Services to Youth
The primary goals of this facet are to:
* Promote early literacy
* Implement local mentoring programs from kindergarten through college
* Close the academic achievement gaps from kindergarten through college
* Introduce and support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) education and career readiness
Implement college readiness programs
* Increase high school and college graduation rates
* Award college scholarships and build educational endowments
* Promote and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
The Services to Youth facet is currently presenting five national initiatives and two signature programs in support of our mission to enrich the lives of, and advocate for the betterment of, African-American youth.
Greater Pearland Area (TX) Chapter
Igniting Our Compassion for Service Through the Spirit of Friendship
National Trends & Services
"Empowering People; Transforming Lives!”
The VISION of the National Trends and Services facet is to eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service. Our MISSION is to empower our chapters to effectively empower the communities in which we work. Our GOALS include increasing the number of sustainable and measurable programs; increasing collaborative partnerships; and extending our existing initiatives to include communities identified as having the greatest need.
Currently, National Trends and Services encompasses the following programs and committees with national partners and sponsors, each committed to the overall vision and mission of the facet. These programs serve as a catalyst for change promoting individual and community empowerment.
Virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Forum
GPAC National Trends and Services present Tearing Down the Veil of Secrecy: The Unspoken Terrors of Domestic Violence. Partnership with Women's Center of Brazoria County, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Pearland Police Department Crime Victims Unit and the Empowerment Survivor Project.
National Trends & Services Facet
Antrece Baggett, Chair
Be A BOSS
Business Opportunities for Student Success
Being entrepreneurial isn’t just about starting companies. It is about having a vision and making it a reality. It is a way of thinking that can be learned and practiced.
Develop the entrepreneur mindset and skill sets to promote entrepreneurship in under severed communities.