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How I Got Here: Joseph G.

Big Picture: 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 TXGU “How I Got Here” video. Early on, this go-getter figured out how to save some big bucks on the path to his college degree(s)—starting at a local community college for two years before transferring to a pricier four-year school. Watch Joseph G. share his wildly impressive story and walk away full of both inspiration and college-cost-saving tips.

Lesson Plans: Enhance the video’s impact on your students by following it with the accompanying standards-aligned lesson plans. 

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