Youth Programs

Our Programs:
Provides life skills, cultural, recreational, homework assistance and academic enrichment activities for school-aged children(5-15) Mondays through Fridays, August through May. Nutritious snacks (fruits, juices, etc.) are provided daily. Cultural enrichment is offered at various community sites,. Community service projects, field trips and outings are offered every Friday. Weekly parent sessions are held to strengthen parent skills.
After School Enrichment Program
August 2013 - thru May 2014 @ S.H.A.P.E. Community Center 3815 Live Oak 713-521-0641 Pre-registration for this program begins August 05, 2013 please click here for form
Summer Youth Enrichment Program
Monday, June 9, 2014 thru Friday, August 8, 2014 program begins at 7:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm @ S.H.A.P.E. Community Center 3815 Live Oak 713-521-0641
Overall Program Goals
To provide programs and activities aimed at empowering youth adults, and community organizations, groups, and institutions to regain control of their lives, homes, and communities and to return our communities to their original greatness.
For Children
To nurture the good feelings in children about themselves physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually which contributes to positive self-images and high self-esteem -- qualities which are essential in order to become healthy, happy, and effective in meeting the challenges of childhood
.For Parents and Other Adults
To nurture the good feelings in parents and other adult members of the community family about themselves physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually which contributes to positive self-images and high self-esteem -- qualities which are essential in order to become healthy, happy, and effective in meeting the challenges of parenthood and life in general.
For more information and details regarding pre-registration and program activities please call Anika Davidson at 713-521-0641

2014 Meetings, Events, Programs, Classes @ S.H.A.P.E. Community Center 3815 Live Oak; Houston, TX 77004
Association of Black Social Workers Meeting
Day: 2nd Saturday of every month
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Contact: For more information please call Marcel 832-858-1947
Math Tutorials ( Free )
Day: Every Saturday
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Contact: For more information please call 713-521-0641
Capoeira Angola 50
Day:   Wednesday                Saturday                          Sunday
7:30pm - 9:00 pm     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call Amaumeru 832-814-8928
National Pan Hellenic Council Meeting
Day: 2nd Monday of every month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call Floyd Worsley Sr. 281-627-4135
Dance Class - Kouman Ke' Le' African Dance & Drum Ensemble
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call Christina Gerard 713-264-0310
Philadelphia Church Bible Study, Sunday School and Church Service
Day:   Every Friday                    Every Sunday                       Every Sunday
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00 pm          9:00 am - 10:30 am            11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: Pastor Ralph Walton
Healthy Food Workshop
Day: 1st Saturday of every month
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call Vergis 281-630-5222
Positive Black Male Association Meeting
Day: 1st Saturday of every month
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call J Rob 281-872-4449
Houston Association of Black Psychologists
Day: 2nd Saturday of every month
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: 713-304-2733
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
Day: 1st Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call Gloria Rubac 713-503-2633
Jack Yates Class of "68" Meeting
Day: 1st Monday of every month
Time: 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Contact: For more information please call Robert Harris 713-747-6783
Twelve Step Fellowship Meeting
Day: Thursday's every week
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact: For more information please call Roland Ruffins
Legal Clinic Consultation ( Free )
Day: Every Saturday
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call 713-521-0641
Unity Christian Fellowship Church
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Contact: For more information please call Reverend Kirk McMillian 713-526-5221
Lone Star Golf Association Meeting
Day: 1st Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact: For more information please call Rodney Floyd 281-620-6982
Community Service Volunteer Orientation
Day: Every Saturday
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Contact: For more information please call 713-521-0641
Lost Found Nation of Islam Meeting
Day:   Wednesday                  Friday                              Sunday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm     7:00 pm - 9:30 pm        10:0 0am - 5:00 pm   
Contact: For more information please call Zaqqiyah 281-660-4602
Looking for a place to host your meeting, event, baby shower, birthday party, reception, recital etc. we can seat anywhere from 10 to 150. Please give Jacqueline Mitchell a call at 713-521-0629 she will be happy to speak with you about your event, special occasion or meeting and answer your questions. Please keep in mind we are a smoke free alcohol free environment. Thank you.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA - Commander in Chief  - 44th President of the United States  "Change We Can Believe In"
President Barack Obama
2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama
January 20, 2009
Presidential Inauguration Dance

Commander In Chief
being sworn in as President of the United States
(Molly Riley - UNITED STATES/Reuters
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
2009 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION - for the United States of Americas first Black President - President Elect Barack Obama
THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA The 44th President of the United States
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address - video and text
Barack Obama: Barack Obama retakes oath after mistakes at inauguration Photo: GETTY
President Barack Obama retakes oath after mistakes at inauguration
Chief Justice John Roberts re administered the oath to the president in front of reporters at the White House. The White House counsel said in a statement read by a spokesman the oath was administered a second time out of an "abundance of caution.The confusion arose after Mr Roberts', dubbed the "oaf of office" by one US newspaper, pronounced crucial words in the wrong order during the inauguration ceremony. He should have said "faithfully execute the Office of the United States", but instead said "execute the Office of the President of the United States faithfully" Mr. Obama, smiling, clearly recognized the mistake, and gave Mr Roberts a chance to correct himself, but the judge put faithfully in the right place but left out the word execute"
President Barack Obama rests his hand on President Lincoln's Inaugural Bible, held by his wife, Michelle Obama, as he takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (Photo: AP) President Obama's first day:Pay freeze, lobbying rules President also speaks with Mid east leaders, attends prayer service. President Barack Obama meets with Chief of Staff Rah Emanuel on Wednesday in the Oval Office. Emanuel is among the senior staff affected by the pay freeze announced by the president.
President Obama's First Day Not "Business As Usual" President Obama caps historic day 10 inaugural balls Americans Optimistic After Inauguration of Barack Obama
The Power of Won President Barack Obama's first 100 days The Presidential Limousine
Reuters – The U.S. Capitol is illuminated the night before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama …
This Jan. 20, 2009 file photo shows Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama's sister, right, standing with his daughters, Sasha, right, and Malia along with Marian Robinson, mother of Michelle Obama, left, as they arrive for the inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Malia, 10, wore a double-breasted periwinkle-blue coat with a blue-ribbon bow at the waist, and Sasha, 7, wore a pink coat with orange scarf and satin belt, a coral-colored dress peeking out at the hem. Their coats were from Crewcuts by J. Crew.
The Capitol The Night Before Inauguration
Mother-in-Law Marian Robinson,
Daughters Sasha, Malia, Sister Maya Soetoro-Ng
Beyonce sings "At Last" at the Neighborhood Inauguration Ball for President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle - First Dance
Sasha gives her father the President a thumbs up
President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and planned to travel to Oslo to accept the prize.

      365 Days A Yea
       (please click on the images)
Dr. Ben Carson is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Coretta Scott King was one of the most influential women leaders in our world. Prepared by her family, education, and personality for a life committed to social justice and peace, she entered the world stage in 1955 as wife of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and as a leading participant in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King Jr. born January 15, 1929 assassinated April 4, 1968 / A Baptist minister,[1] King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president.
Clarence Eugene Sasser (born September 12, 1947) is an American recipient of the Medal of Honor
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1820 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves[1] using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American jurist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Before becoming a judge, he was a lawyer who was best remembered for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education. He was nominated to the court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.
Sojourner Truth (1797–November 26, 1883) was the self-given name, from 1843, of Isabella Baumfree, an American slave, abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. Her best-known speech, Ain't I a Woman?, was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
George Thomas "Mickey" Leland (November 27, 1944 – August 7, 1989), was an anti-poverty activist and later became a congressman from the Texas 18th District and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. He was a Democrat.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (born September 26, 1936 as Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela) is a South African politician who has held several government positions, headed the African National Congress Women's League, is currently a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee and is the former first lady of South Africa. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, a village near Mthatha in the Transkei, on July 18, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela. His father was the principal councillor to the Acting Paramount Chief of the Thembu. Rolihlahla literally means “pulling the branch of a tree”. After his father’s death in 1927, the young Rolihlahla became the ward of Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the Paramount Chief, to be groomed to assume high office. Hearing the elder’s stories of his ancestor’s valour during the wars of resistance, he dreamed also of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people.
Dr. Ben Carson
Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King Jr.
Clarence E. Sasser
Harriet Tubman
Thurgood Marshall
Sojourner Truth
Mickey Leland
Winnie Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans.  His detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.
Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael AKA Kwame Ture born June 29, 1941 died November 15, 1998
Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy. She was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862 and died in Chicago, Illinois 1931 at the age of sixty-nine.
Emmett Till born July 25, 1941 murdered August 28, 1955
Angela Davis
George Crum was the head chef at the Cary Moon's Lake House in Lake Saratoga, New York when he set out to prepare the evening dinner for the guests. He intended to make french fries but sliced the potatoes too thinly. After deep frying them he found them very thin and very crisp. The hungry guest did not seem to mind and George began preparing the potatoes this way and they would soon become known as potato chips.
Attorney Willie E. Gary is living the American Dream. Once a migrant worker, now a multi-millionaire attorney, Gary earned his reputation by representing little-known clients against major corporations.
Dr. Charles Richard Drew (3 June 1904 – 1 April 1950) was an American physician and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge in developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II, saving thousands of allied lives.
Turner was an American slave who had lived his entire life in Southampton County, Virginia, an area with predominantly more blacks than whites.[1] After the rebellion, a reward notice described Turner as:5 feet 6 or 8 inches high, weighs between 150 and 160 pounds, rather bright complexion, but not a mulatto, broad shoulders, larger flat nose, large eyes, broad flat feet, rather knockneed, walks brisk and active, hair on the top of the head very thin, no beard, except on the upper lip and the top of the chin, a scar on one of his temples, also one on the back of his neck, a large knot on one of the bones of his right arm, near the wrist, produced by a blow.
Paul Cuffee (January 17, 1759—September 9, 1817) was an African-American businessman, patriot, and abolitionist. Cuffee built a lucrative shipping empire, even building his first three ships. He also built the first school of Westport, Massachusetts, which was racially integrated. A devout Christian, Cuffee often preached and spoke at the Sunday services at the bi-racial Society of Friends meeting house in Westport, even fronting most of the money to build a new meeting house in 1813. In Africa, Cuffee helped to establish The Friendly Society of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to support the former slave colony.
Malcolm X
Kwame Ture
Ida B Wells
Emmett Till
Angela Davis
George Crum
Willie Gary
Charles Drew
Nat Turner
Paul Cuffee
Mark E. Dean is one of the top engineering minds at the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, and one of just fifty prestigious fellows at the legendary company. Dean's area of expertise lies in computer systems, and he made his first mark in the industry in the early 1980s, when he and a colleague developed one of the pieces of internal architecture that allows a computer to communicate with a printer and other devices. Of the nine patents for IBM's revolutionary personal computer (PC) introduced in the 1980s, Dean is the holder of three.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was the preeminent civil rights leader in the United States from the 1930s through the 50s, and to a great extent through the 60s until his passing in 1972. As Harlem's Congressman from 1945 until 1971, his legislative and personal efforts drove the desegregation of public schools, of the military, even of the U.S. Capitol itself.
James Mercer Langston Hughes, best known as Langston Hughes, (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. Hughes is known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance.
Madame C. J. Walker  "I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground."
Mrs. Robinson's life-long struggle for civil rights and human rights for citizens of all colors.Amelia Boynton Robinson is perhaps best known as the woman at the front of the march who was gassed, beaten, and left for dead on Edmund Pettus Bridge, during the “Bloody Sunday” march on March 7, 1965 to Montgomery, Alabama, which quickly led to the mushrooming of the civil rights movement into an international mass movement.
Barbara Jordan born February 21, 1936 died January 17, 1996
Maya Angelou (IPA: /ˈmaɪə ˈændʒəloʊ/;[1] born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928[2]) is an American autobiographer and poet. Having been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton, she is best known for her series of six autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences.[3] The first, best-known, and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), focuses on the first seventeen years of her life, brought her international recognition, and was nominated for a National Book Award.  She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and served as Northern Coordinator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Mark E. Dean
Fannie Lou Hamer
Mary Ann Shadd Carly
Adam Clayton Powell
A. Phillip Randolph
Langston Hughes
Madame C J Walker
Amelia Boynton Robinson
Barbara Jordan
Maya Angelou
President Barack Obama
1st Black President of the
United States America
Our Beloved Brother Ester L. King
Sunrise: June 26, 1943 • Sunset: September 1, 2011
African Proverb
Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
Thank you for your great harvest
you fed the people well .
African American Firsts
Black Wall Street did you know? should understand your Black History
Black Inventor Museum
Modern African-American Inventors
Fade To Black by Author Woody Campbell Who are we? Who decided that we were “African Americans?” How did the world conclude that to be our designation?
Malcolm X ... comprehensive web site on the life and legacy of Malcolm X
Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream Speech "  was delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. King’s concept of “somebodiness,” which symbolized the celebration of human worth and the conquest of subjugation, gave black and poor people hope and a sense of dignity.
Medgar Evers field secretary for the (NAACP)....
Rosa Parks, act of civil disobedience in 1955 inspired the modern civil rights movement
Ruby Bridges she walked up the steps of William Frantz Public School in New Orleans, the first black student at the formerly all-white elementary school....What If Ruby Bridges Stayed Home????
Harriet Tubman 1849 Escaped to freedom, helped others escape on the Underground Railroad
Sojourner Truth she gave her most famous speech -- with the legendary phrase, "Ain' t I a Woman?"
"Buffalo" Soldiers fighting men represented the first Black professional soldiers in a peacetime army.
Shirley Chisholm On January 25, 1972, Chisholm announced her candidacy for president.
Mary McLeod Bethune""From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could.  first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could." 
Paul Roberson.(1898-1976), actor, singer, civil rights advocate
Barbara Jordan... first African-American woman to serve in the Texas Senate
Mickey Leland Center on World Hunger and Peace at Texas Southern University is to serve as a state and national resource for information on the problems of global hunger and peace.
LeRoy Homer Black Pilot
Gertrude E. Rush the first black female attorney
Kenneth Harold Bridges 'Why MATAH Was Created'.
Educational Information & News
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HISD High Schools Celebrate Thanksgiving by Fighting Hunger in the Community

HISD FACTS & FIGURES 2008 - 2009 Demographics
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HISD FACTS & FIGURES 2011 - 2012 Demographics
HISD Becomes Third U.S. School District to Offer Free SAT to All Juniors
Scholarships...find money for college
Fast Web... a good source for scholarship information
200 Free Scholarships for Minorities
Prairie View A&M University
Houston Community College (HCC)
Houston-Tillotson University
Paul Quinn College
FAMU Named Best School for Blacks
Texas Southern University
Prairie View A&M University
The Black Collegian Online
The State of African Education
Educational Perspectives Are We Blind and Deaf? - Helping Our Black Boys
Educational Institutions in Houston, Texas
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Health Information & News                                                                                                            Sports Information

Prostate Cancer Foundation
Diabetes in African Americans?
African Americans and Diabetes
Using the Diabetes Food Pyramid
Janine Sarcoidosis Outreach Foundation - Emma Carroll mother
African-American Youth Exposed to More Alcohol Advertising Than Other Young People
Teen Health & African Americans
HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview
Get Tested for HIV    FAQ?
Food, Cooking & Health
Medline Plus - Trusted Health Information For You
Be Heart Smart! Eat Foods Lower in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol
Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style a good cook book
The Heart Truth for African American Women an action plan
Protect Your Heart ... Prevent High Blood Pressure
Spice Up Your Life! Eat Less Salt and Sodium
High Blood Pressure Facts
BlackDoctor.Org your trusted resource for healthier happier living
Health disparities in the African American community
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Indoor Environmental Asthma Triggers
Asthma Action Plan
Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet
Anatomy Of An Asthma Attack
Breast cancer more lethal in blacks, reason unknown
October 2011 - Triple Threat for Black Women
Boston University to lead research on breast cancer in African American women
Causes of High Incidence of Breast Cancer in African-American Women Identified
$6.5 Million Study Targets High Breast Cancer Deaths in Black Women
Breast Cancer In Black Women Is A Different Disease
Ralph Cooper Air Personality / Sports Director KCOH Radio 1430am
Althea Gibson - first black to win the French Open Tennis Tournament
Michael Jordan - simply the best basketball player ever lived
Negro League Baseball - Negro League Organized In Texas In 1897
Woodrow Campbell - Retired NFL football player and Author "FADE TO BLACK"
Warren Moon - first black quarterback enshrined in NFL Hall of Fame
Vince Young - professional quarterback
Lovie Smith - first Black professional head football coach qualified for the NFL’s Super Bowl.
George Dixon "Little Chocolate" the first black boxing champion
Muhammad Ali - the Champ, the Greatest of all time
George Foreman - Heavy Weight Champion - Youth Center
Rev Ray Martin - "The Fighting Preacher" - Progressive Amateur Boxing Association (PABA)
University of Houston Men's Basketball - Head Coach Tom Penders
University of Houston Women's Basketball - Head Coach Todd Buchanan
TSU Men's Basketball - Head Coach Tony Harvey
TSU Women's Basketball - Head Coach Yolanda Wells-Broughton
HBU Men's Basketball - Head Coach Ron Cottrell
UIL - University Interscholastic League
AAU - Amateur Athletic Union
NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association
NAIA Rules - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
NBA--- National Basketball Association
NFL - National Football Association
Houston Astros Baseball Team
Houston Dynamo Soccer Team
Houston Rockets Basketball Team
Houston Texans Football Team
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon - Olajuwon is considered one of the greatest centers ever to play the game

Phi Slama Jama was the nickname of the University of Houston Cougars men's basketball

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