The Team Up Challenge Scholars Program is for select college students who serve as mentors for the K-12 Team Up Challenge participants throughout the academic year (two scholars per team). Scholars take a leadership role and guide their Team Up Challenge team to make a run for the Championship.
The Team Up Scholars have an interest in service and a desire to make the greater San Antonio community a better place to live and work. They have a unique opportunity to mentor and work with young people and the players, coaches, and staff of Spurs Sports & Entertainment - all of whom are committed to giving back.
The Team Up Scholars provide unique and creative insight on ways to carry out the service projects, engage others, and spread the word. Additionally, they provide an invaluable experience for young people by giving them the opportunity to spend time with college students, often times dispelling the notion that attending college is too lofty a goal for achievement. Team Up Challenge Scholars receive a $500 stipend each semester.
This partnership helps bring the educational life cycle full circle - Scholars, the k-12 students they lead to success, non-profit partners, and corporate support. Together, these partners make a lasting impact on San Antonio.
The following universities are currently involved in the Team Up Challenge Scholar program. If you are a college student looking to apply to the program, please visit with your campus contact.
St. Mary's University: Lauren Sandoval (email@example.com)
Trinity University: Edwin Blanton (Edwin.firstname.lastname@example.org)
The University of the Incarnate Word: Paul Ayala at (email@example.com)
The University of Texas at San Antonio: Dr. Francine Romero (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our Lady of the Lake University: Jennifer Bendele (email@example.com)
|Kinsey Miller||Bexar County Academy|
|Lauren Benavides||Big Country Elementary|
|Sarah Simis||Brewer Elementary|
|Melinda Cardona||Cisneros Elementary|
|Tessa Benavides||Connell Middle|
|Kenneth Jay Reyna||Harris Middle|
|Albert Espinoza||Hartman Elementary|
|Chloe Wolfe||Jordan Intermediate|
|Lauren Sanchez||Keystone School/Playhouse|
|Danielle Zapata||Metzger Middle|
|Valerie Villarreal||MLK Academy|
|Nathan Carrizales||Pershing Elementary|
|Anastasia Rodriguez||Rodriguez Elementary|
|Bryony Harris||St. Luke’s|
|Joey Cortez||Stevens High|
|Stephanie Segovia||Storm Elementary|
|Leah Wesselman||Vineyard Ranch|
|Katherine Salazar||Whittier Middle|
|Brandi Cuevas||Wilson Elementary|
|Fedra Chapa||Zachry Middle|