Texas Youth Advocates is seeking to form a board of directors for its Higher Education Advancement Tours educational program.
HEAT is a program created by TYA in 2018 to provide qualified local high school students with access to higher education institutions. TYA takes local students to visit universities, colleges and technical schools to ensure the program meets the interests of a wide range of students.
The goal of the program is to serve as a medium to mentor participants through life lessons, convey the importance of education, and provide an opportunity to be exposed to experiences outside of East Texas.
Participants traveled to places such as Houston, Denton, Austin, San Marcos, Waco and Shreveport.
College visits have included Baylor University, Rice University and Tyler Junior College. Organizational tours have included Deloitte Consulting LLP, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Houston Texans NFL Sport Facility.
Members also participate in community service projects, including providing local residents with lawn care services, keeping our adopted road clean for Palestine City, or any other service that allows the program to give back to the community.
Board members would be asked to plan, advise and oversee program functions and activities.
Texas Youth Advocates is a non-profit organization that strives to have a positive impact on young people in Palestine and surrounding areas.
The organization does the majority of its work through youth outreach programs such as SIXERS Basketball, which allows local youth to travel, visit colleges, businesses, complete a community service project summer and compete in tournaments throughout Texas as well as surrounding states.
Other TYA sponsored programs include Westwood Little Dribblers, Sixers Club Volleyball and Westwood Youth Football.
Those interested in becoming members of the HEAT Program Advisory Council are encouraged to contact Texas Youth Advocates via Facebook or by email at [email protected]