Higher Education

Alamo Colleges Offers Free College Preparation for Young Leaders

The Alamo Colleges will host a Young Leaders Conference on Saturday, Feb. 13, building on citywide efforts to improve college readiness in Bexar County high school students. The community college district will open the conference at its St. Philips campus from 8 a.m. to noon. The conference is free of charge, and open to high school juniors and seniors.

The conference serves as a part of the Alamo College’s Student Leadership Institute, and the event will focus on themes that contribute to student success in college.  The Student Leadership Institute, an initiative of Alamo Colleges, seeks to remove barriers to students success and help students realize their leadership capabilities. Since 2001, the institute has trained over 1,200 students to become proactive and effective individuals on campus, in the workplace, and in the community.

The conference will cover topics that range from philosophical discussions of leadership characteristics and  practical advice on time management, to finding a support network on campus. Discussions will be led by college and community leaders, and guest speakers, who will provide information sessions for parents and high school representatives.

The conference also addresses one of the most pertinent discussion topics for students today– finding a way to pay for college. To that end, Alamo Colleges will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 10 students who plan to attend Alamo Colleges. The event is designed to motivate and build confidence for college-bound high school students, assuring them that they can not only attend college, but they can be leaders on their campuses.

To attend, students must register by Friday, Feb. 12 on the conference page, where they can also apply for the $1,000 scholarships.