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The Texans and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston work together to help youth in our community reach their full potential. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and the Texans execute programs and events that encourage academic success, healthy living and good character.
Houston Texans Teen Club
In 2021, the Texans and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Houston Texans Teen Club with a holiday party featuring Texans players, TORO and Cheerleaders. At the fifth anniversary party for the Houston Texans Teen Club, Texans President Greg Grissom announced a donation of $450,000 to continue our support of the Houston Texans Teen Club over the next three years.
Chevron Market Pantry
The Chevron Market Pantry at the Houston Texans Teen Club is a volunteer effort led by teens to support families in the local community who are affected by food insecurity. This past year, the Chevron Market Pantry held 12 food distributions, parceling out over 1,200 pallets of food and serving more than 3,000 households. Chevron and the Texans provide $30,000 annually in support of the Chevron Market Pantry and also assist with providing volunteers, reusable grocery bags, holiday gifts and more.
CDW College & Career Playbook
The CDW College & Career Center at the Teen Club provides a quiet space for members to access computers, do schoolwork, work on their résumés and apply for programs, jobs and scholarships. CDW hosts the annual Careers in Technology Day at the Houston Texans Teen Club, which features panel discussions with Texans representatives and C-Level technology executives and gives teens the chance to learn about opportunities in the industry. CDW and the Texans donate $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs and provide printers, computers, software and additional hardware valued at over $7,500 to support the growth and educational development of members of the Teen Club.
The Texans hosted an outdoor holiday party for 30 members of the Houston Texans Teen Club with TORO, Cheerleaders, a food truck, a DJ, an outdoor viewing of Home Alone and more. At the end of the event, to help the teens achieve their educational goals, every member was surprised with a tablet to utilize during virtual learning.
Teen Club Graduation Celebration
In May, the Texans hosted a graduation party for members of the Teen Club. Teens were celebrated by players, TORO and Cheerleaders. All graduates received gifts to help get them ready for the next phase of their lives and the top three volunteers from the Chevron Market Pantry were recognized with custom jerseys and other prizes.
Rookie Class Combine
Texans rookies hosted a virtual mentoring session and brand-building combine with members of the Houston Texans Teen Club as they prepared for the Youth of the Year competition presented by Chevron. Rookies, including DL Ross Blacklock and DB John Reid, spoke with the teens to help them discover and develop their strengths and swapped stories about their backgrounds, education and goals.
Youth of the Year Presented by Chevron
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Youth of the Year program honors inspiring teens and their journeys. The winners are selected based on leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle. Through club competitions, teens are selected to compete at the club, city, state and national levels for the chance to win college scholarships. This spring, Texans staff served as judges for the Houston Texans Teen Club Youth of the Year competition. The Houston Texans Teen Club Youth of the Year top three winners were Reggie, Char'Dette and Casey.
Cigna Health & Wellness Space
Cigna and the Texans combined to host the Cigna Just Flow yoga event with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston – Harvard Club and Houston Texans Teen Club. At the Just Flow yoga event, Boys & Girls Clubs members did yoga with TORO and Cheerleaders and received health equipment and yoga mats as part of Cigna's support of the Health & Wellness Space at the Houston Texans Teen Club.