ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

The Foundation seeks to encourage children in the Greater Houston Area to have healthy self-worth, be good stewards of one’s body and environment and appreciate different cultures by becoming “Healthy, Clean and Green” change agents who influence their peers, families and communities.

For nine years, the Foundation has worked to create a “Healthy, Clean and Green” America by connecting the need for an appreciation for people, plants, animals, the planet and its diversity. This mission is accomplished through the Foundation’s “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” initiative.

Through a calendar and writing prompts, the “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” initiative encourages youth to appreciate different cultures, develop a healthy self-worth and be good stewards of one’s body and environment. It also motivates youth and their families to become “Healthy, Clean and Green” change agents.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Approximately 200,000 “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” calendars distributed free to Houston area residents through various partners including City of Houston recycling centers and at our January kick-off community event

  • Over 3,500 images of “Healthy, Clean and Green” activities and scenery taken by youth in underserved communities

  • Recognition from Oval Office (First Lady Michelle Obama noted how the calendar promotes a “brighter, healthier future for our next generation” in 2013) (click to view)

  • Three-time recipient of Mayor’s Proud Partner Award (click to view)

  • 4 years of photography workshops provided to thousands of underserved youth participating in calendar’s photography contest that required youth to document themselves and their peers engaging in “Healthy, Clean and Green” activities

  • 500 youth in underserved areas participated in “We Love America, Healthy Clean and Green” two essay contests

  • Over 500 talented, diverse youth were given an opportunity to share their God-given talents during past “We Love America, Healthy Clean and Green” community programs 

  • Initiative and youth participants recognized 5 times during Houston City Council Meeting

  • 7-year consecutive features on “Great Day Houston” television show (click to view promo)