NFL Youth Education Towns are education and recreation centers constructed in Super Bowl host cities that serve as a lasting legacy of each game. With each Super Bowl, the NFL donates a $1 million Legacy Grant towards the development of Youth Education Towns in an underserved community in that city. In addition, NFL Charities invests up to $500,000 annually in programming grants and technical support resources for the centers.
There are two Youth Education Towns in Houston that provide educational programs, access to physical fitness and personal development programs, recreation opportunities, technology and many other resources for Boys & Girls Clubs members. Approximately 200 kids participate in programming daily at each Houston facility.
Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood
The Texans are proud sponsors of the Boys & Girls Clubs character development programs SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood. SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Girls is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.
Passport to Manhood is designed to help young adolescent males make wise decisions and increase their levels of personal responsibility in regard to those decisions. Individuals from the Texans organization provide interactive lessons and positive role model examples.