Archive for August, 2016

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    Excel Beyond the Bell

    In Bexar County, less than 19% of all youth have access to high quality programs outside of school. Our mission is to change that. We firmly believe that every young person should be able to access high quality out-of-school time (OST) programs, no matter where they live or what challenges they and their families they face.

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    San Antonio Kids Attend to Win: A Teacher’s Perspective

    The following is a guest post by Leadership for Educational Equity fellow, Cristina Mendez. Cristina was a summer 2016 fellow at The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County.

    Towers of tissue boxes, hundreds of unsharpened pencils, and halls echoing with excited back-to-school chatter, first days of school are always filled with excitement. Through the announcement, the school counselor began the year by sharing how excited she was that students made the commitment to attend school.  At the first morning meeting of my elementary class, we began our attendance tracker enthusiastic to win the trophy for ‘Best Class Attendance’ at the end of the nine weeks.

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    P16Plus Rewards Students for Attendance

    This past June, P16Plus staff had the pleasure of delivering incentives to the Harlandale ISD students who improved the most in attendance.  The student winners improved their attendance by 12% to 52%.  Some of the incentives provided included Beats headphones, Nintendos and GoPros. What a reward to see students feel proud of their own accomplishments!

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    Save the Date for SA Kids Attend to Win Summit

    Please join us for the 4th Annual SA Kids Attend to Win Campaign Kick-Off on September 16th! We’ll have a press conference with a proclamation from the City of San Antonio declaring September Attendance Awareness month. We’ll follow up the press conference with a summit featuring education experts and local student service providers discussing best practices to improve attendance.

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    San Antonio Youth Commission Gives Back

    The final event for the 2015-2016 school year was a service day at Ella Austin Community Center. The commissioners along with area middle school and high school students created a summer learning classroom for the students at Ella Austin and revitalized a community garden on the premise. With the help of the volunteers, hundreds of students at Ella Austin were able to have fresh produce and a place to learn during the summer.

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    P16Plus Welcomes Sarah Sorensen

    Prior to joining the Diplomás Project, Sarah Sorensen worked as an adjunct lecturer in the Department Public Administration of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Public Policy teaching undergraduate courses in public policy and the nonprofit sector. She relocated to San Antonio in 2014 from Albany, New York where she spent seven years as a Legislative Analyst for Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, Chair of the New York State Assembly’s Higher Education Committee. Sarah is experienced in administrating projects, managing collaborative efforts, conducting research and developing advocacy efforts. View Story

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