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  • Sat., Jun. 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT First Down Dads Field Day

    Treat yourself to a morning of football drills and fun just for dads and kids!

    $25 per person - food included!

    Special guests include a Houston Texans player, cheerleaders and ambassadors!

    Click here and Sign up today!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) and the Texans strive to help youth in our area reach their full potential. Throughout our partnership, we have worked together to support this goal and inspire positive change. In 2016, the Texans and the BGCGH partnered to open the Houston Texans Teen Club (HTTC) for youth ages 14 to 18, the first teen-specific Boys & Girls Club in Houston and the first stand-alone teen club in the country to be named for an NFL team. Through our partnership with the BGCGH, the Texans support programs in character development, college and career planning, and leadership, helping youth gain the skills necessary to successfully transition to adulthood.

In February 2016, the Foundation announced a  $750,000  gift to the BGCGH to create the Houston Texans Teen Club. The new Texans-themed space opened in November 2016 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by executives, Cheerleaders, players, and staff.

The club includes a college and career center, Carnival’s Endzone game room, a wellness room, a café, and the Houston Food Bank Market Pantry, a food pantry space managed by the teens. 

Safety Corey Moore and cornerback Robert Nelson Jr. hosted 50 Houston Texans Teen Club members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston for a holiday party at Main Event. TORO and Cheerleaders joined in on the fun-filled night of arcade games, laser tag, bowling, billiards, and more. Each teen received holiday gifts donated by the Texans at the conclusion of the event. 

The 2016 rookie class, including wide receiver Will Fuller, nose tackle D.J. Reader, and center Nick Martin, treated 14 kids from the Houston Texans YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs to a holiday shopping spree at a local Academy Sports + Outdoors. Whataburger provided breakfast, and Academy donated a $200 gift card to each child. At the end of the shopping spree, each child was surprised with a new bike and helmet. 

The Texans are strong supporters of the BGCGH’s character-development programs S.M.A.R.T. Girls and Passport to Manhood. Each semester, more than 500 teenagers in Boys & Girls Clubs across the city meet weekly to complete classes on topics such as childhood obesity, health and fitness, and relationships. Texans staff, nutritionists, Ambassadors, players, and Cheerleaders visit classes to help motivate the teens and provide them with a comfortable space in which to discuss issues. 

The Texans hosted a pep rally at the Havard Boys & Girls Club to help get kids excited for the Texans playoff game in January. HHTC members helped younger club members write good-luck letters to players, make cheer signs, create noisemakers, and more. Ambassador J.J. Moses, Cheerleaders, and TORO led a high-energy pep rally in the gym that featured a touchdown-dance contest and performances by the Cheerleaders.

The Boys & Girls Clubs, the Houston Food Bank, the Texans, and Carnival Cruise Line collaborated to create a community service program at the new HTTC. The Voyage to Tackle Hunger program helps teach teens the importance of giving back. Each month, the teens earn service hours by managing the Houston Food Bank Market Pantry, which is filling the needs of underserved residents in the area. Teens also volunteer at events in the Havard Boys & Girls Club next door, earning additional volunteer hours. The teen member with the most hours at the end of each school year was Ayden, who was awarded an all-expenses-paid family cruise courtesy of Carnival. 

The Texans celebrated the high school graduation of members of the HTTC in May. The celebration included safety Corey Moore, Ambassador J.J. Moses, Cheerleaders, and officials from the BGCGH and the Texans. All graduating seniors received a certificate of recognition and gifts.