NCL, Inc., creates an environment that nurtures positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. Exposure to culturally diverse peoples and events broadens perspective, promotes awareness and teaches cultural sensitivity.
Houston boasts over 78 museums and cultural sites and 128 performing arts companies and organizations and is one of the few U.S. cities to offer world class, year-round resident companies in all of the major performing arts – symphony, opera, drama and ballet. Through our cultural experiences, our Bayou Villages Chapter members enthusiastically support Houston’s performing arts, museums, community festivals, historic home and garden tours, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Additionally, some time-honored NCL, Inc., traditions included in the six-year curriculum are cultural activities designed to teach members appropriate etiquette, graciousness, self-assuredness in social settings, development of personal and community connections, good manners and respect for others. For example, at our annual Bayou Villages Ticktocker Tea and Style Show held in November, the 9th graders host the tea, the 7th graders serve tea to all members, the 8th graders address the invitations, and the 12th graders participate in the style show as models, runway coordinators and backstage managers. The six year NCL, Inc. experience culminates in a ceremony for the 12th graders called Senior Recognition held in January. At this event, senior members and their mothers are celebrated for their service and commitment to NCL, Inc. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.