San Antonio will become College Town next week during the second Annual College Week.

At a press conference this morning at cafecollege, Mayor Julian Castro kicked off the Second Annual Mayor Castro’s College Week Destination College, which runs April 16 – 22 and the Destination College Fiesta Medal was unvieled. Featured speakers included Mark Vargas from the San Antonio Youth Commission, Erika Prosper with H-E-B Grocery Inc., Richard Perez from the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Councilman Rey Saldana, and Lee Fisher from CEO’s for Cities.

Fisher will lead today’s event at cafecollege, Talent Dividend Conversation at 10 a.m. See below for a list of week-long events.

Schedule of Events
April 16 –  CEO’s for Cities – Talent Dividend Conversation
Monday’s festivities continue at 10 a.m. with a presentation from Lee Fisher, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities. The community is invited to stay and join the conversation.

April 17 – Elementary School Night
Tuesday’s event invites all elementary children and their families for college prep workshops from 6 – 8 p.m., cafécollege.

April 18 – Middle School Night & Film Screening
Middle school children and their families are invited to attend college prep workshops from 6 – 8  p.m., cafécollege.

Generation TX San Antonio will also be hosting the film screening of First Generation at 7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse Park North. RSVP required. The screening will be followed with a panel discussion. Register for the event HERE.

April 19 – College Signing Day
This exciting event is for all seniors and their families to share their college plans by signing a commitment letter to enroll, attend and finish college. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St. To participate, please register here.

April 20 – College T-Shirt Day
Show your support by wearing your favorite college T-shirt. Educators, teachers, city leaders and businesses are encouraged to show their spirit. (City-wide, all day)

April 21 – Destination College Summit
San Antonio Education Partnership and San Antonio Youth Commission are sponsoring the largest day-long youth summit giving students an opportunity to explore college and careers. Workshops include Career Awareness, Community Involvement, Financial Literacy and Diversity Awareness. This fun and informational event starts at 8 a.m. and will take place at the University of Texas San Antonio Convocation Center. (see Map)

April 22 – Youth Day of Service
The city-wide event connects youth with nonprofit organizations. Sites will be set up across the city with opportunities to learn more about community engagement.

College Week is made possible through support from  Chase and H-E-B. Destination College is a collaboration between Mayor Julián Castro, the San Antonio Education Partnership, Generation TX San Antonio, SA2020 and the San Antonio Youth Commission.

Learn more about College Week.
See the Schedule of Events
College Signing Day video (2011)

Photo Courtesy: Generation TX San Antonio