Buzz from the Hive – Summer Newsletter

September 1, 2015

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Summer Newsletter

Bee Busy Helped Students Have A Great Summer

Greetings,

I would like to personally thank the community for their continued support as we strive to bring prevention services to those most in need. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has been in business for almost15 years. Our community partners like the City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services and Bee Busy Wellness Center are an important part of our success.

This summer Bee Busy partnered with the Houston Parks and Recreation department to present a youth summit targeted to middle school students. We also held Rev It Up for HIV Awareness, a charity motorcycle ride; launched the “It’s Ok to be Me” initiative, encouraging positive self image; and many other activities reaching out to the community.

At Bee Busy, we continue to seek out new community partners and develop relationships to increase access to prevention education and treatment and care services. If you would like to support our efforts, please feel at liberty to contact me.

Darcy Padgett
Executive Director

Upcoming Events

September 4Friday

Roll Bounce Skating Party presented by Freedom Church

Lockwood Skating Palace

3323 E. Lockwood, Houston, TX 77026

 

September 15, Tuesday

It’s Ok 2 be Me — Seniors Edition

Pinnacle Senior Center
5525#5 Hobby Road, Houston, Texas 77053

 

September 23, Wednesday

Empire Season Premiere Watch Party

Bee Busy Wellness Center

8785 West Bellfort, Houston, TX 77031

Bee Busy G.O.A.L.S Summit

 

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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 G.O.A.L.S. (Great Options and Alternatives in Life) Youth Summit on Wednesday, July 15 on the campus of TSU.

Rev-It-Up for HIV Awareness

Charity Motorcycle Ride

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More than 100 motorcycle riders rumbled through Houston to take part in the 2nd Annual Rev-It-Up for HIV Awareness on Saturday, August 22 with proceeds benefiting Bee Busy Learning Academy and the Glass Slipper Foundation. The primary goal of this charity motorcycle ride is to bring attention to the disparity of HIV infection rates in communities of color.

It’s Ok 2 Be Me!

The initiative promotes acceptance among peers and encourages positive self image.

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#ItsOk2BeMe campaign is a new exciting, creative and innovative social media campaign designed to showcase the beauty of diversity and encourage positive self-image. Our official launch was Thursday, August 13th at the Covenant House Texas on 1111 Lovett Blvd Houston, TX 77006.

Bee Busy Offers Summer Camp to Area Youth

It’s Where You Want to BEE

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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!

2015 Bee Busy Education Award Recipient

Jailen Martin graduate of Dulles High School

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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!