The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and The Fred & Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, December 3, dedicating the new recreation center made possible by the 2011 FBJSL Charity Ball’s proceeds.
Parks Youth Ranch was established to address an identified gap in services for abused, at risk and homeless youth in Fort Bend County. In February 2011 the 90-day emergency youth shelter and counseling center opened and is serving youth between the ages of 13 to 17 years of age. The ranch houses three facilities: The George Counseling Center, a temporary shelter and a new recreation center. Referrals come from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Juvenile Probation or the community.
For more information on the Fred & Mabel R. Parks Youth Ranch, please visit their website at www.parksyouthranch.org.