Working towards a Future Ready Bexar County

The Future Ready Bexar County Plan has been launched publicly! In conjunction with our partners, we’ve aligned our work toward our North Star: By 2030, we will increase the percentage of postsecondary enrollment of Bexar County High School graduates in a degree or credential program to 70%. This number currently stands at around 50% in Bexar County.

Data Driven

Total 5 to 24 year olds within Bexar County = 567,698. This population makes up 29% of Bexar County’s total population.

The Latest Network Updates

Diplomás + My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio

The annual Growing UP in San Antonio (GUISA) event will have two target population areas for practitioners to grow their skills in supporting: Latinx and Dreamers, as well as boys and young men of color. The event will be held virtually on May 25 and 26. Special guest speakers include the First Lady of San Antonio and H-E-B executive Erika Prosper and Associate Juvenile Judge Cruz Shaw!

Excel Beyond the Bell SA

The annual Excel Summit was held on May 10. This year’s theme was We’re All in This Together: Focusing on Healing, Resilience, and Racial Equity. More than 160 youth development professionals attended from nearly 40 institutions to learn best practices from EBBSA community organizations!

Our Tomorrow

The Our Tomorrow Youth Grants Committee met with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Blue Meridian Managing Director Othello Meadows to provide insights on the positive learning experiences they acquired in evaluating and making decisions on funding applications from youth-led projects, as well as the importance of getting youth insight on grander scale funding decisions.

Briana Hagelgans, Ed.D.

Director of K12 & Postsecondary

Team Member Highlight

Briana believes that postsecondary education should be accessible to all students. She has more than 14 years of experience working in San Antonio’s higher education sector across various institutions of higher learning. Briana earned her doctorate in higher educational leadership. At UP Partnership, Briana’s role focuses on advancing equity in postsecondary access and success by working closely with our K12 and higher education partners.

UPportunities to get involved!

Excel Academy

Applications for the 2022 Excel Academy, a 10-month leadership and relationship development program aimed at youth developmentv professionals, are currently open through July 31, 2022! Be part of a cohort of professionals, like you, committed to deepening connections and using a racial equity lens in our work. Reach out to shelby@uppartnership.org to learn more.

Is Your Institution an Official Future Ready Partner yet?

It’s not too late to become a partner in the Future Ready Bexar County alignment plan. Email ryan@uppartnership.org to join the nearly 50 institutions that have already signed on to ensure Bexar County’s young peoples’ futures!

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