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Bullying

Click here to discover ways parents, teachers and kids can take action to prevent bullying. Information provided by the American Psychological Association.

(211) 2-1-1

https://www.211texas.org/

2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that provides a registry of resources and services by zip code.  It is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services and resources they need.

Simply dialing the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way Help Line, calls are answered by trained volunteers and staff with a database of community resources at their fingertips. If you or someone you know needs: Food, Clothing, Health care, Employment, Child care, Elder care, Utility/rent assistance, Counseling/mental health, Adult literacy, Drug treatment, or many other services. 2-1-1 Texas/United Way Help Line is a public/private partnership between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

A Better Chance (ABC)

ABC’s mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.  We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program (“CPSP”), which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 A Better Chance Scholars at more than 300 of the nation’s leading boarding, day and public schools. Call (610) 992-0995 or go to website.
http://www.abetterchance.org/

BCFS (Baptist Child & Family Services)

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Provides free counseling services to eligible youth ages 0 to 17 and their families. Services provided at several locations across San Antonio. Crisis intervention and counseling services are available 24/7 by calling main number, 210-283-5183.

From ChildSafe, Family Endeavors, Grace House, Family Violence Prevention Services & Women’s Shelter, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Urban  Ministries Emergency Shelter, to college prep, foster care, employment connections, or assisted living services, learn more about what BCFS does Here

Find your local resources at the BCFS’ South Texas Centre in San Antonio Here

BCFS Headquarters
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
210.832.5000
1.800.830.2246
info@bcfs.net

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves youth through a variety of after-school and summer programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development.

https://www.begreatsa.org/

Administrative Office

123 Ralph Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
210.436.0686

CollegeBoard

Search for info on colleges, how to pay for college, and how to prepare. Go to website below.
www.collegeboard.com

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program for families and children up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.

ECI services provided by region, as below:

– EasterSeals– 210-614-3911, 2203 Babcock Rd., www.easterseals.com
– Brighton – 210-826-4492, 14207 Higgins Rd., www.brightonsa.org
– CHCS-ECI – 210-261-3300, 5802 S. Presa St., www.chcs-eci.org

Click Here for more information on ECI.

KLRN Ready, Set, Grow

Play & learn with us at FREE play groups and  family events.

For activity ideas, test KLRN to 274448

(210) 208-8429

http://www.klrn.org/learning/earlychildhood/

KnowHow2Go

Great website to prepare for college from middle school on.
www.knowhow2go.org

Martinez Street Women’s Center

The Martinez Street Women’s Center transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education, and advocacy. We envision a world where women and girls achieve empowerment, equity, and justice.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) – Parents learn via observation, discussion, practice, & feedback to manage common behavior problems & developmental issues. (210) 908-9772. tiag@mswomenscenter.org

http://mswomenscenter.org/

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program that gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. Partnering first-time moms with an experienced Registered Nurse empowers these women to confidently create a better life for their children and themselves.

Online College Database

Online database helps find colleges that meet a person’s individual needs. Go to website to find a college for you!
www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org

Preschool, Head Start and Childcare

Looking for high-quality prekindergarten in your area?

Free 3- and 4-yr-old Public Prekindergarten

Many elementary schools in the state offer free public prekindergarten to eligible 4-year-old children (some offer 3-year-old prekindergarten as well).  Go to your closest elementary school or district administrative office and to obtain more information or contact Howard Morrison at TEA at howard.morrison@tea.texas.gov

 

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family’s ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

 

The Texas Workforce Commission- Childcare Assistance

Parents who work, attend school or participate in job training may be eligible for financial assistance with child-care. Learn more on the Texas Child Care Solutions website.

 

Tips for Parents

These tips for parents give advice on topics ranging from bullying to water safety.  Included are tips for children of all age groups – babies, toddlers, kids, preteens, and teens, plus quick video tips.

 

Kids’ Activities

Looking for something for your kids to do? Download these games and activities. They’re fun, and they teach your kids some important lessons.

 

2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that provides a registry of resources and services by zip code.  It is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services and resources they need.

 

Square Meals

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides lunches to more than 3 million Texas children in school and residential child care institutions.  The NSLP serves nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to students in public and non-profit private schools in Texas.

 

Questbridge

Questbridge helps connect the brighest low-income students to America’s best universities and opportunities. Check out their website for info.
www.questbridge.org/

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
www.reachoutandread.org

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Please visit https://www.readingrockets.org/ for more information, and to access free resources designed to help.

Read to Your Baby:

  • It’s never too early to read to your baby
  • Snuggle up with a book
  • Choose baby-friendly books
  • Keep books where your baby can reach them
  • Talk with your baby – all day long
  • Encourage coos, growls, and gurgles
  • Develop daily routines
  • Sing, Read, Repeat

San Antonio Public Libraries

Through services for Children, Teens and Adults, your local library provides: Free online tutoring help, Reading, Story Time, Play & Learn, Symphony Music, Famly Fun Programs & Activities and other resources designed to support the learning and development of children’s love of books, reading and learning. Over 30 locations throughout the San Antonio area.

https://www.mysapl.org/

600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205
210.207.2500

Scholarships Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

https://www.jkcf.org/

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded $190 million in scholarships to nearly 2,500 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The Foundation has also provided over $100 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

Scholly App

Designed to ease the scholarship search process, Scholly aims to fix the outdated search methods that require filling out long, tiresome forms and then fail to deliver relevant results.
myscholly.com

Young Scholars Program

www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships

The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. You can email please email scholarships@jkcf.org for info.