Our Programs
growing rural/growing SMART

Growing Rural/Growing SMART is an innovative program designed to create rural leaders for tomorrow. Our program uses service-learning activities that build skills in critical thinking and problem-solving, collaboration, innovation, character development, leadership, employment preparation, and youth philanthropy.

social entrepeneurship

The Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation (SEPA) program is a national award winning program developed in 2011 by the CROPS, Austin College, and the Texoma Council of Governments. SEPA is designed to increase youth leadership in underserved areas, particularly in rural America by harnessing the spirit of social entrepreneurism ...

art of the dollar

Art of the Dollar - Turn Your Words into Money - is a teen grant writing program that aligns with common core academic standards and generates funding for youth led service learning projects. The program teaches teenagers how to find, write and win grants through onsite workshops, day camps, weekend retreats, summer school, ...