Mercy Project started the BCS Marathon in 2011. Mercy Project’s founder/executive director, Chris Field, and his staff put on the race each year.
Mercy Project, based in Bryan/College Station, is working to eradicate child slavery in Ghana, Africa. To do this, they are implementing economic development projects in various villages and communities in Ghana where an estimated 7,000 children work as modern day slaves. These new economic opportunities give an alternative to the forced child labor present today. To learn more, visit www.mercyproject.net.
Twin City Mission Youth and Family Services
Twin City Mission Youth and Family Services offers two programs in Bryan and College Station: STAR Program (Services-To-At-Risk Youth and families) and UCAP Program (Universal Child Abuse Prevention). They help parents deal with the day to day issues that come from raising kids and their goal is to keep the family together by providing counseling and community education services.
Bryan and College Station ISD’s Education Foundations
Bryan and College Station ISD Foundations, established in 1999, were created to serve as a catalyst for uniting our schools and communities. Tax-deductible gifts made to the Foundations encourage academic excellence by providing funding not available through local, state and federal sources. Both Foundations fund creative, innovative activities in individual classrooms; award senior scholarships; and recognize and reward campus- and district-wide projects which positively impacts staff and student success.