Youth Leadership Texas

Youth Leadership Texas Young people supporting the community through group service to underprivileged and at-risk youth. Youth Leadership Texas has a five-year history of service to the community.

We have diligently provided services in the line of food, clothing, and fun events that promote physical activity for children who are either underprivileged or considered at-risk. We have prided ourselves in successfully conducting food drives where we request specific food items designed to fit and meet the needs of the projects we are working on. For instance, we held a 3-day food drive our first year and collected enough snack foods to provide 200 children who were being housed in the Star of Hope Women and Family Shelter in downtown Houston with a snack back every Sunday in the month of September. We recognized the need for assistance because children generally get hungry after dinner and in the shelter, they eat early on Sundays which leaves Sunday nights foodless until the next morning when the children go to school. Our snack bags filled the need for evening snacks for those children. We have held Christmas parties several years where several companies sponsored us each year and provided us with enough toys for the children in attendance to receive a gift. We serviced 135 children our first year and we had enough toys left over to go out to a daycare center and drop off for the owner to hand to children they knew were in need. Our efforts have not only been on children, but on the community as a whole. We held a cleanup project three years ago where 25 of us walked down West Orem at Hiram Clarke Road and picked up all of the trash on the street and the median between Almeda Road and South Post Oak Blvd. The neighborhood CITGO station owner treated us to homemade cheeseburgers and fries with drinks and water included! We are hopeful this year to continue our efforts with many useful and successful projects and are hopeful that many more will join in to either volunteer or to support our efforts. We feel that providing services to the community not only helps the community as a whole, but it also helps those who are volunteers within the organization.

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Youth Leadership Texas's cover photo
07/05/2019

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Click here to support Child Victims of Bullying organized by Sheila Lavallies Murray
05/21/2019
Click here to support Child Victims of Bullying organized by Sheila Lavallies Murray

Click here to support Child Victims of Bullying organized by Sheila Lavallies Murray

For the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of episodes of child violence in our country. There have been quite a few in our city of Houston and neighboring cities and towns that have caused me to take a step back and ask what I can do to help alleviate some of the pain with...

Youth Leadership Texas's cover photo
05/21/2019

Youth Leadership Texas's cover photo

05/21/2019
Click here to support Child Victims of Bullying organized by Sheila Lavallies Murray
05/21/2019
Click here to support Child Victims of Bullying organized by Sheila Lavallies Murray

Click here to support Child Victims of Bullying organized by Sheila Lavallies Murray

For the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of episodes of child violence in our country. There have been quite a few in our city of Houston and neighboring cities and towns that have caused me to take a step back and ask what I can do to help alleviate some of the pain with...

05/14/2019

Youth Leadership Texas will sponsor a party for 20 children who have been bullied. The 4-hour event will be held at Urban Air Pearland in July 2019. Please inbox me with the appropriate information - child's name, age, address, parent's name, cell phone/home phone number, school the child attends and the grade. The deadline for referrals is June 1st, 2019. Please only refer those children who have been victims to bullying. I have started a GoFundMe page - Child Victims of Bullying where you can make your donations for this event. You can also inbox me at my page - Sheila Lavallies Murray. THANKS!!!!

01/18/2019

I was a government employee for over 20 years with the state (The Texas State Commission for the Blind, The Texas Rehabilitation Commission, and The State Attorney General's Office). In an effort to give back, I would like to request your help in collecting food to supply impacted families in the southeast Houston area who are a part of the government shutdown. ON SUNDAY, January 20th, 2018 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and MONDAY, January 21st, 2019 (Martin Luther King Day), from 9 a.m. throughout the day, at 4411 Tareyton Lane, Houston, TX 77047, The Walk In My Shoes Foundation, my family and friends will begin collecting non-perishable food items to pack in boxes to be delivered to those individuals who are unable to work or who are working and not getting paid. These are tough times for all, but please, please, please consider bringing non-perishable items, i.e. rice, beans, canned goods, peanut butter, jam/jelly, mayonnaise, cereal, macaroni & cheese, cake mixes, canned juices, tuna, canned chicken, canned salmon, instant mashed potatoes, hot cereal (i.e. - grits, cream of wheat, malt-o-meal, etc.), sugar, salt, pepper, spices, flour, corn meal, cornbread mix (i.e. - Jiffy, etc.), pancake/waffle mix, pancake syrup, coffee, tea (instant or bags), creamer, crackers, potato chips, spaghetti/ macaroni/pasta, pasta sauces, etc. We will accept perishable food items for immediate release. If you bring meats (i.e. chicken, steak, pork chops, lamb chops, ribs, turkey), please make sure they are pre-packaged (not from the meat market), still frozen and that the date on the package is current. NO QUICK SELL OR REDUCED PRICE ITEMS, PLEASE. Frozen vegetables, frozen bacon, frozen sausage (pan or links), eggs, milk (1%, 2%, and whole, chocolate), margarine/butter, fresh vegetables (i.e. - celery, bell peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, oranges, apples, bananas (green only), potatoes, fresh vegetable soup mixes, cheese, and sandwich meats. THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE IMPACTED BY THE SHUTDOWN AS A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE MUST COME BY AND BRING YOUR GOVERNMENT I.D. and current Driver's License to be a recipient of a box. ADDRESS: 4411 Tareyton Lane, Houston, TX 77047. You can do this on either of the 2 days - Sunday, January 20th or Monday, January 21st. God has blessed us all! It's time for us to be a blessing to someone else!

08/17/2018

We are only one week away from the BIG Back-to-School Rally! Tomorrow's meeting is crucial as we will be bagging all of the school supplies along with the door prizes, etc. Everyone's help is needed! We also need everyone at the meeting to discuss who will man which stations during the rally! All press releases have been mailed out along with notices to the area schools for their email blasts. Meeting tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. my house! Questions? Please call or inbox me.

We are two weeks away from our Anti-Bullying Anti-Violence Back-to-School Rally and we need school supplies to give to t...
08/09/2018
YLT Houston School Supplies Fund

We are two weeks away from our Anti-Bullying Anti-Violence Back-to-School Rally and we need school supplies to give to the children who attend. We have invited 22 area schools in the southeast part of Houston and we need your help.
This will be a day of learning, fun, and attending to the needs of kids. But, the missing link to our success is YOU! You can donate as little as $10.00 and as much as you'd like. Our time is running out to purchase, bag, and tag the supplies
that will be handed out on that day. Thanks for your consideration and assistance today!

DONATIONS NEEDED ASAP! All Donations received from this fund will be aimed at purchasing school supplies to give out to the students during the rally and for those without supplies when school begins this month. Our Site: www.ylthouston.com Our Phone: 713-391-9575

We are only 2 weeks away from Rally Day and we need your help to get the much needed school supplies for the 200+ kids w...
08/09/2018
YLT Houston School Supplies Fund

We are only 2 weeks away from Rally Day and we need your help to get the much needed school supplies for the 200+ kids we are anticipating servicing.

DONATIONS NEEDED ASAP! All Donations received from this fund will be aimed at purchasing school supplies to give out to the students during the rally and for those without supplies when school begins this month. Our Site: www.ylthouston.com Our Phone: 713-391-9575

08/08/2018

School supplies have started coming in! But, we don't have nearly enough to accommodate the number of kids we are expecting at the rally. WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We are only 2-1/2 weeks away from the rally. This is now crunch time for us. We are working frantically to have things in order by the 24th to rally on the 25th! School supplies will be distributed to roughly 200+ kids from 22 area schools in northeast Houston. WE NEED YOU!

08/03/2018

If you are far away from the city and wish to donate school supplies for the rally OR if you just don't have the time or energy to brave the stores to shop...get the CASH App on your phone. You can make a cash donation directly to $SheilaLavallies through the CASH app. We will then purchase the supplies for the rally in time to bag everything for distribution! Need a receipt? Just call me or message me. We are looking at about 200 to 300 young school-aged kids needing school supplies who will be attending our rally. We appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers. But we could us your help even more!

07/22/2018
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We are taking applications for our booths at the upcoming Anti-Bullying Anti-Violence Back-to-School Rally! The rally will take place at Gateway Community Church on Selinsky Street in southeast Houston on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Booths are $50.00 for a 6-foot table and 2 folding chairs. Forty-seven out of fifty booths are still available to businesses/organizations that are kid-friendly and family-friendly, i.e. toy businesses, beauty care businesses (beauty supply, AVON, Mary Kay, etc), lawn care businesses, beauticians/barbers, home healthcare businesses, seamstress businesses, nutritionists, child psychologists, pediatricians, insurance sales/brokers, sports teams, apparel shops, political organizations, daycare centers, after-school care businesses, medical businesses, tutoring services, home-service businesses (electricians, handy-men, painters), etc...No more than TWO (2) of each business-type will be accepted. SO, it's first-come/first accepted. NO SEXUAL BASED BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS OR HATE-ORIENTED BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS. No sales will be allowed at the rally, but you can schedule appointments, take contact information, and raffle off your services or products. You will need to bring a tent or large umbrella for your booth for protection from the sun. We are expecting roughly 500 kids and their parents to attend as we have invited over 26 schools and 36 area churches and are giving away free school supplies and free food! DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS AUGUST 10th, 2018. Please call 713-391-9575 for reservations. For full information, visit our website: www.ylthouston.com. Thanks!

07/21/2018

It is indeed my great pleasure to announce that Felicia Moon-Thomas and her wonderful group,"We Stand Black", have now become a part of our Rally Team! Yay, Felicia and We Stand Black!!!

07/19/2018

Just got a call from FoodTown Pearland! We are getting a giftcard to purchase the hotdogs for the rally!!!!! 120 jumbo hotdogs! Yipppeeee!!!!!

07/16/2018
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Thank you to all who attended yesterday's dinner meeting for the planning of the upcoming back-to-school rally! Thank you to my sons, Cameron Murphy, Sean Lavallies, Michael Lavallies, Jr., my husband, Reginald Murray, and our friends, Vernell Jackson, Kim Grant, Paulette Grant, Carol Gatlin and her twins - Kenya and Kayla (our newest members of YLT)! We had a very successful meeting on yesterday.

Our next meeting will be next Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. We are now six weeks away from Rally Day! WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESSFUL ONE! SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!!

Please check our website for a complete list of school supplies needed: www.ylthouston.com ! THANKS!!!

07/16/2018
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Commitment is something that is extremely vital to the success of ANYTHING we do in life. Whether it be our jobs, careers, hobbies, families, relationships, projects, etc., we need to be committed to the success of our efforts. Youth Leadership Texas is committed to providing a positive fun-filled experience for the children in southeast Houston as well as an informative one for both kids and parents. We need commitment from those who say they support us as well. We count on that support and we hope that those who say they will support will commit to do so.

Our biggest project of the year is fast approaching. The Anti-Bullying Anti-Violence Back-to-School Rally needs your support! We have promised to deliver school supplies on August 25th during the rally to all of the kids who attend! We need your help in achieving this goal. On our website, www.ylthouston.com, we have a school supplies list containing all of the items that can be purchased at our source-of-choice - Walmart. Of course, you may purchase school supplies from a dollar store, but good quality achieves great success. We want the kids to have a successful school year with the best that we can give them. We are needing school supplies by the end of this month - July 2018. Please let us know if you want to deliver or have us pick up from you! 346-763-5163. Thanks for your prayers and support!

07/15/2018

WOW!!! The blessings keep coming! We received 5 1-hour jump tickets from Urban Air Pearland for our raffle!

07/11/2018

PART THREE
YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEXAS
SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST 2018
ITEMS/PRICES FROM WALMART

Manilla Drawing Paper 70 sheets (small)…………….$1.27
College ruled Notebook Paper 150 sheets…………$ .82
Sharpie Ultra-Fine Permanent Ink Markers asst. colors
8+2 ct…………$5.97
Sharpie Chisel Highlighters asst. colors 12-ct……$5.47
Sharpie Chisel Highlighters asst. colors 4+1 ct…….$2.72
Post-It 3x3 Sticky Note Cube 400 sheets…………….$3.97
Pen+Gear 2-hole Sharpener………….…………………..$ .47
Paper Mate Ink-joy Retractable Ball Pt. Pens Black
16-ct……….$4.94
Paper Mate Profile Ball Point Pens asst. 8-ct……$4.97
BIC Cristal Ballpoint Pens 10+2 ct.
BLACK OR BLUE…………$1.17
Elmer’s School Glue Sticks 2-ct…………………2 for $1.00
Fiskars Scissors 5’ Blunt or 5” Sharp………………$1.47
Elmer’s School Glue 4 oz……………………….2 for $1.00
Fiskars Flip Sharpener………………………………..$1.00
Earbud Pouch…………………………..….....$1.00
Pen+Gear Gel Pens asst. 16-ct…..…………….$4.97
Swingline Tot Stapler……………..$2.44
Crayola Washable Watercolors 16-ct……………$2.97
CraZ Art School Glue 4 oz…………….………….$ .25
Caryola Take Note! Highlighters asst. 6-ct………….$5.97
Post-It Sticky Notes 4x6 3-pk.-ct………….…………$3.97
Crayola Take Note! Gel Pens asst. 6-ct…………….$5.92
Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils 12+2 ct……….$3.88
Expo Bold Chisel Dry Erase Markers 4+2 ct………$3.74
Pen+Gear Vinyl 1.5” 3-ring Binder……..……………….$3.36

07/11/2018

PART TWO
YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEXAS
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2018
Items/Prices from Walmart

Jumbo Neon Eraser asst. colors……..…..…..5 for $1.00
Papermate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil Starter Kit –
2 ct………….$3.97
Pen+Gear Mechanical Pencils 24 ct…..……$2.94
Pen+Gear Mechanical Pencils 50 ct…..……$5.44
Pink Eraser 2-ct……………………..…….…..$ .48
BIC Mechanical Pencils 10+2 ct………………..$1.67
No. 2 Yellow Wood Pencils 8-ct………….$ .47 - $ .97
Pencil Topper Erasers 25-ct. …………….…$ .57
Wide Ruled Notebook Paper…......................$ .82
Crayola Colored Pencils 12-ct……….……$ .97
Crayola Crayons 24-ct……………………..…..….2/$1.00
Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils 12-ct………….…$2.97
Crayola Classic Broad Line Markers 20-ct. ……..$4.97
Cra-Z-Art Classic Markers Broad Line 20-ct…………$3.72
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers Broad Line
10-ct…….$2.77
Crayola Classic Markers Broad Line 10-ct…………..$ .97
Black & White Wide-Ruled Composition Book….………$ .50
1-inch Binder asst. colors 3-ring……...…..…….$1.92
2-inch Binder asst. colors 3-ring………………..….$4.36
SunWorks Construction Paper 210 sheets………….$3.97
Plastic 3-prong folder………………….………..$ .50

07/11/2018

PART ONE:
YOUTH LEADERSIHIP TEXAS
School Supplies Needed For Back-to-School Rally
Items/Prices from WalMart

Composition Book Wide Ruled….………..…….. $ .50 - $2.47
Composition Book College Ruled………….….. $ .50 - $2.47
Spiral Journal………………………………..……….… $3.86 - $5.86
Non-spiral Journal Book………………..……….. $6.86
Spiral Student Planner……………………….…….. $7.87
Weekly Planner (medium)………………..…….. $7.84
Weekly Planner (small)……………………….……. $4.84
Notebook college ruled……………………….…. $ .50 - $1.97
1 Subject College ruled Notebook………….… $2.47
4-pack 1 subject notebook – college ruled… $2.47
BIC mechanical pencils 24+3 ct…………….. $3.64
BIC Combo Pack Velocity Pens………….………. $4.34
Erasers – 11-pack………………………………..….. $1.84
Highlighters………………………………..………… $1.37 - $4.97
5-Subject Wide Ruled Spiral Notebooks………… $2.97
Zebra Black Ballpoint Pens 7-pk…..$2.94
18-pk…..$5.32
Zebra Asst. Colors Ballpoint Pens 18-pk……….… $5.32
Sharpie Pens +2 Bonus (12 total)…..……………….$5.97
Papermate Flair Pens Asst. Colors……..….……..$11.97
BIC Gelocity 12+2 asst. colors……....…….….$11.94
Kinder Mat red 1” x 19” x 45”……….……..……$5.00
Manila Paper Pack 70 sheets Large………….….$2.47
Plastic pencil boxes asst. colors…………………$ .97
Folding Ruler……………………………………$1.00
Crayola Sharpener………………..……2 for $1.00

07/11/2018

Just picked up a donation of 1000 large clear plastic bags from Bud's House of Meats, 6730 Cullen Blvd. in Houston this morning! Wayne, the owner, has always supported our community service efforts and he didn't hesitate to do so again today! These 1000 bags will be filled with school supplies that we will distribute to the kids in southeast Houston on next month, August 25th, at the back-to-school rally! Please help us fill these bags!!!!

07/10/2018

Walmart is Y.L.T.'s official choice for school supplies shopping!

07/10/2018

Update on the rally: Crime Stoppers will present a 1-hour presentation on school safety and child safety issues! Yay!

07/05/2018

YLT has successfully acquired a location for our planned Anti-Violence Anti-Bullying Back-to-School Rally scheduled for Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.! We are pleased that Gateway Community Church has fully endorsed our proposal and plans are full scale underway! Our planning committee meeting is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 7th, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant located at S. Gessner Road and Highway 59. We are now in full speed ahead mode! AMEN!!!!

07/03/2018

BUSINESS OWNERS! If your business is kid-friendly/family-friendly, WE NEED YOU to showcase your product(s) at our upcoming Back-to-School Rally to be held in the southeast Houston area next month! We have a limited supply of space. So, we will only have 50 booths! Each booth will be supplied with a 6-foot table and 2 metal folding chairs and the rental will be $75.00 for the day! The rally begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. We are inviting the kids from 36 area churches and 22 area schools to attend this event! Although you will not be allowed to SELL items or services, you will be able to raffle off products for FREE in exchange getting contact information from individuals visiting your booth! The deadline for securing your booth space is August 4th, 2018! Your information will be placed in the program which will be given to all parents attending the event which will give your business even better exposure. Please call 713-391-9575 for more information. Thanks!

07/03/2018

YLT has successfully acquired a location for our planned Anti-Violence Anti-Bullying Back-to-School Rally scheduled for Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.! We are pleased that Gateway Community Church has fully endorsed our proposal and plans are full scale underway! Our planning committee meeting is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 7th, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant located at S. Gessner Road and Highway 59. We are now in full speed ahead mode! AMEN!!!!

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Youth Leadership Texas has an eight-year history of service to the community. We have diligently provided services in the line of food, clothing, and fun events that promote physical activity for children who are either underprivileged or considered at-risk. We have prided ourselves in successfully conducting food drives where we request specific food items designed to fit and meet the needs of the projects we are working on. For instance, we held a 3-day food drive our first year and collected enough snack foods to provide 200 children who were being housed in the Star of Hope Women and Family Shelter in downtown Houston with a snack back every Sunday in the month of September. We recognized the need for assistance because children generally get hungry after dinner and in the shelter, they eat early on Sundays which leaves Sunday nights without food until the next morning when the children go to school. Our snack bags filled the need for evening snacks for those children. We have held Christmas parties several years where several companies sponsored us each year and provided us with enough toys for the children in attendance to receive a gift. We serviced 135 children our first year and we had enough toys left over to go out to a daycare center and drop off for the owner to hand to children they knew were in need. Our efforts have not only been on children, but on the community as a whole. We held a cleanup project three years ago where 25 of us walked down West Orem at Hiram Clarke Road and picked up all of the trash on the street and the median between Almeda Road and South Post Oak Blvd. The neighborhood CITGO station owner treated us to homemade cheeseburgers and fries with drinks and water included!

With the growing incidents of violent bullying in our schools, we felt the overwhelming need to hold an Anti-Violence Anti-Bullying Rally in August 2018. We had several politicians who were running for election in 2018 and were represented during the rally and many children and their parents in attendance. Our message was clear “STOP THE BULLYING”! This year, we will begin publishing a monthly newsletter online - “The Jelly Bean Scoop” - which will focus it’s message of ANTI-VIOLENCE and ANTI-VIOLENCE on elementary and middle school-aged children. Our first issue will go public in June 2019 and we are terribly excited!!!!!

We are hopeful this year to continue our efforts with many useful and successful projects and are hopeful that many more will join in to either volunteer or to support our efforts. We feel that providing services to the community not only helps the community as a whole, but it also helps those who are volunteers within the organization.

Please visit our website: www.ylthouston.com for information about our organization and updates on our activities.

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