Education Reach for Texans (formerly Texas Reach) and Austin Community College (ACC) present the 5th Annual Education Reach for Texans Convening on Friday, May 30, 2014. This year, we are offering an intensive, one-day event at the ACC-Highland Campus in Austin, the former Highland Mall. Click the Register Now button in the left column to register for the convening.
Join your colleagues from colleges, universities, and foster care advocate services to learn about eliminating barriers to postsecondary success.The convening highlights the postsecondary education journey youth in foster care face, updates on resources, and networking opportunities. Registration includes access to all convening presentations, a continental breakfast, lunch, and a mid-day snack. In addition, CEU and contact hour certificates will be offered to those interested. Want more details? Here's a draft of the convening program agenda.
During the second half of the day, we will offer breakout sessions focused on the following stakeholders and topics:
Youth Gathering Details
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Education Reach for Texans and ACC are hosting a gathering of current and former foster youth interested in or attending a college or university. This one-day event provides a forum for current and future college students to discuss their needs, challenges, and recommendations related to college access and success. In addition, current college students will have the opportunity to learn more about employment opportunities, academic preparation, and financial aid. A draft of the Youth Gathering agenda is available for review. Use the button below to register for the Youth Gathering:
This is the first Youth Gathering conducted by Education Reach for Texans. Results and recommendations developed during this gathering will be presented at the convening on the following day (May 30, 2014). This will provide attendees direct, youth-defined information.