GenTX Day aims to inspire, inform students about higher education

CORPUS CHRISTI — Schools, universities and colleges across the Coastal Bend are preparing for a big, statewide assignment on Friday: Wear a college T-shirt.

The effort is part of a grass-roots movement called GenTX Day, which promotes college readiness and encourages conversation about higher education.

To celebrate and to emphasize what schools already do, many campuses this week, such as Miller High School in Corpus Christi Independent School District, are welcoming speakers and offering college fairs to learn about the admissions process and financial aid.

“It’s a way for us to show our support for this generation of Texans,” said Miller’s college adviser Sarah Magnelia. “They have the potential to attain their goals.”

GenTX Day, funded through a federal grant by way of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is part of a three-tier effort to promote college readiness in the state.

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