Positive Feedback for SA Is Our Classroom

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Positive Feedback for SA Is Our Classroom

Attendees provide insights to program

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Mayor Taylor Leads Workforce Summit

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Mayor Taylor Leads Workforce Summit

P16Plus named to lead workforce development efforts in SA

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Can I get a F-A-F-S-A!

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Can I get a F-A-F-S-A!

Pep Rally Excites College-goers

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GO, SAYC, GO!

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GO, SAYC, GO!

San Antonio Youth Commission Partners with Spurs Sports and Entertainment

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“San Antonio is Our Classroom” is a program under P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County that highlights affordable, educational resources available to parents and students. On the “San Antonio is Our Classroom” web page, caregivers can find educational programs and activities that contribute to the exploration and discovery of a child’s academic development. This resource will aid families in ensuring that their children are better prepared and inspired to achieve success.

If you’re an organization or you have a program that aligns with “San Antonio Is Our Classroom,” please email: Barbara.stevens@p16plus.org

The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, an SA2020 Lead Partner in Education, and various city leaders and partners from our school districts and nonprofits celebrated the first-ever national Attendance Awareness Month last Fall. Since the launch, we have partnered with more than 30 partners and 5 ISDs who are working to make daily school attendance a priority in our community. P16Plus continues to communicate the importance of attendance in Pre-K through 12th grade and is working with schools and nonprofit organizations to focus on improving attendance habits for chronic non-attending students (those missing 10% or more of expected school days – excused or unexcused).

For SA Kids Attend to Win Resources, Click on the link below:
http://www.p16plus.org/resources/sa-kids-attend-to-win/

  • SA Kids Attend to Win going strong in 2015!

    Local Principal and staff serve breakfast to teachers

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  • ReadyRosie Prepares kids for Pre-K

    ReadyRosie is a digital parent engagement tool that sends 1-2-minute videos to registered users via email and can be accessed from any desktop computer or mobile device.

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The mission of the San Antonio Youth Commission is to provide an outlet for the youth to express their voice in a powerful way through advocacy, community events, and social media. The Commission is composed of 22 young leaders, hand-selected by the San Antonio City Council and Mayor to represent our community. Please visit our website at http://www.sayouthcommission.com

The mission of Generation TX San Antonio is to make San Antonio a college-going and career-ready community in one generation. The group is composed of GenTXperts, students who support the mission in our local high schools and proactively engage in creating a dynamic college-going culture in their schools. We utilize targeted community events and social media to share the value of higher education and preparedness for a future in the workforce.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, an educational pathway designed to prepare our students for careers in these fields, shown to be abundant and very relevant to our economy in the 21st century.

P16Plus is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students from cradle to career. One of our focuses is in the area of College and Career Readiness, where we aim to prepare students for post-secondary education and workforce opportunities. Our initiatives are critical because by 2018, 63% of our jobs will require post-secondary education, yet less than 50% of graduating high school seniors enroll in college following graduation. The San Antonio Youth Commission is a group of city-council appointed youth whose mission is to provide an outlet for the youth to share their voice through advocacy, community service, and social media. They team up with Generation TX San Antonio, a student-led program designed to make SA a college-going and career-ready culture in one generation. We also collaborate with Education Service Center 20 in order to spread the word on House Bill 5 and new statewide graduation requirements, preparing our students for jobs in the workforce.

Education News

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    Mayor Taylor Leads Workforce Summit

    On Tuesday, County Judge Nelson Wolff and I hosted a workforce development summit with nearly 150 leaders in the community.  We heard from a number of industries and organizations that have built strong partnerships to improve our skilled workforce, and we renewed our commitment to collaborative, public-private strategies to improve our economic competitiveness. View Story

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    HB5 Family & Parent Engagement Symposium

    In an effort to expose a greater number of parents to the important legislation on graduation requirements, known as House Bill 5, P16Plus teamed up with Region 20  to provide materials and interactive engagement surrounding how to inform their kids and get them prepared. View Story

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    Can I get a F-A-F-S-A!

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is officially out and ready to be completed by SA’s college-bound.

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    GO, SAYC, GO!

    In partnership with Spurs Sports and Entertainment, the San Antonio Youth Commission had the privilege to keep Christmas going a little longer as they attended the Rampage hockey game on December 26th.

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    SA Kids Attend to Win going strong in 2015!

    On January 16th, Morrill Elementary School celebrated teachers and staff members for their hard work towards increasing attendance. Todd Voges, Morrill principal, administrative staff, and P16Plus staff served a homemade breakfast to faculty. View Story