Trinity University's Department of Education has a long history of offering educational opportunities and programs to students throughout San Antonio. Through three distinct programs, Trinity creates opportunities to bring the talents, energy and enthusiasm of our undergraduates, faculty and staff to provide rich educational experiences for K-12 students across the community.
Upward Bound programs provide fundamental support to their participants in preparation for college. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege coursework in high school and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
Trinity University's College Advising Corps places exceptional recent graduates from all fields of study on high school campuses as near-peer college advisers to lead low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students to college. Trinity currently has 16 college advisers in San Antonio-area high schools employed full time through this program, and earning AmeriCorps Service Scholarships for graduate studies or college loan pay-off.
Saturday Morning Experience is an enrichment program for creative young people in grades one through eight. Approximately 120 children participate in the program, which consists of classes that emphasize experiential, hands-on learning. Trinity undergraduate students, who serve as mentors, conduct these classes that span and integrate the disciplines of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts. Students who mentor earn a stipend for their service.
A week long version of the Saturday Morning Experience, a Trinity Summer Experience, occurs over five half days in June.