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Help GeoFORCE Texas change the lives of high school students

Participation Drive
104 GF Friends
Towards goal of 100 GF Friends
$12,621.00 Raised
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Project ended on May 07, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Help GeoFORCE Texas change the lives of high school students

GeoFORCE Texas changes lives! Invest in the next generation of diverse STEM leadership for Earth resources.

Since 2005, GeoFORCE Texas has worked to engage students from economically disadvantaged middle schools in STEM fields, most notably geology. In that time GeoFORCE Texas has made a name for itself by inspiring students to attend college and pursue degrees in these fields by taking them on week-long field academies for four consecutive summers. These trips are led by many mentors including a UT geoscience faculty member or research scientist, corporate geologists and former GeoFORCE Texas students serving as group counselors. With a 100% High School graduation rate,98% college enrollment rate, and 58% of GeoFORCE college students pursuing STEM degrees, our results speak for themselves. It is through our wondrous summer field academies to different parts of the country that we can truly inspire these students to pursue higher education in STEM fields.

There are large costs associated with taking forty-two students on each spectacular summer trip ranging from meals and supplies to hotels and airline tickets. We’re asking for at least 100 donors to help us in this campaign to show our students there are many people who want them to succeed. We’ve made it easy for you to donate by selecting one of our pre-established giving levels on the right side of this page, but give as you are able. We’re asking for your help to allow us to continue inspiring students. Your donation will show other students that they can dream bigger, that college and a career in a STEM field or other pathway is attainable. But most of all, your donations will show these students that there are people out there who believe in them, who want them to succeed, and who will help them have a brighter future.

Give to GeoFORCE Texas today to help change lives tomorrow!

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Your donation will provide one student's meals for two days on a GeoFORCE trip. Each Donor will have their name reported in our Annual Report and will be recognized via social media.



Safety is our first priority when out in the field. Your donation will allow us to stock our first aid kits for one GeoFORCE field trip.



Your donation will provide energy bars to fuel students' hikes for a week. Donors will receive a group photo of students in the field and a thank you note autographed by all of the students on the field trip.


Fossil Fuel

Your donation will provide the legendary GeoFORCE field guides for all of the students on a field trip. Each donor at this level will receive a field guide signed by a world-renowned (really) GeoFORCE instructor and the students.



Your donation will pay for one day of bus usage. Each donor at this level will receive a classic GeoFORCE t-shirt signed by the students on a field trip and a thank you video message from the students on their trip.


Big Schist

Your donation will provide lodging for 20 students for five nights. Each donor at this level will receive a digital trip package with photos of all of our stops from one GeoFORCE trip. You will also be invited to our 12th Grade Academy Closing Ceremony.

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