(Dec. 14, 2012) -- The first group of eight parents who participated in the College and Career Readiness Parent Academy will graduate Dec. 19. The University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio Independent School District partnered to offer the program, which offered a series of leadership seminars in the last four months.
The program is a part of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP 2) initiative. The graduation ceremony is 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.
UTSA received a seven-year GEAR UP II grant, which provides college-readiness services to a group of students currently in the eighth grade. The parent academy supplements the program offered to the students by taking the college-preparedness message directly to the neighborhood. The lessons help parents develop an understanding of the greater community and how it impacts their children's schools. Each seminar focuses on a particular topic such as leadership development, academic success planning or financial literacy.
"By providing leadership development to parents, we are helping to build a college-going culture in San Antonio ISD communities one family at a time and one neighborhood at a time," said Joseph Kulhanek, director of the UTSA GEAR UP 2 program. "These parents are essential to their students' success."
The Office of P-20 Initiatives provides leadership programs that enable students to develop and complete their educational goals through collaborative partnerships with K-12, post-secondary institutions and other groups in the community.
To learn more about the GEAR UP program, contact Joseph Kulhanek at 210-458-2422.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
This is a terrific opportunity for incoming transfer students to network with staff that serve our veteran, non-traditional, and transferring students, as well as meet transfer peer mentors who can help answer questions about UTSA.
Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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