The Generation Hope Program

Generation Hope
  • Do you want to prepare for college?
  • Do you enjoy working with computers?
  • Do you want to know more about science, math and technology?
  • Are you a student in Fort Worth, Crowley or Everman school district?

If so, you may be eligible to apply to the Generation Hope Program and begin to prepare for your future!

At each Generation Hope Program school site in Fort Worth, Crowley and Everman school districts, up to 25 students are selected to the program per grade. Up to 75 students in a middle school can become a part of Generation Hope.

What kind of commitment is the Generation Hope Program?

The Generation Hope Program is a 3-year commitment: You begin in 6th grade and finish in 8th grade.

Occasionally, the Generation Hope Program will offer open enrollment to 7th grade students at its school sites.

Beginning Fall of 2014

If you are a Generation Hope Program graduate who completed 8th grade and now attends a Tarrant County high school, you can participate in the GeNext Program.

GenNext is an optional leadership-based organization made up of 2012–2014 Generation Hope Program graduates. More information about GenNext is coming soon!

What are the components of the program?

The program has 4 primary components:

  • After-school Program
  • Field Trips: Saturday Events
  • Summer Program: Texas PreFreshman Engineering Program
  • Optional and Special Interest Programs

After-School Program and Curriculum

6th grade programs meet 2 times a week at your school site.

7th and 8th grade programs meet 3 days a week on a hybrid schedule.

The Generation Hope Program uses a STEM project-based curriculum that is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

The learning objectives of the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Logic and its Applications to Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Research and Design
  • Introduction to Technological Applications
  • The Microsoft Office Training Academy
  • Global Perspectives
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction to Nutritional Science
  • Financial Literacy
  • Introduction to Scientific Inquiry, Scientific Methodology and Theories
  • Problem Solving Mathematics
  • Explorations in Science and History
  • Rollercoaster Design
  • Employability and Human Services

Field Trips

You go on monthly field trips, known as Saturday Events, that supplement in-class learning, encourage growth and provide opportunities for you to explore outside of your immediate surroundings.

Some examples include:

  • Texas Christian University (TCU)
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
  • Texas A&M University–Commerce
  • American Airlines Center in Dallas

Summer Program: Texas PreFreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP)

As a continuing Generation Hope Program student, you have the opportunity to be a part of this intensive 7-week summer program offered through the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

You can earn high school credit and sharpen your skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Mission: To provide a challenging summer academic environment designed to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for success in advanced studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The program--attended by 4,000+ students--is hosted by higher education institutions and is currently held at over 39 college and university campuses across the state.

Credit: You can earn up to 4 elective credits by participating in the TexPREP I-IV course(s) administered through UTSA. TexPREP is granted high school credit under the classification of Texas Education Agency Approved Innovative Courses--Career and Technical Education.

Optional and Special Interest Programs

As a Generation Hope student, you are also eligible to apply for special interest programs like these Summer 2014 opportunities:

  • Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering
  • Prairie View A&M College Experience
  • Jr. International Leadership Academy

How do I get to the activities?

You don’t have to worry about transportation.

The Generation Hope Program provides free and optional transportation through Durham School Services for all of its students to each and every program.

  • After-school Program: We take you from your school to your home address.
  • Saturday Events: We take you from your school, to the Saturday program and back to your school.
  • Summer Program: We take you from your school, to the summer program and back to your school.
  • Special Interest Programs: Transportation varies, but we take you to and from your school.

Will I have a computer to use?

Generation Hope provides you with a fully functional, water- and damage-resistant tablet computer with Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office.

Do I graduate from the Generation Hope Program?

You complete the Generation Hope Program at the end of your 8th grade year, and you receive a graduation gift for your dedication to the Generation Hope Program.

How much does Generation Hope cost?

There is no cost.

Thanks to our generous program sponsors and partners, our students, parents and their communities do not pay for any aspect of the program.

How do I apply?

Contact Jonathan Davis, Coordinator of the Generation Hope Program, for application instructions.



South Campus
Jonathan L. Davis, Coordinator of Community Outreach
Generation Hope and GeNext Programs
Cell: 817-523-9926
Fax: 817-515-0551

Continuing Education Services
SERS 1110D
5301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119



Updated September 12, 2014


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