1. How I Got Here: Heriberto

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Herib
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The video introduces a former student from Brownsville who went from playing with Legos to owning his very own robotics company. Passion, hard work, and a lot of AP classes helped him...
  2. How I Got Here: Veronica

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Veroni
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Raised in a migrant farm-worker family (and working in the fields eight months a...
  3. How I Got Here: Lemnique

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Lemniq
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Lemnique had a passion for animals that she wanted to turn into a career, and she knew that college (specifically, a lot of it) was the only way to make it happen. ...
  4. How I Got Here: Joseph G.

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_GJosep
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Honestly, Joseph G.’s life story deserves a feature-length movie (going from high-school dropout to Harvard Law School and all), but for now you can experience it through his...
  5. How I Got Here: Angelica

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_HIGH_Angel
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    So you've got a lot of first-gen students on your hands without too much in the way of college savings, and some may be close to giving up hope on pursuing higher education all...
  6. How I Got Here: Greg

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_HIGH_Greg
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When San Antonio native Greg lost his scholarship while he was in college, he was absolutely determined that he would still graduate. So he turned to student loans to cover his costs...
  7. How I Got Here: Elvia

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Elvia
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    You’ve got big college dreams, but what if your parents...
  8. How I Got Here: Alex

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Alex
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Students like Alex might get a lot of flak for switching schools and switching studies. But as he shows us in the latest installment of TXGU's "How I Got Here" video series, switching things up can...
  9. How I Got Here: Dianey

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Dianey
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Getting parents on board with the idea of college is step one. Getting them on board with a college far away from home can be an even more daunting challenge. Dianey faced that issue...
  10. How I Got Here: Dorthy

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Dorthy
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When self-described bookworm Dorothy went from the Rio Grande Valley to Harvard for college, she expected to fit in immediately in her new surroundings. So she was pretty surprised when...
  11. How I Got Here: Kevin

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_HIGH_Kevin
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    What happens when you blow through your grant money in the...
  12. How I Got Here: Yarii

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Yarii
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Some students may not fully appreciate the value of dual-credit classes—until they see Yarii’s story. This student (who didn’t even speak English until she was 14)...
  13. How I Got Here: Maria

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Maria
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    During high school, Maria went through every day carrying a secret—she’s an undocumented citizen. While other students were starting to prep for college, Maria was thinking that she’d never be able to step foot on a college campus due to her status. And she was seriously...
  14. How I Got Here: Gabe

    • Resource ID: Gearup_F_HIGH_Gabe
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Man-with-a-plan Gabe knew back in high school that he definitely wanted to be an engineer, so he was able to use that specific career goal to help shape his whole college search (and...
  15. How I Got Here: Joseph

    • Resource ID: Gearup_F_HIGH_Joseph
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    There are countless colleges out there—how do you even...