OUR MISSION & VISION
Bee Busy's mission is to build a strong, healthy community by enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable individuals and families in at risk communities.
Bee Busy’s vision is to empower disenfranchised populations by offering alternative solutions for personal growth and development and improving knowledge, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.
Our Purpose The purpose of Bee Busy is to decrease statistics among youth and young adults including but not limited to HIV/STD infection, suicide, runaways, illiteracy, high school dropouts and incarceration by providing competent, culturally diverse, non-discriminatory, life-changing programs.
Our Goal It is the goal of Bee Busy to intercept first encounters of sexual activity, drugs, violence, etc, to reduce or eliminate second encounters and to promote peer leadership and advocacy.
Bee Busy Learning Academy, Inc. (Bee Busy) is a 501 (c) (3) community based, non-profit organization, established in October 2000, providing prevention services throughout Houston. Our goals are to increase the awareness of HIV/STIs, increase the number of persons who know their HIV status through rapid HIV/STI screenings, reduce the transmission of HIV and provide timely linkage to care and treatment for HIV positive people.
Current agency programs include:
1) Early Diagnosis Program which is a HIV counseling, testing and referral service targeting the highest impacted community, YMSM (young men who sleep with men) of color ages 15 - 29. This program provides more than 3,500 annual HIV and Syphilis tests, with 40% of those clients also being screened for HCV.
2) Adolescent Health Education delivers comprehensive curriculums to youth and young adults ranging from 12 to 24 in schools, community centers, group homes and wherever groups of young people gather to increase knowledge about prevention practices. GINI (Get Informed, Not Infected) teaches safe sex practices and STD risk reduction.
3) Utest is a bold, dynamic public health campaign aimed at the Southwest Houston community and designed to encourage the practice of getting tested.
Bee Busy also has a full video and editing studio, equipped with the capacity to run a four-camera shoot, complete with lighting, sound and mastering. We also have digital photo camera equipment and lighting, with photo editing software to produce dynamic visual projects.