire Plaza – Houston Public Library Central
500 McKinney
Houston, Tx 77002

Explore College and Career Opportunities. Enjoy music, activities, information and many raffles including a BRAND NEW TOYOTA COROLLA AND LAPTOPS.

Admission is for Graduating High School Seniors only. Family and friends are welcome to attend but will not be entered into the raffles, etc. Pre-registration and in person attendance is required. This event is FREE to the community. Time & Location

Apr 30, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Moody Park, 3725 Fulton Houston, TX 77009

Do you need transportation to and from the event? METRO is offering FREE round-trip transportation.Click here for FREE pass

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Holá! Get ready for an enchanting adventure! You’ve seen the film, now get ready to meet the stars! Bruno and Mirabel are at the Children’s Museum Houston for one day only. Don’t miss your chance to meet them, and snap an Instagram-worthy photo during an Encanto-inspired event. Happening in the Alcove, from 10am-4pm.

Event is included in cost of admission and does not require a separate ticket.

When: Saturday May 7th
Time: 10am- 4pm
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Children with autism spectrum disorder and their families are invited to experience the Museum with dimmed lights, limited extra sounds, and no distracting motions during this private event. Extra signage is added to help visitors determine things not to climb on, and entrances between exhibits where it is good to stop and wait for an adult before continuing. Our Sensory Friendly Days offer a wonderful relief from extra stimuli. These exclusive events include the following modifications:

  • ‍Less crowded environment
  • Light and sound reduction
  • Extra visual safety signage
  • Designated quiet rooms

‍For more information click here

*Fresh Café is not open during this event. You may bring your own lunch and snacks. Registration is recommended for this event.

If you would like to bring a group of 15+, please contact: Lydia Dungus, Reservations Coordinator | (713)535-7238

REGISTER for in-person or virtual attendance.

Providing opportunities for young people to make decisions and choices during Out-of-School Time (OST) can significantly impact their development. National AfterSchool Association’s (NAA) new blog series–Choose Choices–is designed to help OST professionals identify and apply youth choice strategies as a part of their regular program practice. In the first blog, NAA’s Vice President, Heidi Ham, shares four reasons why it’s imperative to include youth choice in OST.

Follow to read the 4 reasons to include youth choice in OST. 

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. 

Changemakers is the youth component of the Quentin R. Mease Equity Innovation Center. This program is designed for young people who are ready to take their passion for social justice to the next level, while connecting and collaborating with other youth leaders in a safe and brave space around issues that matter to them. 

Changemaker Club meetings are held at various Y center locations.
Find out more today HERE!