Generation Hope

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 Generation Hope and begin to prepare for your future!

At each Generation Hope 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 Generation Hope?

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

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

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

You meet 2 times a week at your school. Your teachers are TCC education instructors.

Throughout the year, you participate in projects, take part in experiments, create websites and learn technology essentials.

You will learn about:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Research
  • Presentations
  • Financial Literacy
  • Web Design

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 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 sharpenyour 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.

Generation Hope 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.

At the end of the 3-year program, you earn ownership of your laptop if you successfully complete all of the program requirements.

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 Generation Hope, for application instructions.

 

Contact

South Campus
Jonathan L. Davis, Coordinator of Community Outreach (Generation Hope)
817-515-4157
Cell: 817-523-9926
Fax: 817-515-0551
jonathan.davis@tccd.edu

Continuing Education Services
SERS 1110D
5301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-515-4592

 

 

Updated June 10, 2014

 

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