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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

We support our community’s hardworking parents by offering free, high-quality childcare – a service that’s often a barrier to both child development and family stability. This enables parents to secure employment without worrying about the whereabouts of their children or cutting needed work hours.

Our curriculum focuses on creative growth with an emphasis on fine arts, life skills, overall wellness, as well as academic advancement with a concentration on STEM and reading.

Our staff collaborates with parents to create curriculum tailored to the individual interests and developmental needs of each child.

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS:

  • Tutoring
  • Concentrated literacy development
  • Concentrated STEM development
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Vocal performance
  • Piano
  • Jazz & Contemporary Dance
  • Chess Instruction
  • Swim Lessons and Classes
  • Karate
  • Nutritional Education and Cooking Classes

Hours of Operation

School Year: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Summer Hours:  7:30 am. – 4:30 pm.

 

Senior Services

Our senior community has a good time and improves their health while doing so. An active lifestyle is the key to aging gracefully, per many studies that tout that routine activity, a nutritional diet and consistent human contact make all the difference.

All seniors in Houston and surrounding areas are welcome to join the Hester House activities and programs.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Beading
  • Biking*
  • Board Games
  • Book Club
  • Chair Exercise
  • Estate Planning 
  • Finanical Literacy
  • Gardening Class
  • Hester House Senior Choir
  • Rhythm Walking
  • Volleyball (Chair Volleyball is offered as well)
  • Weight Training

Our senior activities are all free and open to the public. Activities take place at various times Monday – Friday, 8 am. – 5 pm.

*Bikes have been generously donated by Harris County Precinct One, Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

AQUATIC AND WELLNESS CENTERS

Our fully equipped indoor basketball/volleyball court (gymnasium), weight room and full-sized pool offer a number of physical fitness activities for community members of all ages.

Both centers are fully staffed during hours of operation with an on-duty lifeguard present.

Our goal is provide a host of opportunities for the Fifth Ward community to seek and obtain fitness and fitness education.

CLASS OPTIONS*:

  • Adult Swimming Lessons (“Adult Learn to Swim”; Ages 18+)
  • Beginner’s Swimming (“Youth Learn to Swim”; Ages 6 – 17)
  • Bike Club
  • Boot Camp
  • Calisthenics
  • Cycling
  • Developmental Swim (Ages 6 – 17; Swim Team Training)
  • Lap Swimming (Ages 18+)
  • Tai Chi (open to all)
  • Tai Chi for Seniors
  • Water Aerobics

Our aquatic and wellness activities and centers are all free and open to the public.

Activities take place at various times Monday – Friday, 8 am. – 5 pm.

*Staffing for both centers is generously underwritten by Harris County Precinct One, Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

Social Services

We help connect our adult community to the partners and resources necessary to sustain their foundational needs. We regularly meet with scheduled and walk-in clients to help provide direction and direct access to partners that can address specific concerns and help chart a path to personal short-term and long-term success.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS:

    • Corporate Partner Training Programs
    • Financial Literacy & Planning
    • GED Partner Program Placement
    • Mental Health & Self-care
    • Nutritional Education & Wellness
    • Resume and Interview Workshops
    • Short and Long-term Career Planning

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