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Each of our campuses provide a number of outreach programs to be of better service to the youth.

Harris County Leadership Academy  (HCLA)

Alley Theatre - Slam Poetry
U of H - Street Law
Harris County Public Library for Library Services
Creativity Shell - teaches cooking and sewing classes

Harris County Youth Village (HCYV)

Alley Theatre - Slam Poetry
U of H - Street Law
Harris County Public Library for Library Services

Education Transition Center (ETC)

AAMA - The Career Pathways to Opportunity Program is an integrated career pathway model for vocational education and certification program that addresses the unique needs of youth.  During the program, the youth receive a client intake interview, vocational education (workplace and business skills essentials) embedded in an Entrepreneurship and Small Business class.  
Knowledge First - Knowledge First has been providing a driver’s ed course to ETC youth that, based on age, either leads to a permit or official Texas Driver’s License.
WorkTexas - WorkTexas Training Center provides vocational trainings in Construction at the ETC. They partner directly with industry employers to align what and how they train students to meet those industry partner needs.
Journey Through Life - JTL provides services to ETC students who qualify for medicaid and present with barriers to functioning due to their mental, psychological or emotional health.  JTL provides a variety of services at the ETC including Case management ( food, clothing, housing, medical etc) and Skills Training (Life skills, anger management, social skills etc)
VOICES- Change HAPPENS! - Change HAPPENS! VOICE’s program facilitates 9 group sessions for female students at the ETC to teach de-escalation strategies and relationship-building skills.
CYS - Under the supervision of the Community Youth Service (CYS) Supervisor, and in collaboration with the ETC, the Youth Service Specialist assigned to the ETC provides school-based crisis intervention/prevention and case coordination services for at risk students and their families, crisis counseling and case coordination services to at risk youth and their families and linkages to community based resources and school based services.
Houston Threads - Houston Threads provides new clothes for free to youth who are between the ages of 12 and 21 and have been referred to them using the referral form referenced on the website.   Houston Threads also launched its first ever Mini Threads clothes concept in Houston in partnership with the ETC, which allows for any ETC student to access free clothing.
MARTK’D - MARTK’D launched a Your Story sneaker workshop to teach ETC students and alumni about marketing by leveraging students’ interest in sneaker culture.
Turning Point - Turning Point provides an onsite case worker to provide education, therapy, and Cannabis Youth Treatment programs to youth for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 16 weeks, utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques.
TXRX - TXRX Labs provided electronic systems training, focused on employer-defined worker needs, and created extensive hands-on opportunities.    TXRX leveraged active learning methods that engaged students in real-world experience of the following training modules: Electricity and Basic Mobile Electrical Systems, Entry-level Installation Techniques and Shop Safety, Introduction to Mobile Audio and Video Systems, Introduction to Mobile Security and Convenience Systems, and Introduction to In-vehicle Information and Safety Systems.

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