The Be A Champion Program provides nutritious meals and milk to over 1300 RYSS students each and every day. These meals provide an extra energy boost to our students in the late afternoon which helps with academic achievement. The extra meal also provides students with the fuel to continue their studies during tutoring and after-school activities. Our students are very grateful for this great program.


    Be A Champion, Inc. was founded in 2001 (formerly as All-N-One) as a way of reaching out to under-privileged youth in the Houston area through sports, education, and through motivational speaking. BE A CHAMPION, INC. was started by two former offensive linemen for the University of Houston, Jaron Barganier and James Hong. Barganier and Hong both felt that athletes should be positive role models for young people and wanted to provide a program to help facilitate a way for athletes to give back. The mission of BE A CHAMPION, INC. is to use sports mentoring, motivational speaking, education, and community service to enhance the development of our youth regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or creed. We hope that by doing so, our program will improve society as a whole, giving young people a chance at a better future.


    For information: www.bachamp.org

    For more information, please visit the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Programs at http://www.squaremeals.org/.