HARRIS COUNTY STREET OLYMPICS
The Street Olympics is a non-profit organization that encompasses a network of recreational, educational and health programs primarily serving youth between the ages of 6 and 16. During the summer, Street Olympics programming is dedicated to the Summer Games, Discovery Camp, 3-on-3 Basketball, and Final Event. Each program is hosted by multiple youth agencies in neighborhoods across the county.
From aspiring athletes to future environmentalists, the Street Olympics has something for everyone.
The Street Olympics teach life and leadership skills to our youth while promoting healthy relationships and habits, all of which help build lasting bonds in our community.
Our recreational activities provide a good source of exercise and group activities while promoting teamwork in a healthy, competitive atmosphere.
Our educational activities creatively engage our youth to teach them the value of knowledge and education.
We’re lighting the torch to mark the beginning of this year’s Street Olympics, a decades-old tradition here in Precinct One that provides fun, exercise, and community for young people in our region.
2022 Kickoff Press Conference
June 13, 2022
A Message from Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Since 1986 street Olympics programs have inspired thousands of Houston area youth and young adults with positive educational and social opportunities all of which lead our next generation to make healthy, constructive choices in life.
It is an honor and privilege to take the Street Olympics torch passed on by my dear friend the late Commissioner El Franco Lee, who founded the program. In his honor, we all want to continue the vision of providing young people educational, social, health, vocational and recreational services aimed at empowering them to lead our society to a better tomorrow.
Our work is possible thanks to our long-term public and private partners and supporters, including Harris County Community Services Department, Baylor College of Medicine Teen Clinics and the Houston and Aldine Independent School Districts. The Street Olympics programs continue to serve and flourish because of our supporters.
Also a special thanks to our program employees and volunteers – including those that are from participating agencies – for serving as educators, mentors and positive role models. We cannot do it without all of you!