These are organizations and community based initiatives that we support. Gifts made to BUFTX Programs are tax deductible
Agriculture Science and conservation
We are EXTREMELY excited to be a Texas Parks and Wildlife Partner!!! Agriculture and conservation are two areas that many youth from urban areas have no idea about as a career. We've joined an awesome group of conservationist, to expose youth from Houston to opportunities in agriculture and conservation. Our first camp will take place in 2019 and we are partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program (PVAMU-CEP) Harris County 4-H, R & S Deer Ranch, Nature Heritage Society, and Drew Academy to introduce agriculture and conservation opportunities to 20 youth.
Mickey Leland global initiative
case city connections program
In August 2018, BUFTX applied for the CASE City Connections program from the City of Houston. BUFTX was awarded $18,000 to do programming in District's B & D. In District B we worked with Dogan Elementary and Holland Middle School through Seeds of the Soil and at Kashmere Multi-Service Center through So Fresh So Green. In District D we worked at Attucks Middle School with RSTBio-Science. In all of these programs we focused on teaching youth about agriculture and technology. See pictures and video below.
self made, self paid
A young man came to our President and said he needed a job, after some questioning as to what the young man was doing, Marcus understood where the young man was coming from. In another group with young men the question was asked what is an entrepreneur, a student said "someone who is self made, self paid". With that mind frame we aim to work with two extremely vulnerable populations, 1) YOUTH 2) FELONS. Both of these groups have barriers that may hinder employment, both of these groups have people looking simply for a hand to give them an opportunity. Through both programs SMSPY and SMSP we teach about financial literacy, understanding life decisions and their impacts. More information will be coming soon!!!!