Three locations for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston Inc. will be receiving more than $850,000 shared between them from Fort Bend County after commissioners approved a new agreement with the organization.

The gist

Fort Bend County Commissioners at the board’s Nov. 21 meeting approved $852,950 total to be divided among three community centers in the area, according to county documents. Those three centers are:All three locations are in Fort Bend County, according to county documents. The money will come from the county’s park fund and provide more funding for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston Inc., which runs the community centers.

Diving in deeper

The money will go toward operations and programming for each location, according to each location’s respective agreement with the county.

The agreements are each a renewal and will be for the 2024 calendar year, according to county documents.

With the funds, the responsibilities of the organization include employing:
  • One full-time branch director to oversee the program
  • One part-time education director
  • One part-time athletic director
  • One part-time membership coordinator
The organization is also responsible for all supplies needed for those requirements, documents show.

What else?

The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to help children receive the resources they need to become “productive, responsible and caring citizens,” according to its website. It works with children to keep them on track to graduate and help them with their life plans.

The organization serves more than 50,000 youth through 26 clubs across five counties in the Greater Houston area, according to its website. It also has chapters throughout the United States.