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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.

You can now Cash App Donations to:

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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

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Alveta Houston Hawk Wine & Food Festival & Live Auction.

Your Invited to Mask Up for the 4th Annual Alveta Houston Hawk Wine & Food Festival & Live Auction.

To be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 6PM to 10PM at Celebration at Jones Crossing, 5918 Fortner St., Dothan, AL.

There will be Live Entertainment by 360 Productions and a live Auction with the Auctioneer being Dr. Walter Sims.

Tickets available through CashApp: $hawkhouston or you can stop by the Hawk Houston YEC at 329 Chickasaw Street, Dothan, AL 36303 to pick some up.

See flyer for more details or call (334) 792-4618.

 

Thank you for your continued support!

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.  

We Need Your Support

$55 for the 55th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign!

In past years, the “bottom” had been a thriving place for black businesses but had begun to deteriorate. An educator, business and civic leader, Mrs. Hawk noticed that young black males had begun to engage in negative behaviors and activities. She asked the question, “What are we training our young people to do? I can’t stand it—someone has to step in. We got to change things.”

She decided that a “boys club” was the answer and the Hawk-Houston Boys Club of Dothan became a charter member of the Boys Club of America. Over the years local and national funding to support the organization declined. Even in the face of declining support, the Club adhered to the practice to “…never turn a child away even if he/she can not afford the dues/fees.’ in December 2017, after almost 54 years, our national membership charter was revoked by Boys & Girls Clubs of America due to years of delinquent dues.

Mrs. Hawk said she believed that “…great things will come from it.” And, many great things, youth, boys and girls, have gone on to successful lives and careers.

Alveta Houston was born May 5, 1905, Dothan, AL. As her health began to fade, she is quoted in her biography, “Cookies & Lemonade, by Elaine Slaughter,
“I am proud of my life. I hope that what I leave behind will be pleasing to God, because He has been my Guide for all of my life.”

The $55 for 55th anniversary fundraising campaign is one of the campaigns the board of directors has implemented to help erase our financial deficit, purchase a 16-passenger van, continue to improve the facility and serve those youth that need us because “Great things come from within.”