Due to COVID, and keeping the safety of our community in mind, we will not be hosting our traditional spring event this April and have made the decision to reschedule to the Fall of 2021.   We look forward to bringing our community together to support IDEA's mission of College For All. 

Please join us as we celebrate 21 years of IDEA's commitment to the Rio Grande Valley. On Saturday, September 18, we will host a Dinner & Auction Scholarship Concert "Under the Stars" at Las Palmas Race Park in Mission, Texas. We have consulted with respected organizations who have hosted outdoor events during COVID, and we are dedicated to ensuring that all safety protocols and requirements be implemented before and during the event.  

The night will begin with an outdoor, safe and socially-distanced dinner and auction, followed by live entertainment featuring a performance by a country music band. All funds raised will support our graduating seniors and alumni with scholarships and emergency COVID relief funds on their journey to and through college.  

Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has transformed the lives of thousands of students by preparing them for success in college and life. For the past 14 years, 100% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to college, and are graduating at a rate of 45%, approximately 5 times the national average, proving that poverty, ethnicity, and race are not determining factors of a student's success. 

The success of our students would not be possible without the generosity of businesses and supporters in our community. With great appreciation, we ask that you please consider supporting our mission by being a sponsor at this year's scholarship concert. Your contribution will provide critical financial assistance to deserving students from low-income communities who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend four-year colleges and universities. 


For more information or questions regarding your sponsorship, please contact Regional Director of Development, Rose Marques directly by phone at 956-373-2102 or via email at rose.marques@ideapublicschools.org. 

We look forward to celebrating with you on Saturday, September 18!