Educator Toolbox

Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent Transition Event


TXGU Grant:
UTEP Solutions for Optimal Readiness (SOAR)

Big Picture: 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, students willing to share their experiences onstage, and even an astronaut’s intervention, word spread like wildfire when UTEP SOAR hosted a family conference. Proud parents came in ready to learn what they could do to help their students go above and beyond. With all this positive involvement, that proverbial phrase “the sky’s the limit” actually feels a bit short-sighted..

Sample Tools: Check out the flyers and brochures that got the community into the UTEP SOAR family conference, as well as what they had to ask. These resources are out of this world, so to speak.

Parent Transition Supplemental Materials