Fort Bend Cares has awarded a $10,000 grant to Fort Bend Family Promise that will provide fun and educational opportunities to help our students keep their grades up despite the financial challenges faced by their families. The funds will lessen the poverty gap for our youth by helping them improve their academic achievement and self-empowerment.
The fastest growing segment of the homeless population is children with families. Homelessness is a devastating experience that can disrupt virtually every aspect of family life.
FBFP stands alone as an organization that offers shelter, meals and comprehensive support services for homeless families from Fort Bend County. We focus efforts on programs that work together in a holistic, integrated approach to help families weather temporary homelessness with as few negative effects as possible for the children.
The Fort Bend Cares grant will help provide FBFP school-aged children with innovative summer and school year enrichment programs/camps; school-related fees (band/PE uniforms, PE uniforms, athletic/school-related activity fees, etc); tuition fees, life skills and/or tutoring classes and support. It will also help upgrade our computer learning lab with updated software, printer and monitors.
The staff and board of FBFP are excited to continue our partnership with Fort Bend Cares to help disadvantaged youth in our community.