Youth Initiatives

Amaka Child Care Center

The Amaka Child Care Center, a 4-star, Texas Rising Star accredited facility exceeding state standards for child care, is operated in collaboration with the YMCA and is located in the Butler housing community. Amaka provides affordable day care to low-income families who are working in job training who are involved in educational pursuits. Amaka Child Care Center is a “state of the art” facility with a capacity to accommodate up to 100 children.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth has local branches in two FWHS housing communities. The clubs at Butler Place Apartments and J.A. Cavile Apartments offer educational, recreational, cultural, and leadership programs for area youth. The organization also provides tutoring, mentoring, and social activities throughout the year.

Student Scholarships

Numerous public housing industry associations present annual scholarships to deserving high school seniors whose families are public housing residents or voucher program clients.


The Silhouette program is a girls mentoring group that was developed by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  The program was designed to provide young girls with leadership development, cultural, character building workshops.

For more information about these and other service offerings, please call 817-333-3524.