Kendall Elementary students in Ms. Keefe’s and Ms. Mikrut’s Bi-Lingual classes enjoyed a visit to the downtown campus of UTSA for the Roadrunner for a Day program.
UTSA’s Institute for P-20 Initiatives conducts the program. The P-20 Initiatives provides student success programming and resources for the San Antonio community through its retention and outreach programming. The fifth-grade students were hosted by Ms. Kayla Martinez, P-20 Initiatives Office, and three current UTSA students. A power-point presentation introduced the students to college admissions procedures, housing, clubs, activities, and the answer to the most important question, “Why go to college?”.
The UTSA students spoke about their journey through high school to college, their majors and some of the difficulties of adjusting to campus life, and then answered many student questions. Led by the UTSA students, the group toured the campus. Finally, the Kendall students were given a workbook highlighting points of interest on the tour and recalling important facts of the earlier presentation. Each student had to introduce him/herself to a UTSA student to ask where they were from, what their major is, what their favorite thing about UTSA is (football games – unanimous).
After the tour, the group had lunch at CiCi’s Pizza before returning to Kendall Elementary. The tour was sponsored by the SAM’S Kids Student Foundation, whose mission to is to find programs, people and services that narrow the gap between a child’s current academic performance and his full academic potential.
For more information, contact Janet D’Spain, 830.357.2006.