One Gift Can Make a Difference

The story of DECATS begins just outside Dallas with Mr. Manuel DeBusk, his $7,000 donation and a challenge to make an impact on the lives of gifted and talented youth. He clearly exemplified for us that One Gift Can Make a Difference. To this day, his foundation’s ongoing commitment to fund programming for gifted children in Texas is what truly makes DECATS possible as we continue our third decade.

Why Give?

The leading grant for operational funding provided by DeBusk Foundation keeps the cost of tuition low relative to other summer programs of this caliber, and our Tuition Assistance Program allows us to extend need-based care and make the program affordable to all. Each year we receive more and more requests for tuition assistance from families for which finances would prevent them from being able to attend.

Make a Difference

In the footsteps of Mr. DeBusk, you can help us continue to make a difference and provide the DECATS opportunity to more young Scholars in the future by contributing. We humbly ask you to prayerfully consider helping continue his legacy with a tax-deductible donation.

Great or small, all contributions are equally valuable, cherished and appreciated.

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Corporate Matching

Corporate matching gifts are a great way to maximize a personal contribution.

While making a gift, you can specify whether your employer matches charitable contributions. And if you’re not sure, we can help! Provide your company name in the form and we’ll notify you whether there is a matching program to make your donation have twice the impact.

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“This is the best program ever! The mentors are very supportive. The courses are fantastic. This program teaches Scholars about themselves, to respect others and most importantly to always keep God in your life.”

Lisa Rojas, Parent

“I loved everything about DECATS! I wish DECATS could be every single day!”

Peyton, Scholar
“Best summer program for gifted kids in Houston! Our sons have been attending for the last six years. Our oldest son has enjoyed it so much that he has returned for the last two years as a Graduate Assistant, and our youngest son plans on returning as a GA as well. DECATS provides a healthy and fun learning environment for kids.”

Maria Ragazzo, Parent
“This is my first year at DECATS and it was really fun and it was great having my friends by my side. I really loved the music and it got a lot of my energy out and I was able to focus in my courses. I LOVE DECATS!”

Jacob, First-Year Scholar

“I like all the kids from different schools, and I made new friends.”

Camryn, Scholar
“My child loves going to DECATS and yours will too! The opportunity to select enrichment classes that build their self-confidence, critical thinking and executive functioning skills is invaluable. It’ll be the easiest decision and best investment you make for your child’s summer time!”

Lorena Zertuche, Parent

“DECATS has been a great experience for my daughter. She loves the courses offered, all the beautiful songs and making new friends.”

Sonia Fuentes, Parent
“Loved this program and pray and hope God will bless me in the opportunity to attend again next Summer. Fingers crossed … can not wait. Was so sad when it was over.”

Abigail, Scholar
“Thank you so much for teaching us manners. My manners have improved so much, I feel like James Bond.”

Sebastian, First-Year Scholar
“The courses offered are simply amazing. The variety was spectacular and the mentors were stupendous. Sometimes being a gifted child can have its challenges. They can be misunderstood or awkward and at DECATS that is never the case. They are surrounded my love, fun and knowledge. They learn while they may be better at things that they are not in fact better than others. They learn responsibility and grow so much in such a short period of time. I have never seen my daughter as excited as she was every day at pick-up. She met so many new friends and is already looking forward to next year – as am I!”

Laura Battle, Parent