1. 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...
  2. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Dropout Recovery & Prevention

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Dropoutrec
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    There are students in Bryan who are heading to college despite incredible odds being stacked against them—and that is due in no small part to the efforts of the Bryan ISD GEAR UP team. With a focused, personalized commitment to dropout recovery and prevention, GEAR UP staffer Lindsey...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Alexis

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Alexis
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Need a theater...