• This is a graphic centerpiece for the 2024 County Connections Youth Summer Initiative

Congratulations, Grant Recipients!

  • County Connections Youth Summer Initiative 2024, funded directly by Harris County, supports nonprofit organizations that address the need for youth services during the summer. Funding for the County Connections Project is provided by Harris County and administered by the Center for Afterschool, Summer, and Enrichment for Kids or CASE for Kids, a division of Harris County Department of Education. Initiatives funded by the CASE for Kids County Connections program provide comprehensive summer programs, short-term projects, and summer camps hosted in-person or virtually from a variety of locations including schools, community centers, apartment complexes, and churches. 

    The nonprofit organizations listed have been awarded a County Connections Youth Summer Initiative 2024 grant award. This year, 87 organization applications were received requesting over $2.6M in funding across all four Commissioner Precincts. In total, more than $1.3M was awarded to over 50 organizations to provide engaging summer activities to sites across the county. The organizations listed on the following pages will provide diverse activities for youth during the summer month in 2024. Activities offered will include fine arts, academic enrichment, college exploration, and youth mentoring. Congratulations to all grant recipients! We are grateful to Harris County for their investment and support of out-of-school time programming. 

    Download the list of grant recipients


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About Us

  • The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, is a division of Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) that was formed in 1999. The vision of CASE for Kids is to ensure that every child in Harris County will have access to high-quality, expanded learning opportunities. CASE for Kids believes a quality out-of-school time program provides avenues for opportunities for youth to excel, explore and expand their horizons before school, after school, on weekends and during the summer. 

    For more questions, email ashley.hegeholz@hcde-texas.org