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Generation One

Off Campus

Who We Are:

Generation One’s Christ-centered, holistic ministry serves to champion systemic change in the education system, specifically, in early childhood education. Our goal is to create an equitable landscape, that allows for equal opportunity to learn and grow, no matter what zip code a child lives in. Our vision is to impact the future of Houston by empowering children to reach their fullest potential.

What We Do:

For 13 years, we have served the children and families of the Third Ward, an under-resourced population living among high crime and poverty. The effects of poverty and a detrimental environment create deficits in development for children, age zero to five years, which cause greater problems later in education and in life. Working with families and children, early in the lives of the children, we are creating opportunities for these children to learn, to grow, and to thrive. Our ministry includes:

  • Generation One Academy, tuition-free early childhood education center;
  • Step It Up, after-school and summer program; and
  • Empowered Families, emotional support/therapy/counseling for children and families.

Our holistic model, driven by trauma-informed and social-emotional learning, runs through each of the three programs. Generation One provides children from age two through middle school with a consistent foundation for success in the critical years of education.

Get Involved:

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Projects Team

Opportunities for the Projects Team are available any day Monday – Friday as well as some Saturdays, helping with the facilities or projects around Generation One. Volunteering with our facilities can involve cleaning and organizing, handyman work, or any kind of task that keeps our building looking pretty and ready for all events and day to day activities.


We are seeking mentors for our youth, age 3rd grade and up. We ask mentors to meet with mentees at least once a month and to communicate at least once a week. Mentors make a minimum commitment of one year.

Step It Up After School Program

Step It Up serves youth, K-8th grade, with enriching activities, while helping to ensure academic success and leadership development. Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Committing to one weekly shift, Monday through Friday, 4:00pm- 6:00pm
  • Working with students ranging from Kinder to 5th grade
  • Helping develop leadership in our youth from 6th to 8th grade
  • Partnering primarily through tutoring and additional relationship building in the game room

Generation One Academy

Early education Teacher Assistant Volunteers assist classroom teachers with lunch duty, rest time, and reading time. Classroom volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have valid background check on file.

Prayer Team

Our Prayer team is for all who would join us in lifting all our needs, and praises to the Lord. We believe in confidently coming to the Lord as He is our provider, and continually walking in His will. If you would like to join us as a prayer warrior, we would love to add you to our monthly email.

To get involved, contact or 713-654-8008.

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Generation One’s Christ-centered, holistic ministry serves to champion systemic change in the education system, specifically, in early childhood education.

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