Guide for preventing suicide among students available
Teenagers are at significantly higher risk for suicide than the rest of the population. LearnPsychology.org created a guidebook to help younger students better understand suicide and depression, how to recognize warning signs in themselves or their peers, and what they can do to intervene. Key updates to the guide include:
2015 Bee Busy Education Award announced
Bee Busy Inc is proud to announce Jailen Martin graduate of Dulles High School as the 2015 Education Award Recipient. This award is given annually to students who has continually shown academic discipline and has been a positive role model for other youth in the community. Jailen will attend Sam Houston State University in the fall where he plans to study Kinesiology and become a Physical Therapist. We salute Jailen and wish him great success in his future endeavors.
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Mentoring is a fun-time job at Bee Busy!
Darcy Padgett, Executive Director Bee Busy Learning Academy believes Mentors help keep students in school. Healthy adult role models are critical components in the mission to inspire and empower the youth of today. By mentoring, people can help others reach goals and improve self-esteem.
Check out Darcy Padgett, Executive Director and Antwain Snell, Syde Swipaz on FOX26 'Black Voice'
Bee Busy along with their community partner, Syde Swipaz promoted the 2nd Annual Rev-It-Up for HIV Awareness charity motorcycle ride on the FOX26 community talk show, Black Voice.
Erika Ortega Goes to Washington, DC
Erika Ortega, Community Health Education Specialist at Bee Busy, recently traveled to Washington, DC to meet with several elected officials to discuss the importance of funding for HIV education. One of her meetings was with Ernesto Rodriguez, Legislative Assistant for Congressman Al Green (pictured below).
Bee Busy's Team GINI at Milby High School
On Thursday, April 9, the Bee Busy GINI Team was on hand at Milby High School helping to educate the students on HIV/AIDS education.
Taking it to the streets for World AIDS Day
Donations, donations and more donations!
Bee Busy would like to thank our friends and supporters, Dexter Williams and Dr. Keith Clarke for their hard work and dedication to our organizations' MOVE Center. Dexter's birthday wish turned into a collecting over 30 boxes of clothing. On Tuesday, August 25th, they dropped off the awesome donations!
Bee Busy offers summer camp to area youth
Over the summer, Bee Busy reached out to children from apartment complexes near the office to provide activities and learning opportunities. This two-week summer camp program included trips to the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Bee Busy Wellness Center and Space Center Houston. They even experienced an Astros game at Minute Maid Park. Each camper enjoyed learning new and exciting things. We honored all with special gifts, school supplies, backpacks and plenty of love! See ya next summer!
The Bee Busy 2015 GOALS Youth Summit engages students
Bee Busy, in partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Comerica Bank, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, and Texas Southern University, hosted the 2015 GOALS Youth Summit on Wednesday, July 15 on the campus of TSU. GOALS (Great Options and Alternatives in Life) attracted nearly 100 area middle and high school students who were treated to a number of highly engaging, interactive workshops, lunch, door prizes and a tour of Texas Southern University. Thank you to all our participants, speakers and community partners for an outstanding event!
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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day
#BeeHive visited Lamar Middle School where over 450 students attended the National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day seminar!
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, April 10th
Bee Busy along with Fondren Middle School celebrated National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day on Friday, April 10th to learn about HIV & AIDS and how young people are affected. The event encompassed interactive sessions that promoted positive youth messages surrounding HIV/AIDS Awareness.Today's young people are the first generation that has never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, almost 40 percent of new HIV infections are young people ages 13 to 29.
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