SA Kids Attend to Win going strong in 2015!

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SA Kids Attend to Win going strong in 2015!

Local Principal and staff serve breakfast to teachers 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. Harlandale Independent School District has prioritized increasing overall attendance and lowering the number of […]

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

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Can I get an 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.  In preparation for the release date on January 1st, Generation TX SA leader Adam Tutor jumped out to Southwest High School for a pep rally to raise awareness for the FAFSA.  “The Go Center team at Southwest, […]

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GO, SAYC, GO!

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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.  The event was the first collaboration in what promises to be a fruitful collaboration with this organization, particularly targeting engagement with the Rampage […]

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Meet Ginger Walker!

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Meet Ginger Walker!

P16Plus of Greater Bexar County welcomes Data Director, Ginger Walker!

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Voice of Youth Gathers

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Voice of Youth Gathers

Voice of Youth Leadership Conference meets at Café Commerce

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What's Working

“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
– See more at: http://www.p16plus.org/category/resources/san-antonio-classroom/#sthash.6c7qHbbM.dpuf

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).

– See more at: http://www.p16plus.org/category/what-works/#sthash.q2GPdoYI.dpuf
Put the link to Attendance on this page (Under Resources Tab) http://www.p16plus.org/resources/sa-kids-attend-to-win/

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.

The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County is working collectively with various community partners to streamline youth between the ages of 16-24 to resources for education and training in high-demand careers. The Opportunity Youth Group is focused on re-engaging 16-24 year olds without and with high school credentials in the area and within school districts that represent 80% of where the drop-outs are occurring. The work of the Opportunity Youth Collaborative will create the first collective strategy for opportunity youth that connects to post-secondary credentials to in-demand occupations in Bexar County.

– See more at: http://www.p16plus.org/grade-level/plus/opportunity-youth-inititiave-supports-bexar-youth/#sthash.Lnmr7YKB.dpuf

Education News

  • Voice of Youth Gathers

     

    On Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 10AM – 4PM, Café Commerce, 600 Soledad, SAT 78205, hosted high school students from San Antonio and Bexar County as they gathered for the Voice of the Youth Leadership Training 2014.

    Led by the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, the training gave students the opportunity to learn how to effectively communicate with their peers, teachers and community on issues that impact their lives and future.

    The Voice of Youth Leadership Training was attended by students representing the San Antonio Youth Commission, a city council appointed commission, and Generation Texas San Antonio. Speakers for the training include District 8 Councilman, Ron Nirenberg and a spectrum of community leaders who will discuss and share key information on selfless service in their communities.

    “The future of San Antonio rests with how we enable young people to realize their roles in creating it. The leaders of this city recognize this and are proud to engage the next generation in thoughtful conversation toward positive change in our city.”
    -Councilman Ron Nirenberg

    Designed as a demonstration and recognition of youth in Bexar County as an integral part of the city and county’s growth, the Voice of Youth Leadership Training sees our city’s high school talent on the same platform as its community leaders.

    “Through focused conversations on professional communication, compassionate action and selfless service, this assembly aims to create positive and progressive dialogue between students and those in places of creative impact and influence in San Antonio,” stated Adam Tutor, Facilitator & Youth Coordinator of the P16Plus Council of Bexar County.

    Additionally, through constructive and guided application and discussion with impactful individuals, students developed the skills needed to represent and lead issues important to themselves, and their peers while creating a college-going and career ready culture in San Antonio and Bexar County.

  • September Marks SA Kids Attend To Win in 2014

    San Antonio- As part of the National Attendance Month kickoff in San Antonio, the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County will launch its 2nd Annual “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative at PRE-K 4 SA School, 5230 Eisenhauer Road San Antonio Texas, 78218 on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m.

    The “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative is a year-round, citywide public education campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of school attendance. Coordinated by the P16Plus Council, “SA Kids Attend To Win” has seen great success in San Antonio. In 2013, the initiative was implemented in 33 area public schools resulting in a 35% increase in attendance rates in San Antonio.

    “Collectively we impacted over 14,000 students, monitored 5,000 chronically absent students, and successfully moved nearly 1,800 students towards a path of academic success by getting them to come to school regularly,” stated Judy McCormick, Executive Director of the P16Plus Council. “This is something we have been able to accomplish together, and is something to celebrate!”

    Statistics have shown that students who are chronically absent from school struggle to learn basic education fundamentals impacting kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading, college and career readiness, and contributing to low high school graduation rates. Through this campaign, the P16Plus Council will continue communicating to parents and students the importance of regular school attendance from Pre-K through 12th grade.

    “The SA Kids Attend To Win initiative is an essential piece to our collective efforts to improve education in this community,” said Dr. Sylvester Perez, Superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District. “We know that students who are chronically absent are less likely to read on grade level and are less likely to graduate from high school. So, we support a collaborative approach to improving educational for all of Bexar County.”

    In the 2014 school year, P16Plus intends to work with more schools and nonprofit organizations to focus on chronic non-attending students (those missing 10% or more of expected school days through excused or unexcused absences).

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