Mostyn Moreno Foundation Receives Entergy Grant

(Houston, TX) A grant received by Mostyn Moreno Foundation means students with special needs in Jefferson County area public schools will learn needed life skills.

Entergy Texas has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Glenda Jean Mostyn & Joe E Moreno Educational Foundation. The funds will be used by the foundation for its annual “Christmas Lights” program benefiting public school students with special needs in Jefferson County school districts.

“We are grateful to Entergy Texas for their support of our program. For years, the Foundation has focused on empowering children with special needs with the opportunities they deserve,” said Monte Osburn, executive director, Mostyn Moreno Foundation. “With recent cuts in public education funding, programs that serve this special segment of students are urgently needed.”

The “Christmas Lights” program is a community-based, experiential education training for students enrolled in special education classrooms due to significant disabilities and delays. The program emphasizes the utilization of life skills training learned in the classroom. The students get math, decision-making and social skills guidance from their teachers during this experience. The students, their parents and teachers are also provided a special Christmas lunch capped by a surprise visit from Santa Claus.

In 2011, Mostyn Moreno Foundation’s “Christmas Lights” program reached 875 students in 11 Texas school districts, including Beaumont, Port Arthur, Port Neches-Groves, and Nederland ISD.

The Mostyn Moreno Foundation was created in 2006 by successful Houston trial lawyers Amber and Steve Mostyn to honor the memory of two caring and generous Texans: Glenda Jean Mostyn, mother, grandmother, sister and educator in East Texas and Texas State Representative Joe E. Moreno, son, brother, friend and legislator. Both cared very deeply about education and providing the best for children of Texas.

The Foundation’s focus is specifically on children with special needs and supports the community through the “Christmas Lights” program – an experiential life skill training program, the “Community of Opportunities” program – a special needs child assistance program for families, and the support of the Hughen Center – a residential childcare facility for the physically disabled in Port Arthur, Texas.

For more information on the Mostyn Moreno Foundation, call 713-395-2020 or go to their website at . More information on Entergy Texas can be found at

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