The Houston Texans took part in their character development program S.M.A.R.T. Girls and Passport to Manhood at the Boys & Girls Club at Finnigan Park on Thursday.
Texans Ambassador Rico McDonald spoke to the Passport to Manhood participants about healthy relationships, respecting women, and taking personal responsibility for their actions. Lady Texan Hannah McNair addressed S.M.A.R.T. Girls on self-esteem, creating boundaries, building self-confidence, the importance of good character and of being kind and caring to others.
Hannah McNair & Rico McDonald took part in their character development program S.M.A.R.T. Girls and Passport to Manhood at the Boys & Girls Club.
The group participated in an activity where they wrote down the character traits, both positive and negative, that make them who they are. Each presented their character trait worksheets to the class, including Hannah.
Thirty kids ranging in age from nine to 14 enjoyed an ice cream party following the discussion.
Teens involved in the S.M.A.R.T. & Passport programs meet weekly, working toward a graduation ceremony hosted by the Texans. This program is part of the ongoing efforts of the Texans and the Texans Foundation to be Champions for Youth and to emphasize the importance to kids of treating others with respect, having self-respect and overall character development.