2016 College Trip

20160805_141012-2In August 2016, Advent 9th-12th graders took a tour of colleges trip, for the second year in a row. This trip was only possible with the generosity of the Southlake Womens Club and their annual event called Art In The Square. 

10 students were able to visit, tour, and experience 5 universities in 3 days!

Universities visited were Baylor, UTSA, Trinity, Rice, and Sam Houston.

On the road trip students were able to visit Hamilton Natural Pool, downtown Austin, the San Antonio River Walk, and Galveston!

Over the last two years, these high school students have now visited 10 colleges and universities. Our hope is that in 2017 we will be able to take 10 or more students to 5 more colleges. With this in mind, our goal is to promote higher education, and allow students to dream, as well as make concrete goals for their lives.

This goal has allowed Advent to see nearly 99% graduation rates in those that are a part of our mentoring programs. This year we will have our first student going to college!

Again, thank you to our volunteers that made the trip possible, as well as the continued support and partnership of Southlake Womens Club!

 

 

 

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