college & career readiness

GO Centers: A catalyst for establishing strong community partnerships

GO Centers have proven to be a successful resource for students and their families because of their accessibility and usage on high school and middle school campuses, throughout the community, and college/universities campuses. The Fort Worth Chamber has employed staff to provide oversight and technical support to GO Centers since 2004. Fort Worth ISD has GO Centers in all of its high schools and 9 middle school locations. GO Center Partners include colleges and universities, college advisors, and community organizations.

Using mentors and advisors to increase college access services.

Research has shown that middle school students with college aspirations developed by the eighth grade are more likely to meet the minimum academic standards for college admission. Fort Worth Independent School District has developed a Middle School Success Intervention program that cultivates college and career exploration through classroom presentations, college campus tours, and college readiness activities.

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