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The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the Texas Scholar Agency Fair. The event is set for Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30pm to 7pm. It will be held at Odessa College Electronics Technology Building, across from the Globe Theatre. More than 40 Texas Scholar approved volunteer organizations will be on hand to inform the students on volunteer opportunities for the upcoming school year. There will be refreshments, door prizes and giveaways. Texas Scholars is open to students 9th through 12th grade. The Texas Scholars program partners students with local organizations in providing volunteer opportunities. By the time a student graduates from high school, they will have successfully volunteered at least 50 hours of community service within Ector County. This program also motivates youth to become productive students, employees and citizens through the support and involvement in the business community. The program has now expanded to include ECISD, Compass Academy and Richard Milburn. During the 2021-22 school year, the Texas Scholars program had 360 students enrolled this year, completing a total of 12,060 hours of community service to local non-profits! That’s amazing! Since the inception of the Texas Scholar program back in 1997, participating agencies have benefitted from 323,373 volunteer hours from participating students. Most importantly, the students have received invaluable experience that you can’t put a price tag on. If you are a student and need more info on the Texas Scholar program, please call the Odessa Chamber of Commerce at 432-332-9111 or check us out at https://odessachamber.com/texasscholars/ .

Texas Scholar Agency Fair to inform HS students about volunteer opportunities

Ector County high school students looking for volunteer opportunities should attend the Texas Scholar Agency Fair at Odessa College on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The event will feature more than 40 Texas Scholar approved volunteer organizations and will be held at the Odessa College Electronics Technology Building, across from the Globe Theatre, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments, door prizes and giveaways.

Hosted by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, the fair is open to students from 9th through 12th grades within the Ector County ISD, Compass Academy and Richard Milburn.

Last school year, 360 students were enrolled in the Texas Scholar program, completing 12,060 hours of community service to local nonprofits. A student participating in the program will “will have successfully volunteered at least 50 hours of community service within Ector County,” according to the Chamber.

“This program also motivates youth to become productive students, employees and citizens through the support and involvement in the business community,” the Chamber said.

The Texas Scholar program launched in 1997 and has since provided 323,373 volunteer hours to local organizations.

If you are a student and need more info on the Texas Scholar program, contact the Odessa Chamber of Commerce at 432-332-9111 or visit here.