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Students Aspiring To A Better Education Program

The SABE (Students Aspiring to a Better Education) Program is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston in partnership with Stephen F. Austin High School.  It was established in 1985 as the "Hispanic Family College Project" in an effort to help at-risk students achieve excellent academic standing, graduation, and the University of Houston enrollment.

The title "SABE" was adopted in 1998, but the program's mission remains the same.


SABE provides the following services:

  • tutoring sessions
  • mentoring programs
  • skills workshops
  • leadership retreats
  • educational summer sessions
  • summer employment opportunities
  • field trips

Also, upon admission to the University of Houston, SABE program graduates are automatically accepted into the Urban Experience Program, and become eligible for an $8000 to $10,000 scholarship.


The SABE program members are required to adhere to the following requirements:

  • maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • enroll in college preparatory courses
  • complete at least 2 hours of supervised studying and/or tutoring per week
  • attend program sponsored meetings and events
  • attend skills workshops
  • participate in community service projects
  • participate in the program's summer session

Interested in Joining?

Students who are interested in becoming members of the SABE program must meet the following criteria:

  • be a high school freshman
  • have college aspirations
  • have no less than a 2.5 G.P.A.
  • demonstrate academic achievement
  • demonstrate financial need
  • demonstrate leadership ability

If you meet these criteria and are interested in joining, call 713-743-0914 to request an application.  The SABE Program will help you prepare for college and build the foundation for a successful future.  Don't miss this opporunity.  JOIN US NOW!!!

Taken from  the University of Houston SABE brochure