So what is Destination College?
If you don’t know the one week in San Antonio where we get to celebrate our city and its college-bound reputation, then we have the scoop for you! Destination College is a week of free events to celebrate our city as both a college town and a college-going town.
These events are filled with a tons of resources, exposure to local programs, and exciting activities designed to make college top-of-mind in San Antonio and connect students of all ages to opportunities to achieve their college dreams. The week also includes college pride dress days, where students, faculty, and the community show their spirit by dressing to the day’s theme (silly socks anyone?)! Whether you are attending an event or participating in the college pride days, you can join in on all the fun by posting your own photos to social media with the hashtag #CollegeWeekSA.
San Antonio is one of the top college destinations in Texas, with more than 150,000 students enrolled in a variety of colleges and universities. Research has shown that students who receive early exposure to college have a brighter outlook on their future education and are more likely to attend post-secondary schooling, which is crucial in today’s economy. That’s why Destination College exists, and that’s why it’s so awesome to see our community come together for a week to celebrate all of our efforts to make college top of mind.
Destination College: Events
All events are totally free but some events are exclusively organized with various programs, schools, and districts. Students can check to see if their school is registered for these events with their school’s Career Counselors.
There are three events open to the public to register! These events include Elementary School Night, Career Block Party, and Middle School Night. Info on how to register and attend can be found below. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the spirit themes throughout the week
Free events that YOU can register for:
Elementary School Night
Tuesday April 28, 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs San Antonio – Calderón Branch
It’s never too early to start thinking about college. Parents, explore college readiness resources and community organizations with your elementary student at The Boys & Girls Clubs San Antonio’s Calderon Branch. Light refreshments provided.
Career Block Party
Wednesday April 29, 2015
The Witte Museum
There are multiple pathways to exciting jobs in STEM, Public Services, Arts & Humanities, and Business & Industry. Come engage in hands-on interactions with leaders in these fields and discover the jobs associated with your passions. Free admission. Light refreshments provided.
Middle School Night
Thursday April 30, 2015
Boys & Girls Clubs San Antonio – Eastside Branch
It’s never too early to start thinking about college. Parents, explore college readiness resources and community organizations with your middle school student at The Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio’s MLK Branch. Light refreshments provided.
You can find more info and details about all Destination College events here: http://www.iknowwhereimgoing.com
Destination College: College Pride Dress Days
Destination College also has coinciding college pride dress days, where students, faculty, and the San Antonio community at large are encouraged to dress up in the official theme for the day! Everyone can share their college pride by posting their spirit week attire on social media with the hashtag #CollegeWeekSA!