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.
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$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 in December 2017, after almost 54 years, our national membership charter was revoked by Boys & Girls Clubs of America due to years of delinquent dues.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.”
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