In 1987, Commissioner El Franco Lee created the ever popular Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics Program (Street Olympics). Since its inception, it has grown from a summer only recreational program to include four major components that address the social service, health care, educational and vocational needs of Harris County youth.
Working in concert with the Street Olympics Summer Games, the Northeast Adolescent Program seeks to address health issues for area youth through education and intervention. The Harris County Aquatics Program provides recreational and valuable specialized training for future swimmers.
The Discovery Camp Nature Program is the fourth component of Street Olympics and provides children with hands-on-education and orientation to natural and environmental experiences.
Together, these four programs represent a comprehensive community-based venture that is funded through the joint efforts of private and public community agencies. Street Olympics operates under the direction of its Board of Directors who oversee the financial and operational functions of the organization.