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2016 Street Olympics Events

April 14th, 2016:


6/10                Summer Games Kick-off

                         Mickey Leland Park, 10:30am-12:30pm


 

7/13-14          3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

                         Fonde Rec. Center, 10am-4pm


 

7/29                Splashdown

                         Johnnie Means Swimming Pool, 9am-1pm


 

8/5                  Street Olympics Final Event

                        NRG Arena, 9am-4pm

Learn To Swim Summer 2016

April 14th, 2016:

Summer Session 1 Begins 6/6/16

Class Selection Dates: May 31 - June 2

Summer Session 2 Begins 7/5/16

Class Selection Dates: June 28 - June 30
Before selecting a class, you must set up your personal user accounts for the Aquatics Portal and add your children to the account using the directions below.
Please note that your login name will be your email address and the system will create a password for you.  Please keep this information secure and protected.  We are available to answer any questions and assist you during regular business hours.  The office phone number is 713-748-7333. We suggest that you use this time to set up your accounts so that you will be ready when registration opens.  You will receive an email when the registration period is open and further instructions on how to choose and secure your class. Remember that you can only participate in one class per session. If you do not currently have a user account and password for the Portal, follow these steps to create a portal account that will enable you to register your children for classes: 1. Click here: http://apps.harriscountytx.gov/aquatics/AquaticRegistrationYouth.aspx. 2. Fill out the form as completely as possible. Several of the fields are required. In the Parent/Guardian Name: field under Household Information, enter your name. In the E-mail: field under Household Information, be sure to enter your e-mail address. You will use this e-mail address as your user id when you log into the portal to register your children for classes. 3. After completing the form, click Submit. Repeat steps 1-3 for every child you want to add to your account. Be sure to enter the same name in the Parent/Guardian Name: field and the same e-mail address in the E-mail field under Household Information that you used for your other children. This will ensure that your children are added to your account. 4. Check your email for confirmation of your user name and your new password. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and a portal password e-mail for every child you add to your account. If you do not receive an email, please check your “junk” folder. 5. Click the link in the email you received to access the portal’s login page. 6. Once you’ve accessed the login page, enter your user name and new password. (Reminder: Keep user name and password secured) 7. Once you access your portal page, click the History tab and verify that your children are visible in the Applicant Name column. 8. Simply close your browser to log off. 9. The next step will be the registration process.  This process will be explained in the email you will receive once registration is open. If you currently have a user account and password for the Aquatics Portal, you can add your children (not other adults) to your account by following these steps:
  1. Click here: http://apps.harriscountytx.gov/aquatics/AquaticRegistrationYouth.aspx.
  2. Fill out the form as completely as possible. Several of the fields are required. In the E-mail field under Household Information, be sure to enter the e-mail address you use to log into the portal.
  3. After completing the form, click Submit. Repeat steps 1-3 for every child you want to add to your account.
  4. Check your email for confirmation of your user name and your new password. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and a portal password e-mail for every child you add to your account. If you do not receive an email, please check your “junk” folder.
  5. Click the link in the email you received to access the portal’s login page.
  6. Once you’ve accessed the login page, enter your user name and new password. (Reminder: Keep user name and password secured)
  7. Once you access your portal page, click the History tab and verify that you and your children are visible in the Applicant Name column.

3-on-3 Basketball Championship Tournament Results

August 6th, 2014: 3on3

About 300 girls and boys – ages 7 to 17 -- on 75 teams competed in five age-group divisions in the two-day, single elimination tournament at Fonde Recreation Center.

In the previous five weeks, the youth practiced and competed at 45 neighborhood youth agencies.  The tournament players were the best of 500 youth who participated in 3-on-3 Basketball this summer.

Click here to read more  

List of exhibitors for the 2014 Bright Futures Fair

August 4th, 2014:

2014 Bright Futures Fair Exhibitors

AGENCY NATURE OF EXHIBIT
AECOM engineering & design
Alzheimer’s Association – Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter chapter services & health brochures
American Diabetes Association health literature
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans academic programs
Baylor College of Medicine Academy @ Ryan education
Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic adolescent sexual health
Bayou Preservation Association education
BBVA Compass Bank career
Bike Houston bicycle safety, free helmets & health benefits to cycling
Binkley & Barfield, Inc. career
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas health, wellness & educational
Boucher Design Group LLC architectural
Boy Scouts of America – Sam Houston Area Council youth scouting
Bria’s House pool & water safety
Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. career
CenterPoint Energy electrical safety & career presentation
Change Happens! Education
Children’s Defense Fund – Texas affordable healthcare coverage for children
City of Houston Health & Human Services youth health & educational games
City of Houston – Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office gang awareness
College of Healthcare Professions education information on AA/BA degrees
Community Health Choice, Inc. children’s health education/CHIP
Costello, Inc. design of civil structures
Crime Stoppers of Houston safety
Department of State Health Services prevention of animal bites and zoonotic diseases
Dr. Melonie R. Dutton, Pediatric Dentistry brushing instructions
Gateway to Care health education/CHIP
GGC Group Corp. health
Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network education on 9-1-1
Harris County Aquatics Program water safety & learn-to-swim
Harris County Attorney’s Office education & career
Harris County Community Services Department information on CSD programs
Harris County Precinct One Constables Office fingerprinting, motorcycle display & indoor soccer
Harris County Precinct Two Constables Office safety awareness
Harris County Department of Education – Cooperative for After School Enrichment education & activity station
Harris County Federal Credit Union financial education
Harris County Flood Control District flood control education
Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1 truancy & school related laws
Harris County Precinct One Discovery Camp animal & environmental education
Harris County Precinct One Horticulture Department horticulture education
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services youth obesity program
Harris County Public Library library services
Harris County Sheriff’s Office crime prevention display
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector voter registration & HCTO information
Harris County Watershed Protection Group environmental education & care of waterways
Houston Astros Astros information, interactive game & give-a-ways
Houston Community College – Central education
Houston Community College – Northeast education
Houston Community College – Southwest fall registration & give-a-ways
Houston Independent School District Food Services interactive nutrition exhibit & healthy eating for kids
Houston Museum of Natural Science discovery dome (inflatable planetarium)
Houston Police Department bullying & personal safety
Houston Public Library – Community Engagement HPL mobile express
IRWA Young Professionals oil and gas teaching & school supplies
Klotz Associates, Inc. civil engineering
Kool Smiles dental information for kids & adults
Lemonade Day Houston education
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) career
Maximus – Texas Health Steps/Texas Star managed care, wellness benefits & program services
M.C. Williams Engineering Academy education
McDonough Engineering Corporation engineering experience
METRO transit education & services
NASA Johnson Space Center NASA and its contribution to science and education
Office of Attorney General education & career
Perfect Teamplay, Inc. youth chess instruction and play
Project Row Houses arts programs, workshop information & face painting
R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc. career
Radio One of Houston/97.9, 102.1 & 92.1 education thru entertainment
Recipe for Success Foundation health & education
Safe Kids Greater Houston Water Safety water safety
San Jacinto College education
Spaulding for Children foster care & adoption
Stay Diverse introduce different cultures through interactive activities
Telemundo Houston price wheel
Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering engineer trailer
Texas Children’s Health Plan children’s health plan
Texas Children’s Hospital-Center for Childhood Injury Prevention child safety
Texas Medical Center cardiac ultrasound simulator & display w/ removable organs
The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) information about CAC
The Children’s Museum of Houston hands on activity to promote healthy lifestyle for youth
The Council on Alcohol & Drugs – Houston tobacco awareness
The Council on Alcohol & Drugs – Youth Connection drug prevention & no smoking display
The Ensemble Theatre season brochures & children’s programs
Touch of Keys Fine Arts view and touch musical instruments
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District water safety
United Healthcare health
United Healthcare Dental health
Walter P. Moore engineering experiments
Young Men’s College Preparatory Academy recruitment
 

Discovery Camps featured in local media.

July 24th, 2014: Discovery Camps at Alexander Deussen Park and Challenger Seven Memorial Park featured in local media. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/humble/news/discovery-camp-at-deussen-park-teaches-kids-about-the-environment/article_d89534bd-1fd4-52e9-b823-b52b4148fea7.html   http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Discovery-Camp-gives-kids-a-day-with-nature-5657272.php?cmpid=email-premium&t=0fcd97c825434ff43e

Street Olympics Summer Games gets off to running start in June

July 9th, 2014: In the Summer Games, youth at 90 sites operated by 40 participating agencies are competing in traditional street games such as kickball, hopscotch, Hula Hoop, jump rope, softball throw and foot races. The best athletes at each site qualify for an Olympic-style Final Event on Aug. 8th at NRG Arena. The Final Event also features the Bright Futures Fair, an educational opportunity for the young athletes to learn more about health, safety and careers. Click here to read more

Kids playing for championship

Houston Chronicle—July 17th, 2009: Houston Chronicle - Former basketball legends like Hakeem Olajuwon, Moses Malone and Clyde Drexler and current NBA players made Fonde Community Center their summer home for years, playing in highly competitive leagues. Read More »

Youth participate in ‘Street Olympics’

KTRK-TV—July 9th, 2009: At the Fonde Community Center near downtown Houston on Thursday, 52 teams of kids were competing for a spot in the upcoming Harris County Street Olympics. Read More »

Summer tradition kicking off Annual Houston Street Olympics get under way on Friday

Houston Chronicle—June 4th, 2009: Lighting the flame: The 23rd Harris County Street Olympics kick off Friday with the lighting of the Olympic flame. More than 80 boys and girls who will show off some of the Summer Games' sports and activities at Mickey Leland Memorial Park, 3701 Cavalcade St. Action gets under way at 10 a.m., with the opening ceremonies starting at 10:35 a.m. Read More »