Our Covid Christmas

Last year at Christmastime, five of our staff members tested positive for Covid-19. We had to postpone the much-anticipated day after Christmas shopping trip, but all of the boys were safely able to go to the mall and spend their gift cards on January 27...

Taking Stock

Both Youth-Reach Houston and Youth-Reach Gulf Coast finished 2020 strong, and thanks to many of you who provided critical support in what was a very exceptional year, our bills were paid, and we cared for more boys than we have in years.

Roughing It

Few experiences are as American as camping. People can take out an RV or stay in a log cabin, but nothing beats encountering the outdoors like setting up camp with tents and poles. Because of COVID-19, off-campus trips have been very limited. Luckily, Youth-Reach knows of a small campground that was only allowing one group to camp at a time.

Our Latest Endeavor >> Honeybees

In the next few months we are going to be launching some new opportunities for our supporters (and new supporters) to partner with Youth-Reach in some interesting ways. After finding a very large and very healthy colony of honeybees on our campus (and interpreting this to be an opportunity) we contacted Pastor Kent Wilson who we know to be a local beekeeper.

The Rarest Attribute

I was probably around ten or twelve years old. It was a Saturday morning and I was enjoying my favorite cartoon, Johnny Quest. It is curious how some memories remain stark in our minds while so many fall from our ability to recollect. This is one of those memories that is still vivid as if it occurred yesterday

Would You Care to Invest?

There are all kinds of manipulative lingo that fundraising experts recommend we use to motivate you to give. So far, you have never read any of this on anything we have ever produced. It is likely that we find it more distasteful than you do, but occasionally something comes along that needs absolutely no sales pitch.

Giving & Receiving

A bizarre, colorful and creative remake of the traditional circus, Cirque du Soleil first began in a small town near Quebec City in Canada. In the early eighties, a band of charismatic characters roamed the streets, striding on stilts, juggling, dancing, breathing fire, and playing music.

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