Category Archives: CASE for Kids

  1. CASE for Kids summer programs give students a leg up on ‘summer slide’

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    July 8, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    When Alief Middle School (AMS) rising eighth grader Merari Ventura learned of the school’s summer program in late June, she …
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  2. Diaz Music Institute gets at-risk youth jazzed about music education

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    June 30, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    In the more than 20 years since he founded Diaz Music Institute (DMI), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering at-risk youth …
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  3. HYPEd about literacy: Summer program offers youth culturally relevant literature

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    June 23, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    For Mars Burren, a 21-year-old volunteer coordinator for HYPE Freedom School, spending the summer working with underserved youth is more …
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  4. CASE Debates students earn top honors in National Speech and Debate Tournament

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    June 20, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    Four Harris County high school CASE Debates teams competed in the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky, from …
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  5. 2022 County Connections Youth Summer Initiative grant recipients announced

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    May 13, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    Harris County and the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids (CASE for Kids), a division of Harris County …
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  6. Houston Healthy Hip-Hop founder pays it forward through afterschool program

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    May 6, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    Chris Cortez has always struggled with anxiety, but he gained a new sense of confidence when he discovered dance as …
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  7. Girl Powered: 2022 All-Earth Ecobot Challenge targets girls teams

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    April 29, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    For the first time in three years, nearly 300 students in grades 4-8 convened in person for the 13th annual …
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  8. CASE for Kids site coordinators shine a light on the heart of afterschool programs

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    April 29, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    April 25-29 is Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week (APAW), which recognizes and advocates for individuals who work with youth during out-of-school …
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  9. CASE for Kids and city leaders present City Connections checks to afterschool providers

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    April 7, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, continues to partner with the City of …
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  10. CASE for Kids symposium helps out-of-school time educators help students play with purpose 

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    April 5, 2022 by HCDE-Texas

    On Friday, 75 out-of-school time professionals got their game on during the play-based, social and emotional learning-centered CASE for Kids …
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