A grand opening ceremony was held Tuesday at the Nueces County Keach Family Library for the Robstown library's new Satellite Go Center.

Satellite Go Centers provide students with access to information about higher education, while also reaching out to those who may not have previously considered continuing their education beyond high school.

More than a clearinghouse of information, they are centers of energy around which local residents, students, parents, and educators can explore new and exciting options for the future.

Funded in part by an $800,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to the College for All Texans Foundation, Satellite Go Centers are part of the efforts to close the gap in college participation and success.

The College for All Texans Foundation awarded the Keach Family Library $10,000 in March.

The eight-year grant, originally awarded in 2005, pays for technology for both Satellite Go Centers and Mobile Go Centers, equipping each with Internet-accessible computers and high speed Internet connections.

The new Keach Family Library is equipped with computers and high-speed Internet connections to meet the informational and educational needs of the community.

The Satellite Go Center will provide the following services to the residents of Nueces County and South Texas: to increase access to college admissions and financial aid information to students who do not have access to the necessary resources; to increase access to college admissions and financial aid information to individuals who may not have previously considered continuing their education beyond high school; to partner with surrounding universities and community colleges to provide up-to-date college admissions and financial aid information to visitors of the Satellite Go Center; to increase community awareness and promote a college going culture by advertising the availability of a Satellite Go Center.

For more information, call Ida Gonzalez-Garza at 387-3431.