2013 GenTX Day Activities


Abilene: Abilene Regional P-16 Council is partnering with Cisco College and Texas Tech University on a transfer application event for transfer students on April 30 and will hold GenTX Day activities at area high schools the entire week.

Amarillo: Texas Panhandle P-16 Council and West Texas A&M University are collaborating with Amarillo College and Clarendon College to hold a college application drive in the region.

Austin: River City Youth Foundation is taking low-income, first-generation students on several college tours throughout the area.

Baytown: East Harris, Liberty, and Chambers Council is teaming with Lee College and several area high schools to have a GenTX Day celebration that will include a college application drive, info sessions, and entertainment activities.

Brownsville: UTB Lower Rio Grande Valley P-16 Council and The University of Texas at Brownsville are partnering with Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College-Harlingen, 12 area high schools and local nonprofits to organize college application drives and campus-based GenTX rallies.

Corpus Christi: Education to Employment Partners and Citizens for Educational Excellence are collaborating with Del Mar College and Coastal Bend College to organize college application drives and GenTX Day activities around the Coastal Bend region.

Dallas/Fort Worth: Southern Dallas P-16 Council and the University of North Texas at Dallas are spearheading a college application drive with Dallas County Community College District, Tarrant College, and Collin College. University Crossroads and The University of Texas at Arlington are implementing a Metroplex wide GenTX marketing campaign around college enrollment that includes partnerships with Olive Garden, Aramark and other companies; North Texas Regional P-16 Council and University of North Texas Denton are working with Texas A&M-Commerce, The University of Texas at Dallas, and area high schools to hold a GenTX Day celebration that includes college application drives, a college acceptance luncheon, and scholarship blitz.

Edinburg: Upper Rio Grande Valley P-16 Council and The University of Texas-Pan American will dispatch teams of G-Force collegiate mentors to assist high school students with college applications and other assistance.

El Paso: El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence and The University of Texas at El Paso are collaborating with El Paso Community College to hold college application drives at area high schools.

Harlingen:  The Lower Rio Grande P-16 Council and Texas State Technical College-Harlingen also plan a college tour. Fathers Active in Communities & Education is teaming with the Texas Wind Energy Institute at Texas State Technical College-Harlingen and Taft ISD to organize college tours.

Laredo: Council for Educational Excellence and Texas A&M International University are partnering with Laredo Community College to hold college application drives at area high schools.

Lufkin: Deep East Texas P-16 Council and Stephen F. Austin State University are working with Angelina College to host a college application drive.

Lubbock: College Signing Day: South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council and Texas Tech University are holding a region wide College Signing Day at the City Bank Auditorium to celebrate graduating seniors and motivate them to select a post-secondary path.

Longview: East Texas Regional College Readiness Improvement Council is partnering with Texas State Technical College-Marshall, community colleges in the area, and Longview High School to spearhead a college application drive and college fair in the region.

San Antonio: P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County and GenTX San Antonio are teaming with Alamo Colleges (San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista, St. Philip’s and Northeast Lakeview) to hold college application drives.

San Marcos: SOAR P-16 Council and Texas State University are collaborating with E3 Alliance and Austin Community College to organize college application drives at six Central Texas high schools, the Gary Job Corps, and the San Marcos Public Library; SOAR will also celebrate GenTX Day with a new event engaging boys and young men who are being raised by a single parent. SOAR P-16 Council and Texas State University will also hold college signings at six Central Texas high schools.

Tyler: Tyler Business Education Council is working with The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler Junior College and Texas College to host a college application drive.

Vernon/Century City: Region 9 P-16 Council and Region 9 Education Service Center are partnering with Vernon College (Century City and Vernon campuses) for college application drives.


Mentor Projects

AVID for Higher Education (AHE): Fifteen higher education institutions in this college-preparatory THECB program will coordinate GenTX Day events with high schools in their regions.

Work-Study Mentorship Program: More than 700 work-study mentors in this THECB program have been trained to serve as college mentors on GenTX Day at campuses, potentially reaching some 160,000 high school and college students.

College-Signing Days

Advise Texas College Advising Corps (Advise TX): 120 recent college graduates from 5 higher education institutions serve as full-time, near-peer college advisers in high schools across the state to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. In collaboration with GenTX Day, Advise TX is holding a statewide “Decision Day” campaign designed to encourage seniors to finalize a plan for their postsecondary education and training.


If you’d like to submit a GenTX Day activity, please email [email protected]