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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to create a core-value based environment that introduces high school students to a broader world view through ideas, experiences, people and a network of support outside of their communities to develop critical thinking skills and create a clear path of career trajectory which will serve them throughout their lives.

Results: 15 students from last year's program have entered Higher Up Texas Phase II as they continue off to college and other occupational endeavors.

Target demographics: High School Seniors learn and engage in the important aspects of adulthood.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25

Geographic areas served: Dickinson High School

Programs: A variety of foundations and individuals from different backgrounds educate students about the importance of finances, networking, mental health, cultural awareness, business etiquette, and much more that will encourage and propel their future.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Ashley Helms

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being a speaker twice now for the seniors at Higher Up Texas. The work this organization is doing for these kids is absolutely amazing and something I wish I had when I was in high school. The students are always engaged and learning real life skills. I can not recommend this organization enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

HUT has influenced my decisions in life in such a positive way. With everything that we learned, it has allowed me to not only make educated decisions, but it has also taught me about myself an others. I am very appreciative of what HUT has provided me with and what they will assist me with in my future.

1 Manish M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen Higher UP Texas since day of inception and have seen it growing. I have worked with many non profits but HUT stands out. The idea of helping underprivileged kids to be ready for college and world has been talked about earlier but never ever I have seen such methodological work and seen actual results in first year! 5 * to HUT and one more to Hillary Gramm

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Higher up has played a huge role in my life. It has helped me be the best me by giving me all the help I need. Even after high school I know I can reach out and get help with whatever I’m having trouble with!

1 Arlis.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization completely dedicated to helping young people succeed. I fully support the goals of HUT, the staff and students!

2 Steph H.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to watch this nonprofit grow from a vision to reality over the past several years. These students, through the HUT program, are exposed to adult issues outside their comfort zone and are given skills to navigate adulthood past high school graduation. The community support and involvement is out of this world. Students are receiving services not only to graduate but to plan and succeed in the world in front of them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was apart of the first group with HUT and all I can say is WOW! HUT taught me very valuable life lessons and gave me wonder advice that has helped me get through adversity. When we first started I didn’t fully understand the program but as the first few meetings went by I began to love the program. I am forever appreciative of the HUT leaders especially Mrs. Gramm she is just amazing!

1 Jose Serna

Client Served

Rating: 5

Higher Up Texas matured me and has taught me that I’m able to do things I never thought I could. The skills I learned there have helped me to my college life. The networking opportunities and the safety net of support they provide are amazing and truly help the students that take a part in it.

2 Kevin Patrick G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping HUT was one of the best volunteer experiences I've ever had. I was able to connect with a younger student and help her. It was rewarding and everything I hoped. This is an organizion run by great people

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Client Served

Rating: 5

HUT is a great program that not only helps you in high school but even after you graduate. Being part of this program has opened so many doors and opportunities for my future. All of our core values play a major role in my life and have helped me to persevere as I take on this new chapter of my life.

2 Tonia Rene G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Khambrel Foundation has the pleasure of visiting with Higher Up Texas sharing our kindness initiatives to better the lives of those living in Galveston County. One of our projects is creating kindness rock gardens with kind sayings throughout the area creating kindness communities and encouraging youth to practice social responsibility. Higher Up Texas is bringing an array of resources to help prepare youth to build on life's dreams. Tonia Griffin - Khambrel Foundation

2 Karl Wankowicz

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an active community advocate, I am exposed to and involved with a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations.
HUT truly stands out to me for the shear practicality of it’s purpose.
The value of this program transcends racial and socioeconomic factors and cuts right to the heart of what should be of value to all of us....become better people.
I thoroughly enjoyed being a speaker and having the opportunity to get to know the students and organizational staff of this amazing initiative.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Higher Up Texas is an amazing program that educates our youth and helps them adapt and get used to how the real world actually is. It helps them set goals and prepare for the great future's ahead of them, and I can't think of any other group thats more hands on than HUT! They have a class the kids go to, where they try to help as much as they can, and it's really admirable. Definitely a group worth looking into and donating too!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Privileged kids are often endowed with ample opportunities and the means to go to college and/or embark on glorious careers.
Our kids at HUT are not privileged - but they are as American as anyone else, and deserve to be availed the same opportunities. They're just as good and smart as the privileged kids, but not much enabled, often due to socioeconomic reasons. Too many are stuck in a rut and it's not their fault.
That's where HUT comes in: helping our kids understand that they can, and how they can get and stay on-track for very successful and fulfilling lives after high school graduation.
G-d Bless HUT and the great value it brings to the citizens of the Dickenson area community!

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Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization that is helping kids gain real world skills through experiences and interactions with the community.

3 gmagalhaes

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a remarkable organization that strives to propel students to reach their highest potential in their educational, personal, and professional endeavors. Every student needs to be a part of an incomparable organization such as Higher Up!

3 robyn_reichle

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I used to work as an AVID Tutor in Dickinson High School and had the amazing opportunity to witness Higher Up Texas (HUT) teach these students all about life and the real world. Everything from finances to how to speak to an employer, they did it all and these students were EXCITED to meet the new speakers, go on field trips, and get enriched in every area f=of their life! I even took how some nuggets of wisdom for myself and learned self-advocacy and the importance of building an elaborate professional network. I HIGHLY recommend HUT to any student, parent and teacher!