Monday, April 1, 2013

Send A Message - GenTX Day is Friday, May 3rd

Join us on May 3!

Imagine if every person across Texas wears a college T-shirt on GenTX Day on May 3rd. Students will see people all around them united in their belief in higher education. Wearing a college T-shirt invites conversations for people to share their own personal stories, choices, and careers – a conversation that could inspire and change a student’s life.

So take that easy step by wearing your favorite college T-shirt on GenTX Day. Get your friends and family to join in with you.

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.

Wearing your favorite college T-shirt is fun and easy to do, and when we all do it together we send a powerful message.
Click here for more information on GenTx.

Wear a college tee!  Apply for college!  Take a tour!  Be a mentor! 

No matter what you do - TAKE A STEP!

The 2013 GenTX Day campaign theme is “Take a Step on GenTX Day.”
Generation Texas is asking students, parents, educators, nonprofits, businesses, and all participating groups to celebrate the day with college enrollment activities that help close educational gaps in communities.
Wear a college T-shirt AND take one of 3 steps towards college on GenTX Day:
1) Fill Out a College Application If you’re a high school senior, go to to locate one of the GenTX partners in your community that is hosting a college application drive or can help you fill out an application online. If you’re a school campus or organization, collaborate with a community college or open enrollment university to host a college application drive in your community.
2) Take a College Tour Many aspiring first-generation college graduates have never walked the halls of a college campus. Whether you’re a school, nonprofit, or community organization, collaborate with a local community college or open enrollment university this GenTX Day to organize a college tour for students (and even parents!). If you’re a business, consider helping a local school or nonprofit to organize a college tour.
3) Be a College Mentor Studies show that students with mentors are more likely to graduate high school and complete college. If you’re a college student, working professional, or community leader, show your support by mentoring a K-12 student on GenTX Day. Go to for help finding local mentorship programs in your community.
Visit to learn how regional P-16 Councils, schools, and organizations all around the state will Take A Step on GenTX Day.

Your GenTX Success Story - Win an iPad from GenTx
Has Generation Texas helped guide you to college or inspired you to get more active in your community to create a college going culture? Submit your story about how GenTX has impacted your life. Deadline to submit your entry is 5 p.m. (CST) on April 30. 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 to to submit your entry. Some restrictions apply.  This promotion is through GenTX.  Please contact them directly for more details.


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