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TXGU Activity: Looking Ahead for Inspiration

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 Texas GEAR UP

Grade Level: 12th

Introduction for Educators: Your students won't be in high school for much longer. Having the support from their families once they head to college will be essential.

Introduction for Students: It's time to have another college conversation with your parents. Their support is more important now than ever.

The Activity: Have students write a letter to their parents thanking them for all the support they've given over the last eighteen (or so) years. Suggest that students express to their parents that they’re going to need their emotional support into the next four years of college—and beyond. Urge students to share how they hope their family relationship will change and evolve.