Texas Covid Relief Fund

Helping Texas communities recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic takes all of us coming together to support our fellow neighbors.

West Texas A&M University

About the Program

West Texas A&M University will have 72 AmeriCorps members (3 FT, 4 RHT, 35 QT, and 30 MT) who will provide mentoring, advising, academic coaching, guidance, and other support to help area high school and college students as well as adult learners prepare for, gain access to, and/or succeed in obtaining post-secondary degrees and credentials in multiple schools and communities across 25 counties in the Texas Panhandle. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving 500 high school seniors with 250 enrolling in a postsecondary education or training program; 50 college students through mentoring, advising, and support for persistence and completion; and twenty adult learners who will receive support and advising with career planning and postsecondary options and assistance with the admission and financial aid application processes. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage fifteen volunteers who will be engaged in furthering the program’s mission, engaging other community members, and providing additional support as identified through the AmeriCorps program and services. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus area of Education, particularly Youth Educational Attainment. The AmeriCorps investment of $402,590 will be matched with $153,340 in private funding.

Focus Area:
Education
Service Area:
Adian, Amarillo, Booker, Borger, Bovina, Briscoe, Canadian, Canyon, Channing, Childress, Clarendon, Claude, Dalhart, Darrouzett, Dimmitt, Dumas, Farwell, Follett, Friona, Gruver, Hart, Hartley, Hedley, Hereford, Kelton, Kress, Lazbuddie, Lefors, McLean, Memphis, Pampa, Perryton, Shamrock, Silverton, Spearman, Stratford, Sunray, Texline, Tulia, Turkey, Wellington, Wheeler
Federal Award:
$402,590
Public/Private Match:
$153,340
Number of Members
72
Program Contact:
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