SAEP proudly presents its 13th annual Destination College Week May 4-10, 2024, a celebration aimed at fostering San Antonio’s college-going culture. This week-long series promotes higher education, raises awareness of local colleges and universities, and shines a spotlight on the community’s unwavering support for our student’s educational aspirations.

Destination College Week is a direct effort to promote the pursuit of higher education (credential attainment) for youth and adults alike and to bring awareness of the community support available to each individual pursing their education.

We invite our community to this week-long campaign of inspiring, supportive, and celebratory events.

City of San Antonio Proclamation: Destination College Week

May 2, 2024

Proclamation designating May 4-10, 2024 as Destination College Week.

Destination College Enrollment

May 4, 2024 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at cafécollege

Tackle your college enrollment to-dos! High school seniors are invited to this FREE one-day event offering 1-on-1 support and college success workshops to complete pending enrollment steps.

• Submit College Applications

• Complete Financial Aid (FAFSA, TASFA, Scholarships)

• Finish College Enrollment Steps

• Speak with Local College Reps

Pre-register now for exciting opportunities to win prizes and scholarships.

Destination College Exploration

May 7 & 9, 2024 • 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm at cafécollege

Come explore your educational dreams at cafécollege! Students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade are welcome to explore our facility, discover our free services, and engage in activities designed to nurture their aspirations for future college and career endeavors.

College T-shirt Day

May 10, 2024

Show off your college pride! We invite you to celebrate San Antonio’s college-going culture by wearing your favorite college tee.

Snap a photo and post it on social media using the hashtag #DestinationCollegeWeekSA!


Destination College Success

May 10, 2024 • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the Little Carver Community Center

Let’s celebrate your success! SAEP Scholars are invited to this exclusive event to celebrate the end of the semester. Enjoy food, prizes, and poetry from world-renowned poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo that will be sure to leave you inspired and energized for all college has to offer.


If you are a current SAEP Scholar and would like to attend this event, email

Stand Up for Success: Celebration & Comedy Show

May 10, 2024 • 7:00 pm at the Jo Long Theater at the Carver Cultural Community Center

Get ready for a night of hilarious fun for a cause! Join us as we celebrate SAEP college graduates alongside SAEP’s 35th anniversary. The night will be hosted by Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, CEO of UP Partnership, and will feature performances from award-winning teacher and slam poet, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, alongside local comedians, Carlos Maestas and Tori Pool.