A Little History
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.
Who We Are
Be A Champion, Inc. is managed by the founder (Jaron Barganier) and the co-founder (James Hong).
Jaron Barganier, Founder & CEO- Jaron serves as the Founder & CEO and Chairman of the Board of BE A CHAMPION, INC. since 2001. He is responsible for all program oversight and management. Jaron earned his Bachelors in Science at the University of Houston in May 2004 and a Masters in Public Administration at Texas Southern University in May 2006.
James Hong, Co-Founder & COO-James serves as the Co-Founder & COO and Vice-Chairman of the Board of BE A CHAMPION, INC. since 2001. He is responsible for all business operations and management. James earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Houston (Bauer College of Business) in December 2005.
The board of directors is responsible for establishing the direction of BE A CHAMPION, INC., exercising prudence in fiduciary oversight and corporate governance to carry out the purpose and mission of the organization.
Chairman of the Board: Jaron Barganier
Vice-Chairman of the Board: James Hong
Secretary: Ronnie Reitz
Director of the Board: Kevin Nelson
Director of the Board: Ryan King
Director of the Board: Matt Schirmer
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What We Do
*Operation times of Summer Programs vary depending on site.
Frequently Asked Questions
For registration and to log in to your Parent Portal, please visit EZ Child Track – Be A Champion, Inc.Champion Fuel Food ProgramIn May of 2014, BE A CHAMPION, INC. was awarded as a Contracting Entity/Sponsor with the Texas Department of Agriculture to provide the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). These programs are designed to provide nutritious snacks and meals to students participating in enrichment programs across Texas. BE A CHAMPION, INC. supports these programs with after-school enrichment programs and staff. Snacks and meals consist of all natural, fresh ingredients with no preservatives provided by our partner, Revolution Foods, Inc. At-Risk CACFP snacks and meals can be served if: -At least 50% of your school location is approved for free and reduced lunch for all youth up to 18 years of age. -Schools, community centers, day care centers, apartments and churches are all qualified locations for service. Though the Champion Fuel Food Program, students perform better in school as they consume healthy, fresh, well-balanced meals each day along with homework assistance and after-school enrichment programs. We currently server approximately 10,000 meals a day. For more information, please visit the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Programs at
www.squaremeals.orgLittle CoogsBe A Champion Little Coogs Program began in 2002 in partnership with the University of Houston. The program caters to past, present, and future Cougars of today. As an outreach program, it organizes events and programs to youth providing exposure to a college campus and game day experience. The program is supported by generous sponsors and alumni from the University of Houston and corporate partners, allowing thousands of kids to attend UH sporting events each year. Through the program, we offer campus facility tours, academic incentive programs, drug awareness, motivational speaking, hospital visits, food drives and youth tailgating parties. Each game's tailgating party serves 1,500 kids.
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The Little Coogs tailgate location has changed and is now located SHASTA KIDS ZONE.
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BE A CHAMPION, INC. has been serving the greater Houston community since 2001. Through its many outreach and enrichment programs, the youth of Houston have better opportunities to have nutritious and academic futures. We need your help to ensure that no youth is denied an opportunity to participate in our programs because of a lack of funding. Thanks to hundreds of generous donors, corporate partners and grant funding, BE A CHAMPION, INC. has been able to increase program offerings to more of our youth each and every year. Please consider donating to build champions for the future!
BE A CHAMPION, INC. is proud to have many program partners throughout the years. Without the partnership and collaboration, our programs would not be as successful as they are. If you would like to become a program partner, please click below.
It is the support of our hundreds of volunteers and donors that we are able to give back to our communities. When you volunteer, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful change in our communities. If you would like to become a BE A CHAMPION, INC. volunteer, please click on the link below or contact us at 281-833-3129 or email@example.com
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