The YMCA Outreach Initiative team operates Opportunity Centers across Houston. The Outreach Initiative team approaches opportunities to work with families in the communities we serve with holistic and collaborative intention. With the support of community partners and Y volunteers, Opportunity Centers are able to close the gaps of inequities and bridge access and resources not available to families in their immediate area.

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Opportunity Centers bridge access and create connections for families that they don’t have in their immediate area. Since needs are different in each community, the Outreach staff approaches opportunities holistically and with intention. We collaborate with community partners and volunteers to deliver programs and resources to families and create safe and encouraging spaces that they may not receive elsewhere.

About Our Team

We are a team that brings the Y and our mission to strengthen communities directly to families in their communities. We provide a holistic and collaborative approach to working with the families in the communities we serve. Programs and services we offer include Safety Around Water, Youth Fitness Enrichment, Summer and After School Enrichment Programs, Supportive Services, Food and Supply Pantries, and more.

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STEM Based Learning Programs

YMCA Mobile Makerspace is designed to bring coding, robotics, programming, mechanics, and circuitry, along with creative fabrication into every neighborhood. The more children who become exposed to these ideas, and the means to build and create in a stimulating environment, means that we can empower today’s children to solve tomorrow’s problems. 

PowerUP is a program where STEM meets physical activity, using sports like soccer, baseball, football, basketball, golf, softball and BMX biking for real world applications integrating science technology, math and engineering.

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