University GO Center Program Receives New Funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

October 27, 2015

University GO Center Program Receives New Funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received two-year funding to begin in fall 2015 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board totaling $220,000 for the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program. These funds will be used to support the GO Center Program, which has been a program at the University since 2006.

The purpose of the GO Center Program is to assist in generating a college-going culture among high school students and provide tools to help acquire the financial support needed to be successful in post-secondary education.

"The ultimate benefit of this funding is the ability to make the process of going to college easier for students, not only by helping high school students get into college, but also through on-campus jobs for college students," said Leslee Schauer, Director of the GO Center program.

The GO Center is a space within a high school or other community venue which serves as a collaboration between students, counselors, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for invaluable college knowledge.  At the GO Center, students and parents will find a variety of resources to help them better prepare and plan for college or a career of their choice. The GO Center Mentors are college students who work in the high schools as liaisons for higher education institutions across Texas. The GO Center Mentors are trained in financial aid, scholarships, admissions applications, resume writing, and a number of other higher education processes required for admission into a college or university. 

The GO Center Program is currently in 16 high schools throughout the Coastal Bend area, and since 2006, has served more than 10,000 students through one-on-one interaction, group presentations and college events.