The Austin Community College District (ACC) has numerous initiatives to support area schools and community organizations in their efforts to foster a culture in which higher education is an expectation. We believe that all Austin area youth should have the academic foundation they need to be successful.
This issue reaches beyond the individual to encompass the future of Central Texas. A well-educated, highly skilled workforce is essential to growing new jobs, generating increased personal income and creating a better quality of life for all Texans. Now more than ever, Texas’ economic vitality depends on an educated and dynamic workforce.
Currently in its 21st year of operation, the mission of ACC Youth Programs is to provide under-served youth challenging and engaging educational activities; increasing their academic achievement and developing a college-going culture. ACC Youth Programs collaborates with local community organizations, business professionals, and school districts to help students and parents become better prepared for postsecondary education.
ACC Youth Programs offers a variety of summer programming to underserved Austin area elementary school, middle school and high school students. The summer curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.