GenTX Day is Friday, May 3rd, 2013
GenTX Day celebrates and congratulates the students of Generation TX—especially graduating seniors. As students take their next steps towards realizing their futures, communities across Texas are coming together to applaud their successes and support them as they go on to college and begin career training. Highlights from GenTX Day 2013 coming soon!
Wear a College T-shirt AND Take A Step!
Wearing your favorite college T-shirt is fun and easy to do, and when we all do it together we send a powerful message. A united community is also one that works together to take action for the future.
So for GenTX Day this year, everyone is joining together to support college enrollment in their community. Whether you’re a student or community leader, put your belief into action. Take a step for yourself. Or help someone else take the step to achieve a higher education.
So Take A Step on GenTX Day.
Get your friends and family to join in with you to do one of 3 things:
- Fill out a college application.
- Take a college tour
- Be a college mentor
Show an entire community’s support for higher education and for the Generation TX movement!
NEW! Enter 3 Contests for GenTX Day 2013
In celebration of this year’s Take a Step on GenTX Day, there are three contests designed to encourage students, families and organizations to unite and support college enrollment in their community.
Your GenTX Success Story
Has Generation Texas helped guide you to college or inspired you to get more active in your community to create a college going culture? Did you have an amazing GenTX Day 2013? Submit your story about how GenTX has impacted your life. This contest is open to students in 6-12th grade, college students, organizations and select individuals based in Texas. Two grand prize winners will be awarded an iPad mini with two runner ups also receiving prizes. Go here to submit your entry. Some restrictions apply.
The Best College Application Drive
On GenTX Day, there will be many schools, colleges, universities, nonprofits and community organizations holding college application drives. THECB will award the group that collects the most college applications with a College Tour Package: an expense-paid trip to take students on a college tour during 2013. Go here to register your college drive effort. Some restrictions apply.
Most Active College Tours
THECB is encouraging groups around the state to take their students to visit a college campus on GenTX Day. THECB is holding a contest for the most active college tour. Ten college tours will be selected to receive a College Tour Package: an expense-paid trip to take students on a college tour on GenTX Day on May 3. Go here to register your college tour plans. Some restrictions apply.
See GenTX Day In Action
Watch how GenTX Day comes to life in communities all across Texas. Highlights from GenTX Day 2013 coming soon.
Gearing up for the next GenTX day? The GenTX Day intro video below is available for meetings with potential community partners. Check out the Download Center for more GenTX Day planning and promotional materials.
Make GenTX Day 2013 Even Bigger!
Here are some ways you can help make GenTX Day even bigger:
Wear a College T-shirt AND Do one of 3 things:
- Fill out a college application.
- Take a college tour.
- Be a college mentor.
Spread the word about GenTX Day.
- Encourage everyone you know to Take A Step on GenTX Day and wear a college T-shirt.
- Put up signs and messages about GenTX Day at your school, business — any place people will see them. Download them free.
Connect with others on GenTX Day and be seen!
- Take and share photos of yourself and your friends wearing college T-shirts and taking a step on GenTX Day at facebook.com/GenerationTX, and on Twitter with the hashtag #GenTXDay.
- Change your profile picture on Facebook to a photo of you in a college T-shirt, filling out a college application, taking a college tour, or being a college mentor.
- Share your own higher education story with someone.