Students Learn About Houston-Area Colleges Through Afterschool Program

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July 11, 2019 by HCDE-Texas

Who was the first African-American female to serve in the Texas Senate and has a building named after her on the Texas Southern University campus? What is Hofheinz Pavilion is now named?

These are some of the questions students from the Texas ACE 21st Century Community Learning Center had to answer during The Amazing Race: College and Career Exploration June 27. This event was designed as a culminating activity for students from Aldine, Humble, Sheldon and Spring ISDs to see and learn more about local colleges and universities. Students engaged in an interactive and fun experience by taking virtual and actual college tours.

Despite the heat, the students said they enjoyed the chance to visit many colleges and riding the METRORail.

“I enjoyed being able to visit many of the colleges in Houston and see what they have to offer,” said Cryshelle Johnson, a student from Bammel Middle School.

The event is a collaboration between the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, Houston Community College, Texas Southern University, University of Houston Main Campus and University of Houston-Downtown.

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