Photo from Motivate Me Conference 2017



Motivate Me is a one-day conference designed to inform, inspire, motivate and empower young men from Texas high schools. In addition to hearing critical messages from community leaders, attendees will engage with college counseling and higher education professionals whose goal is to strengthen the students’ focus toward the future – specifically successful completion of high school and pursuit and completion of higher education.


Who should attend?

Rising high school freshmen males (Class of 2022) and rising sophomore males (Class of 2021).  Students from under-served areas, of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, as well as those keenly interested in leadership development are highly encouraged to attend.


When and where will the conference be held?

Motivate Me will be held on June 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and a lunch will be served. The conference will be held at the University of Houston - Downtown (UHD).


Is there a cost for this program?

No! The Texas Association for College Admission Counseling is proud to present Motivate Me at no cost to attendees.


How will I get there?

Attendees are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from Motivate Me. Details will be included in the confirmation materials.


2018 Motivate Me Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. Check-in Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Address
10:00 a.m. Breakout Session I
10:45 a.m. UHD Campus Tour
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Breakout Session II
1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker
2:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony
2:45 p.m. College Browse
3:30 p.m. Program Close


How do I register?

The following 3 items are required for the application to be considered complete: 

1.  Students should fill out the registration form here.

2.  Complete and submit a parent waiverThe parent waiver must be signed electronically by a parent or guardian and emailed to [email protected]

3.  Complete and submit a recommendation form OR personal statement form and email to [email protected]




What if I have questions?

Questions are encouraged! Send questions to us at [email protected]


Chair: Jamar Keaton, Southwestern University