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“Great Things Will Come From Within”

HAWK-HOUSTON
YOUTH ENRICHMENT CENTER

(formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawk-Houston)

Welcome to the all-new Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center website. We are excited and optimistic about the path we are forging for the youth and families we serve. This site is designed to keep everyone informed about the programs, services, activities and special events offered by the Center. We look forward to continuing the rich legacy of our later founder, Alveta Houston Hawk, as we move forward helping our youth learn and becoming successive and effective leaders and citizens.

If you would like to donate to the Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center, click on the donate button below and enter the amount you would like to give. You can also donate through Your purchases on Amazon, through the Amazonsmile program.

Click Here or on the Amazonsmile logo to get started shopping today! Remember you must make Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center your Organization to donate too.  Donation will be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Events

Training for Individuals that Work With Kids

The Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center is hosting a FREE Community Training & Development Session for Individuals that work directly with Children or Adolescents.

There will be 3 Sessions:

Session #1 – Thursday, April 29th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Session #2 – Thursday, May 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Session #3 – Thursday, June 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*** See Flyer for more information. ***

Refreshments will be Served.

COVID-19 guidelines will be followed to include face mask, temp. checks & social distancing.

 

To Register Call (334) 792-618

Limited to 25 participants per session.

Donate Today!  Your contribution will insure that we continue to have a place to help our youth!

Click Below to Donate

SUMMER 2021
FUNraising Campaign

Dear Friend & Supporters:

The past year has been the most challenging for all of us. The impact of the Covid-19 pan­demic has drastically changed our lives. We have grappled with virtual vs in-person school learning, facemasks, social distancing, and vaccines.

The “Covid-19 slide” has impacted more learning loss than just the dreaded summer slide. The most vulnerable to both summer and covid slide are those children from low to moderate income families. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to address and increase the academic, social, physical, cultural and life-skills that will keep our summer youth engaged and excited about learning for seven-weeks and beyond. The best part is that they will have fun learning. That’s why this “FUNraising campaign” is so important and why we are asking for your gift of support that will help make this summer great.

Fifty-seven years ago, Alveta Houston Hawk, established this community-based organization with a vision that “Great things would come from it.” and “when you enter Hawk­-Houston you are … entering a place where the talents, skills, interests, and abilities of each child are developed and nurtured to their fullest potential and learning is fun.

In service to youth,

Denise Newby
Board President

&

Altha R. Newman
Executive Director

Survey for Kinney Park
Community
We Need Your Help

 

February 10, 2021

Dear neighbor and Dothan resident:

The City of Dothan Leisure Services,  Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center and others have been meeting since last fall to discuss the planned re-dedication of Kinney Park located next to Hawk-Houston at 329 Chickasaw Street. We were asked to help locate relatives of PFC Randle Kinney. We were happy to assist especially after learning the history of  its namesake—PFC Randle Kinney.  We inquired about the planned activities for the re-dedication ceremony and  what the upgrades and changes would entail.  There were none–just a re-dedication ceremony.

However, in a 2019 conversation with commissioner Janasky Fleming, I inquired about the possibility of the city building a neighborhood indoor swimming pool in the park and the benefits and the impact it would have on the children and families in this neighborhood that do not have access to a swimming pool. Commissioner Fleming agreed that a swimming pool would be an asset, but said he believed the now-popular splash pad would probably be the best and fastest option at this time. I agreed.

The city’s “Love your neighborhood” campaign  began in Baptist Bottom last summer with promises to improve the neighborhood to include its park facilities. We have been meeting with Mayor Mark Saliba, Alison Hall, Leisure Services, and others in the community to discuss the needs of children and families. We strongly support upgrading existing facilities, and the addition of recreational and restroom facilities. It is a win-win for the City and the Baptist bottom neighborhood.

As we move forward, we would like to get input from residents, particularly those in the Baptist Bottom neighborhood, to see what improvements and/or upgrades they would like to see at Kinney Park. Please complete the short survey. Thank you in advance for participating.

In service to youth,

Altha R. Newman, Executive Director

The 2020 Annual Recognition & Awards
(55th Anniversary) Celebration

The 2020 Annual Recognition & Awards (55th Anniversary) Celebration honoring the 2019 anniversary donors, sponsors, grantors and volunteers was held on Thursday, July 16.  The 2019 honorees were: (L-R) Sinclair Keith, representing Dr. Charles Lewis & Dothan Community Church, 55th anniversary Donor- of the-year award; Brooke McInnis, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Community Partnership Award; Sidra Coleman, Friend- of-Youth award; David Clark, Sr., Volunteer service award; Jerryneta Evans, Board volunteer-of-the-year award; Denise Newby, Board leadership award; Mufee Grace Teague, youth-of-he year award. Not shown: Ann S. Dawsey, volunteer-of-the-year award; Dr. Jerlyn McCleod, Legacy-of-service award; and Rochester Johnson, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other pages (4) are: 2019 Donors (monetary & In-kind) and program

Highlights of Past Events

New Ride and Highlights

Check out more pictures in our Gallery

Find pictures from previous Programs, Activities, and Events in our Gallery.  Click button to check it out.