Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Rain outside, Sunshine inside as Kids get school supplies



NAVASOTA—The threat of inclement weather did not stop kids and families from participating in Grimes County’s Back-to-school Health and Safety Day on Tuesday afternoon.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley and Chi St. Joseph Health made sure that children of Grimes County have a great start to the new school year with many of their school-related needs. Because of a grant and donors, over 400 backpacks and school supplies were distributed to children in grades K-12.

Participants were also treated to a light-bite lunch, health and safety demonstrations.

SFBV’s Program Coordinator for Grimes County, Chasitdy Love handed out brochures and  goody bags to parents.  Love also talked to parents about the new project which will help individuals to maintain healthy relationships, parenting and family financial management.

The program is scheduled to start in October.



Kids get school supplies, Parents get resources at Back-to-School Blast


CALDWELL—Hundreds of children braved the summer heat on Tuesday to pick up new backpacks and school supplies at Burleson County’s Back-to-School Blast.

Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley teamed-up with Copperas Hollow Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, local businesses and churches to make the event possible.

Holly Narro, SFBV’s Program Coordinator for Burleson County, spoke to parents about the new project which will seek to provide couples and individuals with the tools they need to create and maintain healthy families.

The classes are scheduled to start in October and will also be held in Brazos, Grimes, Madison and Robertson Counties.



Kids, Families Line Up for Family Funfest



COLLEGE STATION–Hundreds of families participated in the Back to School Family Funfest last night at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley gave away over 100 backpacks, each filled with cool gadgets and brochures about the project.

Nancy Winn, Program Coordinator for Brazos County talked to parents about the new project which is schedule to start in October.  “ I spoke to hundreds of parents and informed them about our project that will help them to maintain healthy families,” Winn said.

Children were also treated to free health screenings, finger-printings, games and activities.

The event was sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, Texas Department of Transportation, Chi St. Joseph Health, Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Coalition.

Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley holds reception in Navasota


Navasota—Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Family and Community Health Unit introduced a new program, “Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley” (SFBV) to Grimes County service organizations, city and county residents.

Program Manager Laurie Naumann explained what the program would explore and goals of the program regarding healthy relationships, parenting and family financial management.

This will be the first program conducted in the Brazos Valley and classes are also being held in Brazos, Burleson, Madison and Robertson Counties.


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Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Humans Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant #90FM0099. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.