About Us

Who we are

The Stacy and Bo Porter Self Foundation (SELF) is a 501c3 non-profit agency that is committed to providing students from ages 12 to 18 who attend inner-city schools with a nurturing environment to promote academic achievement through our before and after-school mentorship sports education programs. Our programs include tutorial assistance, academic achievement, life skills activities, financial literacy, field trips, sports activities and leadership training. Through these interactive programs some of the issues we address are bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, good mental and physical health, suicide, teen pregnancy, drug addiction and gang violence. We believe that every student deserves a chance to have the emotional tools needed to live a good life in order to become a productive citizen in our community regardless of race, religion or social status. Our goal is to partner with schools to help eradicate generational poverty and childhood obesity. We believe that Education + Exposure = Empowerment.

Our Mission

The Stacey and Bo Porter SELF Foundation provides programs that are dedicated to improving and impacting the lives of middle and high school students through Sports, Education, Life Skills and Faith with an emphasis on our youth’s fitness, education, and social well-being. Our programs provide the important building blocks for the SELF Foundation’s mission of nurturing the whole child athletically, academically, and socially. We pledge our full support in order to provide the finest programs to improve and enhance the overall success of middle and high school students in underserved communities.

Self Foundation Founders

Bo Porter is a former MLB (Major League Baseball) Manager, Player, MLB Coach and current Pre & Post Game Analyst for the Washington Nationals. Bo has developed and refined a strong model for strengthening young people’s athletic skills, dedication to academics, and character through SELF programs offered before and afterschool in Houston. Bo’s Houston base program has assisted and witnessed over 100 student-athletes receiving college scholarships in both athletics and academics. Many of those student-athletes have graduated from college and are now highly productive citizens in our community.

Stacey Porter is a native Houstonian who is a distinguished artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mental health advocate. She has a heart for children and is deeply committed to a life of service and has provided over 1000 hours of community service while using her personal life stories as an example to inspire young people. She has worked with organizations such as Star of Hope, Bread of Life and Texas Children’s Hospital.
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The Porters have been involved in mentoring and coaching young students since their days at the University of Iowa where they were standout students and athletes. Both Bo and Stacey have a particular interest in the interface between mental & physical health and generational poverty and the role that education programs, mentoring and indigenous leadership can play in decreasing the stigma within inner-city communities.

Meet the SELF Foundation

Staff Members

Board of Directors

  • Bo Porter, Board Chairman
  • Stacey Porter, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Hughes, Secretary
  • Robert Duncan, Honorary Chair
  • Beverly Porter, Honorary Chair

Board Members

  • Cathy Brock
  • John Duncan
  • Robert Fondren, Jr.
  • Vernita Harris
  • Shaye Henderson
  • Graciela Saenz
  • Gloria Walker
  • Kara Willis
  • Kenneth Zenon

Advisory Committee Members

  • Amanda Brock
  • Charles Cade
  • Tony Chase
  • Roland Garcia
  • Jeff Love
  • Albert Myres
  • Tracey Prince
  • Ricky Raven
  • Scott Rozzell
  • Dr. John Seger
  • Rhonda Smith