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.
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.
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
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!
A wonderful organization completely dedicated to helping young people succeed. I fully support the goals of HUT, the staff and students!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
A great organization that is helping kids gain real world skills through experiences and interactions with the community.
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!
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!