1. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Youth Congress

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Youthcongr
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Being a leader doesn't come naturally to most, but thanks to the Youth Congress program at Moody High School in Waco, some top-notch students are finding out it doesn't have to. This elite extracurricular club is giving its members an all-access pass to picking up some...
  2. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Wee Blue Beasties Gaming Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Gaming
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Manor New Tech High School is getting gamers completely GEAR'ed UP about STEAM subjects and all the related career options with their innovative gaming and media club Wee Blue Beasties. Whether students are aspiring artists or math masters, everyone is welcome in this super-...
  3. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Health Science Academy

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Healthscie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When the folks at IDEA Public Schools GEAR UP started hearing that students were wanting to leave to attend more health and science-oriented institutions, they knew they had to come up with an inventive solution or risk losing them all together—and thus was born ...
  4. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Phenomenal Women Career Conference

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Phenomenal
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A great group of gals from ESC Region 12 got the chance to get up close and personal with working women at a Phenomenal Women Career Conference in Temple. Fusing facts with fashion and fun, the day-long conference offered some amazing insight and invaluable info from some incredibly fierce...
  5. Texas GEAR UP in Action: GEAR UP Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_GUclub
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Some lucky IDEA Public Schools students from the Rio Grande Valley are getting a highly unique taste of college life through the exciting and engaging Transformational College Field Lessons program. These lessons aren't your typical visits to local colleges or even state universities. No,...
  6. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Mental Health Symposium

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Mentalheal
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) needed to get the word out about substance abuse and mental health in south Texas, it made perfect sense to partner with TAMIU'S “Creating a Vision” GEAR UP team. For one day, parents and educators were invited to learn...
  7. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Book Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Bookclub
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
     In an effort to foster a passion for reading, the ESC Region 12 College Link team started a book club that's gotten their kids going cover to cover like never before. A focus of the club is preparing students for college by developing social skills, text-analysis...
  8. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent & Student Athlete Symposium

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Parentathl
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Texas GEAR UP State Grant hosted a Parent & Student Athlete Symposium and scored big time. The focus of the event was to bring kids who play sports together with their biggest fans—their parents—under one roof to talk about the deeper meaning behind athletics and how the...
  9. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Rails to Trails

    • Resource ID: Gearup_H_Railstrails
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The forward-thinkers at Region One ESC GEAR UP are using a citywide problem in Rio Hondo to improve the quality of life for its citizens—as well as provide a tremendous opportunity to teach urban planning to some lucky students. After a city planner noticed that kids were literally running...
  10. Texas GEAR UP in Action: iMAS Academy and Discover College

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Imas
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Heads up! The Investigations in Math and Science (iMAS) Academy and Discover College program are taking college prep to the next level. Held at Stephen F. Austin University, Texas GEAR UP students spend time at the dual-program camp taking a deeper dive into STEM-based skills, in addition to...
  11. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Science and Engineering Extravaganza

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Scienceext
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Our GEAR UP friends out in El Paso are up to some pretty amazing things. What once began as an event for a handful of students has exploded into an engineering and science extravaganza that takes STEM development into the next stratosphere. By partnering with the local chapter of Mexican...
  12. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent 2 Parent

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Parent2par
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    What happens when parents come together? Greatness. In East Texas, parents are coming together like never before. The launch of a GEAR UP outreach program called Parent2Parent is connecting educators with parents to close the knowledge gap and expand the educational possibilities for all the...
  13. Texas GEAR UP in Action: College Road Trips

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Collegeroa
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we definitely agree. But when it comes to students being able to really place themselves in a college setting, a 3-D experience is even more ideal. And no, we don't mean sending them to an informational IMAX screening—we're talking...
  14. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Focus for Students with Disabilities

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Disabiliti
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    As a general rule, TXGU'ers tackle issues of a lack of expectation, example, or ambition and go on to an amazing education post-graduation. That goes double for students who have disabilities—and that lack of a dream to strive towards could've been a real impediment in Bryan ISD if...
  15. Texas GEAR UP in Action: District Leadership Team

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Districtle
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Multi-level collaboration is the name of the game with the school admin and staff of Region One ESC GEAR UP. What they're doing (and quite successfully) is having regular interdisciplinary meetings in each district between GEAR UP staffers, teachers, and school administrators (all the way up...
  16. Texas GEAR UP in Action: LVN Program

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_LVN
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Nursing's a great job. Nurses perform an incredibly demanding, immensely valuable, and incalculably rewarding service to their community—and it's steady work that requires even steadier minds to go in and git 'er done with compassion and a high level of expertise. That's...
  17. Texas GEAR UP In Action: Novela Screenings

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Novela
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    If a penny saved is a penny earned, students and parents in Region One ESC GEAR UP are learning how to pull down some serious cash. Family novela-viewing nights in the schools are paired with demonstrations from financial-literacy grant partners to give TXGU'ers better insight into what it...
  18. Texas GEARUP in Action: Finishing Strong

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Finishstro
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Bryan ISD GEAR UP team members have turned into some National Geographic-level hunter-gatherers—of student information, that is. The targeted approach their Senior Case Load program takes starts with identifying the most at-risk students in their final year, and then gets...
  19. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent Transition Event

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Transition
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    TXGU students in El Paso are feeling double the support these days, with parents getting very in the know about all their college-prep needs. Between an active superintendent getting the word out , dedicated calls from multiple school districts aimed at having at least 560 parents in attendance...
  20. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Peer Mentoring Program

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Peermentor
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When it comes to mentoring, the Central ISD team has hit on a decidedly winning solution: help students to help each other! After trying out different styles of mentoring without seeing the results they were hoping for, the team implemented a peer-mentor program—and that proved to be the...