Help us help the children!
Welcome to the CCIC!
IMPACT CENTER HAS A NEW LOGO!
You can find us at this web-site or
wwwiimpactcenter.vpweb.com or www.texasimpact.org
We changed our logo due to we now services a larger area not just Cleveland
we have youth members from Splendora, Livingston, Conroe, Coldsprings, and
STILL DOING WHAT WE DO BEST "HELPING CHILDREN"
Impact Team celebrating Halliburton's Home Town Hero presentation.
Team work makes things happen!
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(936) 499-2632WHAT IS THE CCIC?
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to giving the youth of our community and the surrounding area an alternative to the dangerous temptations and sometimes addictive behaviors that are so readily accessible to all of us.
This organization came into being because of the inspiration and dedication of one woman, Brenda Myers, a drunk driver, and the Gifts from God that are our Children. We hope you enjoy the story of this woman's vision from God and how it's become a vision for many others.
In May of 2004, Brenda Myers was hit by a drunk driver. During her 2-year recovery, that included more bed-rest than anyone should ever be forced to endure, she began reading the and realized the children were dying younger & younger. As soon as she was moving around again, Brenda began passing out to the children in the community to find out their fears and what would keep them out of trouble. She has spoken with youth of various ages, from gang members to high school jocks, male and female; she ended up with over 3000 , and still counting. The answers were so shocking that she knew she had to do something about it immediately.
Brenda started and hosting events in her back yard in order to give these children something to do. These events are getting bigger and better as the years pass, with some attracting over 1000 attendees so far.
As the events grew, her Team began to grow too. With the helpful input of community, local businesses, and friends, it was realized that this group needed to become an official entity. This is why The Community & Children's Impact Center was established and in May of 2007, the CCIC received their official non-profit status.
During Brenda's Journey, she has met a lot of wonderful people within the Cleveland and surrounding communities, as well as people from other cities and states. These fantastic people have jumped in to help out simply because they were told that it would help our children; they are a part of Brenda’s Army of Angels and she will always be grateful to them. Being an ambassador forThe Cleveland Chamber of Commerce
, Cleveland Lions Club
, and Ladies Axillary @ The American Legion Post 393
, Brenda’s always looking to recruit new businesses so that they too can benefit from the efforts the Chambers put forth in order to promote their member-businesses. We have received a lot of support from the City of Cleveland
. Please, check out the Sponsor's, Thanks, Links page to visit our sponsors with websites.
The mission of this organization is to promote anti-crime and anti-drug youth functions for all ages, including special-needs children. We are pushing aggressively to take back our youth from the infestation of gangs and violence that they are subjected to on a daily basis. Our idea is, that if we consistently offer engaging activities that are also learning experiences for the youth to be involved in, then just maybe, the idle time they have, will be occupied and this will keep them off the streets and away from drugs and crime.
Our children are in dire need of a positive environment!
We will push hard as a collective group with a focused, common goal. We will not restrict ourselves to saving only one child, but will be involved in saving numerous children's lives each day. We will be working towards fostering within them upstanding, community-minded, productive individuals. We have the opportunity to have a DIRECT IMPACT on their lives. So do You! Join with us, we need you, they need you!
"READING ABOUT THE IMPACT CENTER'S JOURNEY WILL INSPIRE ANYONE TO ALWAYS BELIEVE IN THEIR DREAMS, NEVER GIVE UP, AND KNOW THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD AT YOUR SIDE." ~ Brenda Myers
CURRENT PLANS AND FUTURE GOALS
CURRENT & ON-HOLD ACTIVITIES:
We host these activities at various locations and post the information and directions when they are getting close on the calendar.
- Monthly Youth Nights, come join the fun on Friday nights! "3rd Friday of the month"
- Zero's To Hero's Program
- "Prayer Under The Pines"
- Impact Workshop
- Teens Helping Teens- Skits performed by the youth and headed by Youth Director, Monroe Matlock
- Nature's Impact Program Impact Team & The United States Forestry Service
- Hug A Tree - Kiss A Fish Adventure Day.
- Annual Fishing Tournament (held in memory of Richard Hanks)
- Annual Mister & Miss Sweetheart Pageant
- Annual Texas Children's Music Festival
- Annual Maze Of Madness
- Prayer Under The Pines
- Bands and Bikers for Babies "Awareness for Violent Crimes Against our Children"
- Sing to the Seniors
These activities will and do provide positive interactions with like-minded individuals in one location and promote working and cooperating as a collective group in order to have a more powerful IMPACT in the community. During these times we will promote a healthier lifestyle and a maintain a positive environment for our youth and other visitors.
WHEN OUR YOUTH CENTER IS A REALITY
Our plans for what we will do inside of our future youth center are as follows, with room for improvements as the center and its activities come into being. We plan to have a many activities the "Wonderland Of Resources"
- Real Deal Reading Center
- Twice-Monthly Saturday tutorials
- Crime Watch Program
- Helping Hands Program
- Work Source Center
- A year-round, youth-driven Bible study
- A Gardening Area for Seniors and the Community
- Special Activities for Special Needs Children
- Impact Cheer leading Team
- Recreational Area- Small theater for acting and Singing
- Photo Shop
- competitive Competitions with a variety of categories.
- Food Drives to feed the hunger
- Camping Trips
- Collaboration with other non-profits in same location for a greater impact
- Exercise Program
DID YOU KNOW...?
- Because of our constant surveys, we are able to keep "tuned into" the point of view of our youth. Questions are sent out to them and their friends on a regular basis; when we publish the answers, prepare to get some insight that you may not have had access to at any other time.
- We Feed the Hungry by having bake sales or other fund raisers that raise the funds so that we can bless ones who have need. Although the goal is to do this year-round, currently, we have been able to provide only at the holiday season.
- We Ring the Salvation Army Bell at Christmas time. Please look for us!
WE NEED SPONSORS ALL YEAR LONG!
CCIC hosts, or participates in, several events throughout the year and we are always in need of Sponsors to help out with the expenses. Our Events Calendar has some annual events but is often updated to include any new ones on the horizon! We add to the calendar according to the requests of our Youth, of our Board, or our Community. If we can pull it off, and it will benefit the Kids in the long run, we’ll do it if at all possible!!!
Please look over the Events Calendar and decide which one(s) you would like to sponsor. When you help to sponsor a event, trust that YOU will be DIRECTLY IMPACTING the life of a child and helping to shape who he/she is in the future by helping out now.
Please sign up on our Contact List (form coming soon, please call or email) so that we can contact you when we are looking for more Sponsors. As thanks, your name will also be added to this website for everyone to see!
If you would like to donate to any of these special events it's a wonderful tax write off and you will be remembered forever by the many children you have helped. These children are depending on us. Please Help Us Help The Children! It takes a lot of money to put these events together. Any donations we receive will go to a great cause.
We are in dire need of this youth center!
We are moving in the right direction by having purchased a small parcel of the land on the South edge of Cleveland and we have the plans for our office building drawn. All we are waiting on now is to get the additional land for the youth center building. Zachery Construction employees are already prepared to help us with the construction of our youth center if we can get all the materials. Can you help in any way?
"I'm not sure what's at the end of this rainbow, but I do know there are some very important lessons to be learned: Never give up on a dream, never let people tell you it can't be done, always dream big, trust in God, work hard, and your dreams will come true." ~ Brenda
Get involved today, call Brenda at: (936) 499-2632
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