Archive for October, 2016
San Antonio Youth Commission Starts the Year Strong
It’s only October, but the San Antonio Youth Commissioners have been busy planning events and learning about their community. 20 commissioners representing each city council district have been meeting since August to plan outreach efforts and get more connected to their city.
FAFSA Season has kicked off and some students are ahead of the game!
GenTXSA has been rewarding students who have completed financial aid forms and college applications with incentives like Garmin VivoFit bands and Speakers.
These students have shown dedication to their futures beyond high school are thrilled for their next steps!
On October 12th, volunteers from school districts, colleges and universities packed the room at Univision to answer questions about financial aid and college applications!
Volunteers called high school seniors from San Antonio ISD and Harlandale ISD to remind them to complete their FAFSA and visit their campus GO centers. Students and families from all over the Greater Bexar County area also called in to receive valuable financial aid information! We reached over 600 students & families!
Bexar County students left over $23.3 million of Pell Grant aid on the table by not completing the FAFSA in the 2015-16 school year. P16Plus and our valued partners are actively working to change this number. This number takes into account all high school seniors who did not apply for the FAFSA, and does not include additional aid, such as work study or student loans.
We were thrilled to deliver the first of six grants for attendance efforts!
Our very first delivery for the $500 dollar grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation went to John Jay High School!
Assistant Principal Pete Pruneda mentioned using the grant to incentivize and encourage improved attendance by awarding students with snacks and other incentives.