BBB Education Foundation
Silver Sleuth Program

The Silver Sleuth Program focuses on educating older adults about schemes, scams and fraudulent business practices in the ten counties we serve: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston, Brazoria, Waller, Wharton, Matagorda, Austin and Colorado. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please email Candy Twyman at ctwyman@bbbhou.org.

Texas SMP/Senior Medicare Patrol

The Texas SMP/Senior Medicare Patrol is a special program educating Medicare beneficiaries about fraud, waste and abuse. Funded through a grant from the Administration on Aging, the SMP program utilizes volunteers to provide educational seminars to beneficiaries. Interested volunteers can contact Barbara McGinity at bmcginity@bbbhou.org. Bi-lingual volunteers in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese are especially needed.  To visit the Texas SMP/Senior Medicare Patrol webpage, please click HERE.

Young Consumer Advocate Program (YCAP)

YCAP provides education to youth aged 16 to 22 on such topics as: travel scams, car buying, freshman credit, cell phones and renting with roommates. Volunteers are needed to make presentations to youth aged 16 to 22, in high schools, colleges and community groups. Training is provided and Power Point presentations are available. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed.

Consumer Awareness 101

The Consumer Awareness 101 Program focuses on educating consumers on: 1) how to avoid scams and fraudulent business practices, 2) understanding their basic consumer rights, 3) how to handle debt problems, and 4) realizing\e the real cost of doing business with cash advance and rent to own businesses. Training is provided and Power Point presentations are available. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed.

Interns

Unpaid internships are available throughout the year. If available, college students may qualify for a position during the summer under the Exxon Mobil Summer Jobs Program. Internships may include: research assistance, website design, program marketing and social work experience.