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.