THE ONES THAT STARTED IT ALL
WE OWE IT TO THEM
You often hear about student to teacher ratios, but what about student to counselor?
In 2014, HISD reported 700 students for every one guidance counselor. With help from Professor Ruth Turley at Rice University, Ericka and Garrett refocused the mission of
Project 88, to change that ratio in Houston public schools.
Garrett Graham was selected in the 2010 NFL draft by the Houston Texans out of the University of Wisconsin, . In 2013, Garrett recorded 49 receptions and five touchdowns tying teammate Andre Johnson for the most receiving touchdowns in the 2013 season. Off the field Garrett was nominated by his teammates for the 49th annual NFLPA Byron White Award, for outstanding community service. Garrett and his wife Ericka are proud to call Houston their home, and they are passionate about making a difference in the Houston community with Project 88 Foundation.
Ericka met Garrett while she played basketball for the University of Wisconsin, and graduated with a degree in Communications and Rhetoric. Upon moving to Houston, Ericka completed a Masters program at Rice University, and went on to teach High School English and College Readiness at a low-income school in Houston. This experience led to Ericka’s passion for establishing Project 88 Foundation and continue's to fuel her and Garrett's mission to connect underserved students to leadership development and educational opportunities.