TEXAS GEAR UP FEATURES REGION ONE ESC INNOVATIONS AND STUDENTS
The Texas GEAR UP State Grant supports efforts in Texas to ensure students graduate college ready. A website has been established to leverage information sharing and to provide resources that help students overcome challenges and answer their questions about college. The Region One ESC is innovative in developing and designing resources for students, parents, and partners so all children succeed.
PARENT-TO-PARENT MENTORING PROGRAM
Two mentoring programs in the Rio Grande Valley that train parents to inform and motivate other parents to get involved in their children's education are featured on this site. The Region One ESC Parent-to-Parent Mentoring Program is featured on the TexasGearUp.com website (transcript). Of particular interest is the four-page Mentors, Mindsets, and Role Models Parent-to-Parent Mentoring parent involvement guide which gives guidance to the purpose, program implementation requirements, and the GEAR UP Family Liaison. There is also a list of job descriptions which gives a framework of key stakeholder roles in the Region One ESC GEAR UP Project. This includes: parent meetings, campus initiated activities, home visits, ESL Classes, and the Las Platicas Academy.
A SHOCKING TRANSITION-A vibrant and focused RGV graduate attending Harvard shares her ideas on how to transition into college life away from family, friends, and the foods she loves. Her Top 10 list is featured on the Texas GEAR UP website.
HOW I GOT HERE-A native of Rio Grande City, Dianey saw tears from her parents when she said she wanted to go to San Antonio for college. Watch to find how they cope as Dianey moves from her Bachelor Degree to Master Degree, and then to her PhD!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT-STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
TEXAS GEAR UP IN ACTION-RAILS TO TRAILS-In Rio Hondo, TX, students collaborate with city planner to establish an exercise trail. Through this job-shadowing experience, GEAR UP students gained valuable skills and confidence in achieving their plans!
MALE ROLE MODELS HELP BOYS PREP FOR LIFE
T.I.E.S. CONFERENCE-The T.I.E.S. Conference helps strengthen the bonds between fathers and sons while helping both learn more about professionalism, community, family, and tradition.
TOGETHER, WE ACHIEVE MORE!
DISTRICT SUPPORT TEAMS-Multi-level collaboration ensure district leadership may more fully support GEAR UP efforts in participating school districts.