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Who we are…

facebookACHIEVE Fort Bend County is a diverse group of business, community and education leaders throughout the county whose focus is to provide an interconnected system of sources to reduce dropout rates and provide opportunities for those citizens without high school diplomas.

We are passionate about sharing knowledge throughout Fort Bend County by:

  • Identifying programs and services to ensure students have an equal opportunity to succeed at school and in adult life.
  • Providing a clearinghouse of resources available to students, parents, educators and community at large.
  • Centralizing communication of news and events affecting our area youth.
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    Leadership High School Gets Kids Invested in Community

    Leadership High School, founded and run for 6 years by Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse (FBRC) and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, once again formed a partnership between youth and the community. Leadership High School provides youth with
    a practical, hands-on overview of how a community operates and gives them a lens to see their future and take on ownership. Sixty sophomores delved into the business of running a community, working in fields of engineering, medical, law enforcement, welding, HVAC, financial management as well as cultural and social needs. “I tell them all, ‘You are going to work real hard for the next fifty or sixty years; get an education so you have options,” said John Robson, COO of FBRC and Achieve Fort Bend board member. The teens also have fun, playing paintball, canoeing, making videos, and launching water balloons, Next year, fifteen more slots will open at the new Fulshear High School. If someone you know would like to be a part of Leadership High School, have them see their school counselor or call Fort Bend Regional Council. The best part of all? It’s it’s free!

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    For more than 20 years, Fort Bend County has hosted the “Walk with Pride Shoe Program” in collaboration with various contributors including charitable organizations such as Exchange Club of Sugar Land.

    Each year before school begins, children of low income families can register to receive a free pair of shoes from select Payless Shoe stores. Each eligible child receives one-on-one attention from a volunteer throughout the shoe selection process, and leaves with a new pair of shoes they can be proud of on the first day of school.

    This year we are doing things a little different. We’ll be at one location (University of Houston – Sugar Land Campus). Not only will the children walk away with a new pair of shoes but also school supplies.

    We are in search of great volunteers like yourself and your family (Ages 15 and above). Spend the morning helping children find a new sense of pride for their first day of school. It will be an experience that will change the way you feel about school preparation shopping. You will always remember the look of those smiling faces as the pair of princess or superhero shoes slip right on as if it was made just for them.

    Walk for Pride
    Saturday, August 15 – Two Shifts (8 am – 11 am and 11 am – 2 pm)
    University of Houston – Sugar Land Campus
    We will also need your T-Shirt Size

    Please contact Tran Pham Rich at tranzam99@hotmail.com or 281.265.1042.

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    Dollars for College: A Student Financial Planning Toolkit – See more at:

    http://gradnation.org/resource/dollars-college-student-financial-planning-toolkit