Exciting News for our Friends & Partners & Sponsors 

TFAA impactful programs
BTPBTH Summer Enrichment Camp
with iEducate and Catholic Charities
.This summer, The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA)'s Be the Peace Be the Hope partnered with iEducate for the second year in a row to offer a social and emotional art-integrated component to iEducate's STEM summer enrichment camp, which served over 300 4th and 5th grade students throughout 12 (Title 1) elementary campuses in underserved areas of Houston. It also partnered for the first year with Catholic Charities.

The BTPBTH program is comprised of social and emotional therapeutic workshops that use art and mindfulness to address the negative emotional, social, and environmental factors contributing to trauma, disengagement, delinquency, and academic failure. The program consists of over 30 activities that span eight sessions, which includes topics of self-discovery & safety, identity building, interconnection & nonviolent communication, overcoming trauma, building cooperation, and community development. 

In order to keep proving our BTPBTH social and emotional workshops to students, we need your support! We will be working with more kids and classrooms starting in Fall 2018, which requires supplies, snacks and dedicated expert facilitators and coordinators to lead classrooms.

Join us to make sure these children receive the social and emotional attention they need in order to thrive. Help us inspire our youth to find Peace and Hope!

Many thanks to H.E.B. and other private donors for helping support this unique summer program. Many thanks to our Summer dedicated team & volunteers comprised of Dina Al Bayati, Nadine Bandaogo, Eloisa Blum, Pranjali Davidson, Elena Ferrero, Eisha Khan, Kristina Olguin, Juliette Prehu, Sarah Anne Miorin, Karine Parker, Dimitri Pilenko, and Jose Rangel.
Adopt a Student and contribute towards their continued growth & development through workshops and scholarships. It costs $125 to send Alejandra through the Be the Peace- Be the Hope social & emotional healing arts program. Please help Alejandra recover from post-Harvey trauma, bullying, isolation and lack of hope.
Adopt a classroom for $2,500. 77% of H.I.S.D. students are underprivileged. A high percentage of these youth are isolated or detached from their environment due to todays threatening conditions (including bullying, gangs, extremists, child trafficking, poverty) and lack the education they need in order to survive and thrive.
Unveiling of Open the Door in
Houston Schools
The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts- Open the Door alliance program, unveiled various "doors" in three different H.I.S.D. schools, which concluded the Be the Peace-Be the Hope's (BTPBTH) Spring 2018 educational social & emotional workshops that was funded by the Greater Houston Community Center Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The campuses where the doors were permanently installed include: Sugar Grove Academy Middle School, Paul Revere Middle School, and Emerson Elementary. The installations display images of the students Messages of Hope they created in the last BTPBTH session to inspire Hope in students in Houston affected by Harvey as well as youth around the world who are in need of Hope. 

Additionally, four Open the Door "doors" were generously donated by the Texan-French Alliance to the Arts to Travis Heights Elementary School. These doors were installed for the past 5 years at the French Consulate's residence. The doors were unveiled during a ceremony at the Travis Heights Elementary on Friday, May 11. Many thanks to Travis Heights Principal Tom Day, Yvonamor Palix who introduced the Open the Door project to the school, The French Consulate, Travis Heights PTA, and our amazing volunteers, sponsors, and partners for making this event possible! 

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From a Space To A Place, Open the Door
and Be the Peace - Be the Hope honored at 
Sugar Grove Academy's
2018 International Festival 
The Texan French Alliance for the Arts and Sugar Grove Academy Middle School unveiled our recent collaborative educational & community From A Space To A Place & Open the Door project at Sugar Grove Academy on May 22. Many thanks to all of our facilitators, coordinators, teachers, volunteers, sponsors, and partners who made this event possible!

The TFAA's BTPBTH team worked with over 60 students at Sugar Grove Academy this past semester, guiding the students through our social and emotional healing arts and From A Space to A Place community development workshops. At the end of our sessions, the students completed a mural in the garden patio of the school, to serve as a visible reminder of the positive values they found during our program, as well as a celebration of their individual qualities. The students will present selected works they created during the program and share positive takeaways for their parents and peers.

This collaboration has lead to the creation of an Open the Door "door" that was presented and is currently installed at the school. The design features the messages of hope created by the students at Sugar Grove for their local community. 

The mural and door were unveiled at Sugar Grove Academy's International Festival with the support of Juliet Stipeche, the dynamic Director of Education for the City of Houston. The Festival featured a Spring Talent Showcase about cultural diversity as well as an international food festival.

Many thanks to everyone who helped celebrate these amazing achievements!
Thank You for attending BTPBTH's UNA/USA
"Wines Around the World" event  
A heartfelt thank you for all of you who attended the UNA/USA Wines Around the World event. 

Your generosity helped directly support BTPBTH's educational social & emotional program that focuses on therapeutic arts, mindfulness and community development for at-risk youth in underserved areas of                                                                         Houston! 
You are invited to attend Bastille Day Houston
July 14, 2018!

Celebrate Bastille Day this year at the Houston Polo Club

"Bastille Day will once again be a wonderful opportunity for the French community to celebrate its national day with its American and international friends!

We are excited to welcome you at the Polo Club where you will enjoy tasty food and wine and entertaining music in a festive atmosphere.

After the traditional (but short!) speech of the French General Consul, the party will continue with food trucks, French wine, a polo demonstration and of course, dancing!
Get your tickets today!"

Where: Houston Polo Club, 
    8552 Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77024
When: July 14, 2018 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.  
Tickets: $12-$25 

Get your tickets HERE 
Click here to find more information 
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