Youth Service Bureau receives Valero donation


Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau received a charitable grant of $15,000 from the Valero Benefit for Children this year, thanks to the Valero Texas Open golf tournament and associated events. 

“We are so grateful for the support that Valero is providing to the youth of Montgomery County,” said Karen Branch, YSB executive director. “This funding will support vital programs that are helping youth in Montgomery County grow into responsible adults. This funding will support mentoring, education and so much more for our youth.”

The YSB provides 10 different programs that all work to support youth and prevent delinquency. The programs are Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Alternative School for high school students, Youth as Resources, Teen Court, REINdear, Child Abuse Prevention Council, Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition, Inspire, JUMP mentoring and the Nourish Backpack program. Serving nearly 4,000 youth annually, the YSB has been in operation since 1971. 

Due to the incredible generosity of Valero’s business partners, donors and sponsors, $23 million in net proceeds from the Valero Texas Open will be distributed to agencies across the United States, supporting the work of hundreds of charity partners like the Youth Service Bureau.

For more information, visit the YSB website at or call Branch at 765-362-0694.