Generation TX San Antonio
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.
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
High-school student leaders from across San Antonio joined Miss Fiesta Alixzandra Peña at café commerce on April 4th, 2015, alongside students and faculty from the University of the Incarnate Word, as well as District 3 State Board of Education member Marisa B. Perez. (more…)