Letters have gone out to supporters of the Fifth Ward Enrichment program and it’s not good news.
The letter indicates because of financial problems officials with the 30 year old program will have to evaluate the future.
Some of the options are merging with another program, sponsorships, or shutting it down.
Here’s more about the Houston staple:
The Fifth Ward Enrichment Program Incorporated (FWEP) is a youth leadership and development program for at-risk males, ages 12 – 19, located in one of Houston ‘s most economically depressed neighborhoods.
FWEP’s core program ‘The School-Based Projects’ truly defines the holistic approach to youth development that FWEP embraces. This project is housed in five schools in the Houston Independent School District ‘s (HISD) Northeast District and provides site- coordinators who monitor school activities, interact with teachers and administrators, and coordinate daily, after-school activities. The site-coordinators are responsible for the delivery of the life skills curriculum, home visits, and individual/group counseling sessions. The site coordinator is recognized by the school’s youth as their mentor “on campus”.