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Overcoming College Prep Obstacles with Texas GEAR UP

By: TEA

Series (9)

1. Introduction [[93361]]

  1. Overcoming College Prep Obstacles with Texas GEAR UP

    A series of engaging college and career readiness videos—and corresponding lesson plans—for educators and middle-school and high-school students features real-life young adults sharing the lessons they learned on their path to a degree. Each video and lesson plan set offers a comprehensive and relatable look at college and career prep by sharing the journey of one of eight young adults who overcame various hurdles on their path to post-secondary success. You can find other college and career readiness resources, including videos, a career aptitude quiz, and even more at www.texasgearup.com.

    Videos in this resource are best viewed using Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser. 

2. Selecting the Right College [[93396]]

  1. For college junior Joseph, choosing the perfect school was about finding the perfect fit.

    How I Got Here: Joseph—Student Video

  2. How I Got Here: Joseph—Educator Video

3. Transferring Colleges [[93371]]

  1. See how video-game producer Alex decided that transferring universities was the right move for him during his journey through college.

    How I Got Here: Alex—Student Video

  2. How I Got Here: Alex—Educator Video

4. Paying for College [[93386]]

  1. Learn how college senior Angelica put in some serious effort to take the guesswork out of paying for her education.

    How I Got Here: Angelica—Student Video

  2. How I Got Here: Angelica—Educator Video

5. Handling the Unexpected [[93401]]

  1. Young financial advisor Kevin teaches us how even at the zero hour, being resourceful can help pay for college.

    How I Got Here: Kevin—Student Video

  2. How I Got Here: Kevin—Educator Video

6. Getting Ahead with AP [[93391]]

  1. Robotics engineer Heriberto shows us how taking AP classes during high school can give you a major leg up on pursuing your dream.

    How I Got Here: Heriberto—Student Video

  2. How I Got Here: Heriberto—Educator Video

7. Unlocking Opportunity Through College [[93406]]

  1. Aspiring veterinarian Lemnique chose to go to college because it was the only way she would be able to accomplish her dreams.

    How I Got Here: Lemnique—Student Video

  2. How I Got Here: Lemnique—Educator Video

8. Overcoming Undocumented-Student Hurdles [[93411]]

  1. Maria bravely doesn’t let her undocumented status prevent her from getting a college degree.

    How I Got Here: Maria—Student Video

    Videos in this resource are best viewed using Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser.

  2. How I Got Here: Maria—Educator Video

9. Creating a Better Life Through College [[93416]]

  1. Being raised in a migrant farm-working family gave Veronica all the motivation she needed to set her goals and go for them.

    How I Got Here: Veronica—Student Video

    Videos in this resource are best viewed using Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser.

  2. How I Got Here: Veronica—Educator Video