Harris County Precinct2Gether After-School Program Christmas Celebration

Houston, Texas: Each year, Sam Houston and Cloverleaf Elementary students participate in the Harris County Precinct2Gether After-School Program.  The Precinct2gether Youth Program began as a pilot summer camp at J.D. Walker Community Center and an After-School Program at Cloverleaf Elementary and has graduated to serving over 1,200 youth and their families at several camp sites throughout East Harris County. The program runs from August to December in the fall semester and January to February in the spring semester.  The mission of the program is to develop youth academically, physically and socially guiding them to become productive citizens in their communities.

Sam Houston Elementary Principal, Michelle Cavazos, stated, “At the conclusion of the fall semester this year, our students presented a Christmas Holiday production titled ‘A Sombrero for Santa’."  Parents and community members were invited to the event, and Santa made an appearance to take pictures with the students.  All of the students received a board game as a gift for participation in the program.  Students with perfect attendance in the Harris County Precinct2Gether After-School Program for the semester, moreover, received a brand new bicycle, rewarding them for months of dedication.  Needless to say, students were thrilled to receive the amazing gifts and will remember the commitment they made with their time this semester! Volunteers from Vopak and the Harris County Precinct 2 graciously assembled over 70 bikes for the students. This year's special event was sponsored by the North Shore Rotary Club through a generous donation of $10,000.

The Holiday program is a collaboration effort from many sponsors: North Shore Rotary Club, San Jacinto Pilot Club, LyondellBasell, Sierra Trailways of Texas, Vopak, Harris County Community Services Department and the entire After-School Program staff of both Sam Houston and Cloverleaf campuses.

“The After School program is an excellent resource for our students.  It provides homework time along with extracurricular and academic activities to keep our students involved at school.  The students enjoy being a part of the program,” said Mrs. Cavazos.

 

Harris County Precinct2Gether

Pictured: Ken Wallace, Harris County Pct.2 Superintendent of Youth Services Tammy Taylor , Orphalinda Bazan, Ofelia Garza, Michelle Cavazos and Pct. 2 Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman

 

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Pictured: North Shore Rotary Club with Lee Brown, Harris County Pct.2 Superintendent of Youth Services Tammy Taylor and Pct. 2 Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Murray | Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services | cmurray@galenaparkisd.com | 832.386.1063