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The Houston Texans and Reliant have teamed up with Houston Independent School District to encourage perfect attendance. Students are encouraged to LOG-IN, LEARN, LEAD AND SUCCEED every day, whether in person or virtual learning.
The Texans Stats Challenge, presented by Schlumberger, is an interactive math program that gives sixth grade students the opportunity to improve their math skills through the game of football. During the 2019-2020 school year, 700 teachers throughout the region took part in the program and, for the first time, the program was made accessible to Parents for At Home Learning. Join the Challenge today!
The Houston Texans are proud to partner with Kroger and the Houston Food Bank to tackle hunger. Huddle Against Hunger presented by Kroger is a free downloadable curriculum designed to create empathy and understanding around hunger in elementary, middle and high school students.
TORO's Math Drills is an educational video series designed to help third and fourth graders tackle math through fun football examples. Created in partnership with the United Way of Greater Houston, TORO's Math Drills covers subjects like fractions, multiplication and division, place value, and money. TORO visited Alexander Elementary to bring the program to life. In 2018, more than 1,650 teachers and 105,000 students across 13 states took part in the program.
The Houston Texans and Texas Children's Hospital present Get Fit with TORO! The program emphasizes full body health through building muscular strength, flexibility, cardiovascular health and proper nutrition. This program has gone virtual for the 2020-21 school year so you can watch the program any time at home or in the classroom!
TORO Takes the BULL Out of Bullying is an educational program to teach elementary students how to recognize different types of bullying and prevent bullying from happening at their school. This program has gone virtual for the 2020-21 school year so you can watch the program any time at home or in the classroom!
Stars in the Classroom
Each year, we team up with First Community Credit Union to help students thank ten exceptional Houston area teachers (Elementary through High School). From now through October 31st each year, students can nominate teachers who've made an impact on them to show their appreciation for all they do in the classroom.
Winning teachers receive:
A virtual visit from a Houston Texans player
A commemorative, custom game ball
A Stars in the Classroom Tote Bag, Tumbler and Yard Sign
$500 donation to your school district in honor of the winning teacher
$100 Gift Card compliments of Uber Eats
$200 Gift Card compliments of H-E-B
Students: If your teacher wins, so do you! When you nominate a winning teacher, we'll give you a football autographed by a Houston Texans player.
Each year, Reliant teams up with the Texans to award scholarships to Houston-area high school student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom. This year, eight student-athletes received $5,000 each, totaling $40,000 in scholarships. Since 2006, 96 scholarships totaling $480,000 have been awarded.
2018 Scholarships for Champions winners were: Yaa'Ann Agyeman-Yeboah, Glenda Dawson High School; Pascaline Chuma, Wisdom High School; Jared Clark, Bellaire High School; Chad Graham, St. Pius X High School; Chanelle Houston, Aldine Eisenhower High School; Jesus Iniguez, Stafford High School; Haley Samuelsen, Langham Creek High School; and Jason Williams, Angleton High School.
YES Prep Public Schools received a $100,000 grant from the Texans, the NFL, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant Program. The gift enabled YES Prep to renovate its youth sports field for use by students and the surrounding community. The YES Prep cheerleaders and dance team performed at a ceremony opening the new field, and the football team helped cut the ribbon. The grant was the 11th awarded in Houston, totaling more than $1.1 million.
Does your school need new equipment for P.E., sports, or after-school programs? Your school can apply now to receive a PLAY 60 grant from the Houston Texans and Texas Children's Hospital! Up to $20,000 in grants will be awarded. The deadline to apply is December 13.
Schools can enter to win a Gatorade Junior Training Camp at their school by posting pictures on social media of their classrooms showing their best "Texans Spirit" using the hashtag #TexansFriday. Schools can enter every Friday before a Houston Texans regular season game to automatically be registered to win! Gatorade Junior Training Camps consist of fun football drills that everyone can do! The Texans bring the fun and you bring your students!
EVERFI's 306 - African-American History curriculum informs and inspires today's students through history's most important stories of African-American women and men who have overcome obstacles through grit, strength, creativity, and intellect. Using important primary texts and compelling vignettes, this digital African American history course introduces students to African-American history in science, academia, music, and the arts, and communicates this history in a way that builds shared values and inspires today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders.
The NFL, in partnership with United Way Worldwide, is providing free access to digital learning tools for middle and high school students: Character Playbook: Healthy Relationships & Character Playbook: Mental Wellness Basics. The two programs help teach youth how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships and to help parents and educators foster mental wellness in high school students.