Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
September 3, 2013
The Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University and Generation Texas have launched the fall promotion, Rock Your Future! aimed at reaching every incoming high school freshman in Central Texas with the message that their post-secondary preparation begins now.
Generation Texas is a statewide movement creating a culture of college and career readiness for Texas. The Central Texas council is housed in the Center for P-16 Initiatives.
The Rock Your Future! fall promotion runs from August through December and is focused on getting students--especially incoming high school freshmen--to think about their future and the next steps toward college and career readiness. The center will be administering dynamic multi-media workshops at many high school campuses and community-based organizations throughout Central Texas. The workshops will train freshmen to focus on five main areas of academia: the college application process, the importance of test scores and GPA, visiting college campuses, finding a good mentor, and establishing a well-rounded résumé. More details can be found at www.GenTX.org.
“Our center is passionate about promoting higher education in the community,” said Michelle Hamilton, director of the Center for P-16 Initiatives. “The earlier that our children prepare to be successful college students and graduates, the more enriched we all become.”
The Rock Your Future! workshops are not limited to incoming freshmen, and the Center for P-16 Initiatives still has dates available for schools and organizations seeking to inspire and inform young people about their academic future.
Contact Isaac Torres and the Center for P-16 Initiatives for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 245-8192.