Diplomás Dual Credit Summit

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Diplomás Dual Credit Summit

February 10, 2016 Palo Alto College 8:30–12:00 Please join the Diplomás Project partners for a forum on dual credit and educational outcomes for Latino students.

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SAYC Adds New Color to MLK March 2016

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SAYC Adds New Color to MLK March 2016

The MLK Commission sponsored many dynamic and uplifting engagements throughout the course of January culminating with the MLK March 2016, one of which had a brand new dimension. The San Antonio Youth Commission had the privilege of working alongside leaders from City Year and Family Services of San Antonio to help create the enhanced and […]

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Financial Aid Phone Bank Aims to Reach Wide Audience

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Financial Aid Phone Bank Aims to Reach Wide Audience

The San Antonio financial aid community is firmly underway in their engagement with students and parents alike in a greater attempt to communicate all the options available for funding higher education.  The acronym on everyone’s mind is F-A-F-S-A, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the must-do application for all students seeking support for their […]

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Seeking part-time project Coordinator for the Diplomás Project

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Seeking part-time project Coordinator for the Diplomás Project

P16Plus is looking for part-time project Coordinator for the Diplomás Project. The Diplomás Project is a collective impact effort to improve college attainment for Latino students in San Antonio.

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Student Leaders Ignite Inaugural TEDxYouth@SanAntonio

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Student Leaders Ignite Inaugural TEDxYouth@SanAntonio

Over a year ago, TEDxSanAntonio licensee Susan Price approached the San Antonio Youth Commission (SAYC) with the proposition to lead a viewing party for the national TEDxYouth 2014. It was an inspiring day, as about 50 students from across the city gathered at Say Si to watch the livestream of the event, and facilitate discussions on their own - See more at: http://www.p16plus.org/education-news/student-leaders-ignite-inaugural-tedxyouthsanantonio/#sthash.skQVIYPv.dpuf

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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

  • SA Is Our Classroom Reaches for the Stars!

    Terrell Hills Elementary enjoys Scobee Planetarium

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  • Positive Feedback for SA Is Our Classroom

    Attendees provide insights to program

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The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County and various city leaders and partners from our school districts and nonprofits celebrated the third annual national Attendance Awareness Month in September 2015. Since the launch, we have partnered with various partner organizations, like City Year and Community in Schools. During 2014-2015 school year, P16Plus partnered with San Antonio ISD and Harlandale ISD to increase overall attendance and decrease the number of chronically absent students. Chronically absent students have missed over 10% of the school year and are at higher risk for not reading on grade level and dropping out. With the support of the City of San Antonio and the Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation, 72% of students demonstrated improvement in attendance. 44% of students drastically increased their attendance, so they were no longer chronically absent. This translated to over $1.3 million dollars saved by the districts in ADA funding.

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 through the 2015-2016 school year. For more information, please contact Jessica.Maurer@P16Plus.org

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

  • Back to School, Every Day!

    San Antonio Kids Attend to Win! The San Antonio community is gearing up for the 2015-2016 school year to begin! As parents and teachers begin to buy school supplies, and students start picking out their first day of school outfits, schools and partner organizations are turning their focus towards attendance.

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  • Success for SAISD & SA Kids Attend To Win

    Positive Results Achieved in All Participating Campuses

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  • SA Kids Attend to Win & Harlandale ISD

    Wii did it!!

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Our mission is to provide an outlet for high school students to express their voice through the outlets of advocacy, community service, and social media.

The San Antonio Youth Commission is comprised of 22 high school youth leaders, two members from each City Council District and two Mayoral appointees. Each appointee is selected for a two-year term and is vetted through the City of San Antonio’s Board and Commission process. The Youth Commission meets monthly to plan events and programs that give a voice to the concerns of San Antonio’s youth.

SAYC is a unique organization redefining the shape of student leadership in our city. Students are the primary catalysts for change within this group, and see great impact made from their vision and the wherewithal to take on big challenges. They are given the tools to establish sustainable programs and foster imaginative initiatives throughout the school year, supporting their fellow students, schools, and the community at large. They are committed to serving with professional communication, compassionate action, and selfless service in order to truly follow a model of servant leadership.

We are the future, leading the future.

Each year, the San Antonio Youth Commission members volunteer with several community-based organizations to experience the issues facing our city and be an active part of the solution. In the past they have joined with the Elf Louise Christmas Project doing Christmas deliveries, as well Destination College, a city-wide week dedicated to creating a visible college-going presence, involving students in actively achieving their college dreams.

This year we have joined with the ranks of some of SA’s top leadership in brand-new partnerships, including with café commerce, SaySi, TEDxYouthSanAntonio, and Student Aid San Antonio, an initiative sponsored by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Firstmark Credit Union. The newest commissioners have also done a stellar job of involving our City Council members, inviting them out to commission-based events, and even making a visit to City Hall for a day in the life of a Council member. With poise and confidence these young leaders are paving a path for their peers to speak up and have their voice heard as viable and powerful leaders for the positive growth of communities everywhere.

  • Student Leaders Ignite Inaugural TEDxYouth@SanAntonio

    Over a year ago, TEDxSanAntonio licensee Susan Price approached the San Antonio Youth Commission (SAYC) with the proposition to lead a viewing party for the national TEDxYouth 2014. It was an inspiring day, as about 50 students from across the city gathered at Say Si to watch the livestream of the event, and facilitate discussions on their own – See more at: http://www.p16plus.org/education-news/student-leaders-ignite-inaugural-tedxyouthsanantonio/#sthash.skQVIYPv.dpuf

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  • San Antonio Youth Day of Service 2015

    San Antonio Youth Commission Shines

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  • GenTX SA joins with Miss Fiesta for Training

    College Means Opportunity Leadership Training 2015

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What is Generation TX San Antonio?

The mission of Generation TX San Antonio (GenTX SA) is to create a college-going and career-ready culture in San Antonio in one generation.

What is a GenTXpert?
• A soldier on the ground for promoting the efforts of GenTX SA
• A professional communicator responsible for upkeep of social media page
• A dynamic creator and utilizer of different mediums (videos, flyers, events) that help promote college and career readiness

What does a GenTXpert do?

GenTXperts lead a team of dedicated high school students in monthly meetings to discuss what College & Career Readiness events are important to promote in the upcoming month. By creating a social media calendar each month, the GenTXperts are able to amplify their message across multiple social media platforms and open the door for hundreds of more students. Thousands of students will receive the benefit of every scholarship posting, college-representative visit, and college-going opportunity that is posted through Generation TX San Antonio’s social media pages.

GenTXperts are also responsible for igniting a spirit of passion and dedication towards the college-going path by creating energetic events surrounding the college message through pep rallies, spirit days, and leadership events.
Our Work

Currently we have a team of 100 students that represent 10 area high schools throughout San Antonio. Each group works closely with the San Antonio Youth Commission and the Trinity University College Advising Corps who adds vital support in collaboration and organization.

Already in the 2015-2016 school year we have helped lead the second Voice of the Youth Leadership Training at the Teen Library in the San Antonio Public Library, where we saw over 30 students and several key leaders from San Antonio’s business, communications, political, and musical community come together to share the message of professional development, compassionate action, and selfless service in the workplace. Members of the group also participated in the first ever live TEDxYouth@SanAntonio speaker event, hosted at the dynamic interactive space of the DoSeum, where over 200 students, parents, and leaders joined together to celebrate the power of our young people. Currently, we are working to create opportunities for seniors to prepare for their higher education.

  • GenTX SA joins with Miss Fiesta for Training

    College Means Opportunity Leadership Training 2015

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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.

  • My Brother’s Keeper Moves Forward in SA

    Photo courtesy of Edmond Ortiz, Rivard Report

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  • SAT/ACT Participation Rate Is Up

    Community Impact Report Card reveals good news!

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  • ON BOARD: Destination College 2015

    From College-Town to College-Going City!!

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Education News

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    Diplomás Dual Credit Summit

    February 10, 2016
    Palo Alto College
    8:30–12:00

    Please join the Diplomás Project partners for a forum on dual credit and educational outcomes for Latino students. View Story

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    SAYC Adds New Color to MLK March 2016

    The MLK Commission sponsored many dynamic and uplifting engagements throughout the course of January culminating with the MLK March 2016, one of which had a brand new dimension. The San Antonio Youth Commission had the privilege of working alongside leaders from City Year and Family Services of San Antonio to help create the enhanced and youth-driven Pre-March Civil Rights Experience for Kids.  View Story

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    P16Plus & MBKSA Welcome Sean Greene and Anna Kehde

    With the start of the New Year, we are thrilled to announce updates to the My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio project. First of all, we would like to introduce you to our new Project Manager, Sean Greene.  Sean has an extensive background in grassroots community organizing, advocacy and research.  He has also worked as a university instructor at San Antonio College and Trinity University, and in various programs designed to provide mentorship, leadership development, and academic support to students of color. View News

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    Financial Aid Phone Bank Aims to Reach Wide Audience

    The San Antonio financial aid community is firmly underway in their engagement with students and parents alike in a greater attempt to communicate all the options available for funding higher education.  The acronym on everyone’s mind is F-A-F-S-A, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the must-do application for all students seeking support for their higher education expenses.  View Story

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    P16Plus selected for national continuous improvement network

    P16Plus was one of 6 partnerships across the country selected by StriveTogether to participate in a continuous improvement network for advanced partnerships who are using data-driven strategies to improve FAFSA completion rates. View News