Tom “Tommy” Robinson founds a 501(c)(3) Christian home for boys with the help of Houston area friends and colleagues. He also donates 10 acres of land in Hockley, Texas. His wife, Mrs. Tom Robinson names the organization “Boys Country.” The initial campus includes three mobile buildings, a metallic building and its first dormitory under construction
Construction begins on a nearby 40-acre Girls Country campus.
Plans are initiated to pilot an Independent Living Skills Program for older youth who have completed their adolescent years at Boys and Girls Country. The Independent Living Skills Program is later renamed the College and Career program. Thanks to generous continuing scholarships, all students who graduate from high school at Boys and Girls Country will now have the opportunity to be sponsored through trade school or college and into a first job
Boys Country and Girls Country are combined and the organization is renamed Boys and Girls Country of Houston, Inc. Each cottage is set up to accommodate eight children. Houseparents and relief staff start a comprehensive training program to focus on the changing needs of our children.
Boys and Girls Country launches a $6 million capital and endowment campaign to enable capital improvements to the campus as well as strengthen our endowment — a vitally important step in ensuring the financial health of our Home.
The Penny Loyd Student Life Center opens in August, serving as a hub for campus activities — from education to recreation.
Ground is broken on the first of of 11 re-built cottages on campus in order to provide new, energy efficient cottages with the improvements we desperately need for our children and our teaching parents.