FUTURE for Students in Grade 6
The first phase of Project FUTURE is designed to encourage students to start thinking about and planning to go to college. Sixth grade students are recruited from Title One schools in Lubbock and surrounding counties through an open application process. The process includes the written application, an essay on “Why I want to be a Teacher”, a letter of recommendation from a classmate, and a parent signature. Participating schools submit the applications of selected applicants to the College of Education by January 15.
The selected students attend an all day conference held at Texas Tech University and return for a reunion conference each year until they graduate from high school.
Parents are invited to participate in the program and to attend conferences with their child. Conferences include tours and lunch in residence halls.
Sixth graders for the 2013-14 school year will honored at an Induction Ceremony in February 2014. It will be held on the Texas Tech campus at the International Cultural Center located at 8th & Indiana Avenue at 6:30 p.m. In addition to their families and friends, guests invited to attend the event include campus administrators, administrators from all the participating school districts, and College of Education faculty.
The Sixth Grade Conference will be held in Spring 2014. Check with school counselors at the schools served by Project Future for actual dates and times. Students will be exploring teaching careers in science through fun and interactive activities. They will also be given the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend the annual Project FUTURE summer residential camp.