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Our 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. Upon returning to the states, she spoke with teachers to learn the needs of students in Houston. 


May 18, 2009 -  Babies Youth Children Empowerment Ministries, Inc. was born. 


September 2009  -  Incorporated 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. Harris County,  Fort Bend County, and Brazoria County.


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 the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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