OVER 400 STUDENTS EXPECTED FROM ACROSS SAN ANTONIO TO COMPETE IN THE
6th Annual CAST SCHOOLS SPEAK UP SPEAK OUT
CIVICS FAIR ON JANUARY 19
WINNING TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE-WIDE CIVICS FAIR IN MARCH
CAST Schools presents the 6th annual Speak Up Speak Out San Antonio Civics Fair, hosted by Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Over 400 students are expected from grades 3 – 12 from across the greater San Antonio area to compete in 130 different teams for the chance to advance to the state-wide civics fair in Austin on March 1. This year’s student participation nearly tripled from last year.
The CAST Schools Speak Up Speak Out Civics Fair is conducted in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to teach students about their communities and equip them with the tools to make a difference. Students conduct extensive research through interviews, surveys, and by exploring digital and library resources. As students craft their solutions, they work with community experts to receive feedback on their proposed ideas. Students learn to activate their voice and discover the power they have to change their communities for the better.
Throughout the competition, over 60 judges from San Antonio’s business and civic communities will listen and provide students with feedback. The top three high school teams and the top three middle school teams will advance to the state competition at UT Austin on March 1.
The event is sponsored by: H-E-B, CPS Energy, Charles Butt Foundation, H.E.Butt Foundation, Accenture, San Antonio River Authority, Holt Group, City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, Edwards Aquifer Authority, Broadway Bank, Firstmark Credit Union, and Port San Antonio
Over 400 students expected from across San Antonio in grades 3 – 12
Remarks by Erika Prosper, Senior Director of Customer Insights, H-E-B & First Lady of SA
60 judges from San Antonio businesses and local government agencies
Friday, January 19, 2024
9:30 am – Welcome and Kick-Off with remarks by Erika Prosper
10:15 am – 12:15 pm – Student presentations
1:00 – 1:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
Texas A&M University-San Antonio Auditorium (Parking available in Lot 2B)
One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224