WHY R&U Youth Collaboration Center? WHO will benefit?
Youth are looking for a safe place to go - with the crime rate soaring, homeless youth statistics on the rise and lack of mentors we want to be there for the youth.
> Click here for CRIME RATE in ALIEF TX https://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Alief-Houston/6271/crime/
WHAT is the Expected Outcome?
Kids off the streets – finding a “safe place”.
Relationship building & skills development & character building.
Activating the youth to reach out to others.
Custom and hand made: re-purposed items, jewelry, re-fashioned clothing, etc.) and learn to ‘sell’ them on-line via already established local on-line stores.
Mentors will teach the youth how to do this, how to re-invest in support of financial responsibility, accountability and basic understanding of investments. (Not “handing a fish” or “teaching to fish” but eventually “buying the pond” - edited from famous adage”)
Modeling, training and mentoring how to manage finances
Educating the community to OPEN their homes and hearts to needy youth
Involving local community: churches, education services and families to get involved and synergize to fill this local need
Expansion into other communities…
WHEN & WHERE can we begin?
We are currently looking for a location that is walking distance from the High Schools in Alief TX : A large home, warehouse or storefront - Please contact us if you have a large facility in a location where they will welcome foot traffic and lots of activity!
We will take GREAT care of the property we use...
HOW we can work together to make this happen?
Talk to your civic organization, church or business and we can visit with them to explain how they can be involved.
Attend our training - held 2X year (next one Sept 2019).
Volunteer on location.
Help us fund raise via events, mail, speaking etc…
HERE IS THE LOOK that we envision
POSSIBLE FLOOR PLAN OUTLINE
SUGGESTED SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:
Sample Schedule – subject to change as need arises & volunteers and staff availability
Students arrive after school:
SECURITY CHECKS AT DOOR: BAGS & PERSON: NO DRUGS, NO WEAPONS
•Check in at Reception
•Clean up? Showers, Laundry
•Activities today? POSTED and texted out regularly to kids...
•What’s for dinner? (Self-serve dinner and hot and fresh food always available)
Mon, Wed, Fri
•Re-purposing & creating/building
•Cooking or Sewing
•Jewelry classes & selling on Etsy
Tue & Thur
•Inside Out: Word study
•Finance: Investments, banking, stocks etc.
•Art & or Music & or Dance:
Open for special events
11-3pm Brunch, Worship, Testimonials and Teaching