In 2003, Raiders Rojos initiated the Inaugural Education Summit on the South Plains. The event gave rise to the South Plains Closing the Gaps Coalition, now known as the South Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Council. Raiders Rojos is an active member of the P-20 council. Annually, the chapter supports the Student Leadership Conference held at the Texas Tech Student Union Building on campus. The council has undertaken several projects. The current project is the Generation Texas Marketing Campaign. Please visit the YouTube posting on the 2010 Generation Texas Student Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by Raiders Rojos/Texas Tech Alumni Association. The council has undertaken several projects. The current project is the statewide Generation Texas Marketing Campaign spearheaded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Utilizing student leadership teams, the council is making strides towards empowering high school students, parents and counselors with information on preparing, applying, and paying for college. Please visit www.Gentx.org or www.southplainsgentx.org for details.
As a result of this partnership, the council has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships through 2019 to high school graduates from the region to pursue higher education and assist with closing the gaps.