"Investing in [children] is not a national luxury or a national choice. It's a national necessity.'" - Marian Wright Edelman
For several years, members of First Methodist Houston have invested in the children in our community by being a tangible example of God's great love, spending time with them, sharing the Gospel with them, and supporting them in academics. Currently, our outreach is to four area schools - Bush Elementary, Gregory Lincoln Education Center, Patrick Henry Middle School and Port Houston Elementary.
This outreach also needs volunteers to encourage children (1st - 4th Grades) in academics, help with homework, and tutor in reading and math at Bush Elementary (9730 Stroud, 77036 - Alief ISD).
Immediate need: Bush Elementary is in need of male mentors, especially bilingual mentors. For more information, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).
GREGORY LINCOLN EDUCATION CENTER
First Methodist Houston helps meet the school-related needs of students at Gregory Lincoln Education Center. First Methodist provides school supplies, gym and school uniforms, shoes, and hygiene and toiletry items.
PORT HOUSTON ELEMENTARY
Port Houston Elementary needs mentors for every grade
level (PreK – 6) to meet one to two hours each week with their mentees (during
school hours), read to them, take a walk around campus, work together in a
gardening area, etc. Mentors provide students that valuable one-on-one
attention and self-esteem support that some children are lacking.
For more information about any of these community outreaches, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).