Author: James Stancil

M.E.N. Incorporated

Young men in the Houston area have a unique opportunity to be mentored regardless of their sexual orientation or background, thanks to the work of M.E.N. Inc. or Mentoring, Educating, and Nurturing Incorporated. The organization is the brainchild of partners Justin D. Pitts and Desmond Bertrand who took it upon themselves to fill a critical need they saw in the community. Since its founding in 2011, M.E.N. Inc. has grown steadily, providing year-round mentoring and social development programs in the Alief Independent School District (ISD) and Sunnyside community of Houston. Pitts, a licensed therapist, and Bertrand, executive director of...

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Lemonade Day

Thousands of young Houstonians from various socioeconomic backgrounds learned how to set goals, work hard, and achieve their business dreams at this year’s Houston Lemonade Day, held on Saturday, May 1, 2016. The event, founded by Michael Holthouse in the Houston area in 2007, is now held annually on the first Sunday in May in cities across the United States and the world. The primary objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youngsters ages 3-17 to take ownership of their futures. According to the organization’s website, Lemonade Day is an experiential learning opportunity that helps students to develop their...

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