Boys to Men Program
Our Boys to Men Program will read this statement at the start of every meeting and end every meeting with:
- “What am I?”
- “I am a Champion!”
Boys to Men Program Mission Statement: We, the members of the SELF Foundation’s Boys to Men Program, are conscious of the fact that many social factors contribute to the diminishing efforts and outcomes associated with Minority Males. We desire to address these needs and concerns by focusing on academic achievement, increasing motivation, enhancing potential, and providing opportunities through mentorship and resources, for growth and mastery in all areas of life. We the SELF Foundation’s Boys to Men are “Champions!”
- Tutorial Assistance
- Academic Enrichment
- Life Skills Activities
- Field Trips
- Sports Activities
- Spiritual Enrichment
- The SELF Afterschool Program, offered in collaboration with HISD, started the spring semester of 2014 with Key Middle School as a pilot program, extending to Rever and Welch in Fall 2014. Participates in this program will be provided with:
Students will be organized by grade level, but will be combined for specific group sessions and activities. Each day of the program students will be provided dinner at the end of each day.
6th Grade Flag Football
- This co-ed program provides 6th grade student-athletes and coaches the opportunity to work together one year earlier than traditionally.
- Flag Football is exclusively for 6th grade students.
- Practices and games will be scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the afterschool program time.
Club Baseball / Softball
- The purpose of this program is to serve unprivileged communities by giving them access to a program that they otherwise would not have access. We also want to identify the elite athletes in these communities to provide them with the support and resource to pursue their athletic endeavors.
- Club Baseball will be open to grades 6th-8th.
- Each school will have 2 coaches and as many as 20 students on their team.
- Practices will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the scheduled afterschool program time.
- Each team will play in a minimum of 4 tournaments in the spring
Day At the Ballpark
- The Day at the Ballpark is a sports program that will bring underprivileged students each year from middle schools in the Houston area to Minute Maid Park for a day with the Houston Astros. Students have the opportunity to watch batting practice, meet some of the players and talk to other Astros personnel.
- The Summer Program will be open to 8th grade students only. This four day (Monday – Thursday) program is aimed at preparing 8th graders for their transition into high school.
- Both breakfast and lunch will be provided daily.
- The program will be run through a collaborative effort of the SELF volunteers, certified teachers and professionals.
- The purpose for this program is to improve the facilities at schools in underserved community and underutilized facilities. Our goal is to help beautify the community and at the same time give the students additional resources to enhance their overall development. We firmly believe that improving the facilities and resources will afford a large population of our once hopeless youth to not only dream big but to inspire greatness.