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P20 Truancy Counseling Program

The P20 Truancy Counseling program provides assistance and alternatives to youths and their families charged with truancy fines assigned by the Bexar County Juvenile Court System. The main goal of the program is to work with students to reengage them in the educational system and to eventually be successful in their academic pursuits. The program assists both the parents and students by providing them with an opportunity to waive or reduce their truancy fines.  As a part of this agreement, they must attend group functions and counseling sessions, individual training sessions, watch videos, listen to guest speakers and utilize materials designed to help them understand the negative consequences of not attending or being truant from school.

Dream Runners Program

The Office of P-20 Initiatives and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at UTSA developed a collaborative program that focuses on educational improvement and higher education awareness of San Antonio area elementary and middle school students. The program is based on increased college awareness, the importance of reading and math skills, and the value of pursuing educational opportunities after high school graduation. The Dream Runners program provides participating students with an opportunity to learn the value and importance of higher education and experience college life by visiting the UTSA campus and attending a UTSA athletic event.

Rowdy Reader Program

The Office of P-20 Initiatives, UTSA Athletics and Communities in Schools-San Antonio (CISSA) have partnered to offer a literacy program that focuses on the importance of reading in elementary and middle school. The program also works to emphasize the importance of higher education. Provided they complete the required number of books, the program also provides participating students with an opportunity to tour UTSA and attend a UTSA athletic event. This program also works to match up a UTSA athletic team with a CISSA identified school and provide mentorship and reading opportunities to all enrolled students.


America Reads/America Counts Tutoring Program

The America Reads/ America Counts Tutoring Program is designed to employ eligible college work-study students as reading and math tutors to help ensure that participating inner-city elementary school students receive tutoring services and are proficient in these academic areas. As part of this national Work-Study program, a collaborative effort and partnership was created between the San Antonio Independent School District and the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and the Office of Student Financial Aid. Participating inner-city schools are near the UTSA Downtown campus and have high populations of minority and economically disadvantaged students.


Roadrunner for a Day (formerly Campus Tours)

The Roadrunner for a Day program is available for students in grades three through eight. This program provides the student with an opportunity to tour the UTSA campus and experience day-to-day college life. The Office of P-20 Initiatives main objectives are to inspire, engage, and assist the participating students in their pursuit of higher education goals.  To participate in a Roadrunner for a Day event, please click on a specific date and time listed on the calendar  IF A SPECIFIC DAY  READS "BOOKED", THEN YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESERVE A TOUR AND MUST SELECT ANOTHER DATE AND TIME.

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