BYCE Ministries' visions youth will fulfill their destiny.
“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” - Mary Dunbar
BYCE Ministries will aid in the development of children and youth at risk to achieve their designed destiny through comprehensive academic, personal life, and character building programs.
“We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.”-Mary Catherine Bateson, Writer
BYCE Ministries' Board
OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Founder and Executive Director -
Lynda Wright Gittens (in the middle of photo)
Treasurer - Marcia Swift (on the right in photo)
Secretary, Sharleyne Silcott (on the left in photo)
Attorney - Atty. Shahara Wright Menchan,
The Wright Law Firm
Academic Advisory Board:
Dr. Cynthia Adams
Michelle Jones - Volunteer Coordinator
Parul - Administrative Assistant
OUR EARLY HISTORY
December, 2008 - Our founder, Lynda Gittens, spent 30 days in Sunyani, Ghana, West Africa. Her heart was full of love and a desire to help the youth in that country.
May 18, 2009 - Babies Youth Children Empowerment Ministries, Inc. was born.
September, 2009 - Incorporate as an exempt non-profit organization in Texas.
April 2010 - We held our first school supply drive to celebrate our first year anniversary. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council partnered with us, along with our wonderful donors.
August, 2011 - We distributed school supplies and books to 125 students in Ghana, 100 students attending an all boys school in the inner city of Houston, students residing in a transitional home - Madge Bush, Yellowstone Academy, and the Covenant House Teens. We provide school supplies in August and January.
July, 2012 - We began our Character Development Program - Backyard Bible Camp at a low-income apartment located in the Sunnyside community of Houston.
September, 2012 - We began our one on one Our of School Tutorial sessions for Grades K-12 for various communities.
July, 2013 - We began, in the Sunnyside Community, our Academic Enrichment and Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Summer program for Grades 3-9.
September 2014 - We began our College 10n1 SAT Tutoring program for students academically struggling in their class studies and / or test taking who are not financially able to pay the high cost for SAT corporate programs.
November 2014 - We began a Literacy program - Read Write Action. This program was financially supported by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.