GO Centers aspire to help students see pathways to careers and college. They are physical spaces in schools and other locations, equipped with computers and overseen by school staff. Students visit the GO Centers and research career opportunities, college options, and financial aid. Students are assisted by mentors from higher education institutions and from the community.
Since 2004, the Fort Worth Chamber has employed staff to provide oversight and technical assistance to FWISD and community GO Centers. Since 2006, more than 97,000 students have utilized the GO Centers, averaging over 10,000 students annually. The number of students who have accessed and utilized the FWISD GO Centers each school year since 2006 is shown in the following chart:
In addition to the campus and community GO Centers, students have access to a Mobile GO Center hosted by Tarrant County College. The Mobile has had over 62,000 visitors since 2006. Also, Tarleton State University has two Mobiles (Stephenville, Fort Worth) that will attend events/activities throughout the state of Texas, and Texas Woman’s University has a Mobile that serves the Denton/Dallas County area.
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The campus GO Centers operate during school hours. Library GO Centers operate during the hours each library is open. Currently, the Stop Six Community GO Center assists students by appointment. The Hope Inc., GO Center operates Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Business and community leaders toured Dunbar (pictured) and Morningside Middle School Go Centers, where students receive college and career counseling.
(Pictured from L to R: Judy Mc Donald, Workforce Solutions; Michael Sorum, Anita Perry, Stacy Burrell, Annette Cummings, of FWISD; Cynthia Fisher Miller, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; Howard Robinson, Walter Dansby, Hank Johnson, of FWISD; Bill Thornton, Glenn Spoons with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; Walter Rainwater and Jeremy Smith of the Rainwater Foundation; Jay McCall, Miles Foundation; and Tim McKinney, United Way)