The mission of the Sapphire Butterflies is to inspire excellence and empower all inner city youth and teens to feel comfortable and confident not only in themselves but to have influential and positive impacts throughout their lives.The Sapphire Butterflies originated in the hearts and minds of our youth and teens. The idea is to build an organization for the inner city/at-risk youth in the community and to garner broad based support among Houston’s schools and parents in these communities.The Sapphire Butterflies Organization (SBO) was established June 10, 1994 as a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. This organization was established to educate and help build a positive and caring character in our youth of today. The goal of SBO is to promote programs that will be cultural effective to our youth as we as parents and a community address the issues related to bullying, low self-esteem, teen abusiveness, teen pregnancies, and gangs.
As art programs are slowly being removed from our schools, our idea is to have a program that will not only inspire our youth to make a positive choice based on facts of what is going on in the society in which we will live, but to have a program that will bring back the Arts programs where each child can basically make their world a stage where they can be as creative in either dance, theater, cooking, and even music.
We are looking for Fund-Raising Board members that can play a key role in soliciting funds, in-kind donations, and pro bono services for this organization as well as encompassing not only the financial aspects of one-on-one solicitations, special events fund-raising, and other methods, but also bringing resources and skills into the organization through your own network to further the mission of the organization.
Please be mindful, this is NOT to develop a Governing Board, but strictly a Board for Fund-raising and your help will greatly be appreciate!
The Sapphire Butterflies Organization need your to help to make this organization a positive aspect to our community but, also our inner city youth and teens need your help to make this organization a success by fund-raising efforts to support programs to help them GROW!!!
We want to provide programs such as:
- Butterflies-N-Motion Dance Team
- Culinary Arts for Youth/Teens
- Fashion Design/Fashion Shows
- Character Development
- Codes of Conduct
- Developing Social Skills
- The Power of Good Social Skills
- First Impressions & Introductions
- Meeting New People and Making Friends
- Conversation Skills
- Demonstrating Courtesy & Respect
- Cell Phone Savvy
- High Tech Etiquette
- Dining Etiquette & Table Manners
- Grant Writing / Research
- Public Relations
- Business Development
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 30
- 2-3 hours that the volunteer can commit as needed
- Must be dependable, reliable, team player, and serious