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UTSA VOICES members spend day with middle-schoolers to talk about college

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UTSA students at Good Samaritan Community Services

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(Dec. 6, 2012) -- Saturday mornings for students usually are reserved for sleeping late, watching Saturday morning cartoons or tailgating at a UTSA Game Day. However, 40 members of the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service) spent a recent Saturday morning at the UTSA Main Campus playing games, educating, mentoring and bonding with 20 middle-school students from Good Samaritan Community Services Youth Development Services (GSCS).

GSCS helps young people learn life and academic skills necessary for personal success. With this in mind, activities were prepared to help educate the younger students about how to get into college and the many opportunities that higher education can provide.

The students went "fishing" for questions about college, "bowled" down negative behaviors that will keep them out of college, matched various universities with their mascots, created vision boards to visualize their goals and performed skits about college situations.

At the end of the day, the students received a campus tour and learned the UTSA fight song from the enthusiastic VOICES members. The day was possible because of a Family Fund grant awarded to VOICES.

For more information, visit the VOICES website or stop by University Center Room 1.216 on the UC Paseo at the Main Campus.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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