If you're wondering where your tried-and-true Texas GEAR UP materials are, you've come to the right place. The most popular resources from the previous site's Build Your Own Toolkit section have been collected right here for your convenience (and nostalgia). Feel free to do some vintage browsing and download anything that catches your eye...
Want to create or expand a mentoring program in your community? This toolkit's videos and supporting print materials can help you do it—delving into virtually every aspect of school-based mentoring.
Community Members serve as mentors to middle- and high-school students in this well-established program at Spring Branch ISD.
Education majors at Stephen F. Austin State University use technology to mentor secondary students from rural East Texas school districts.
Two mentoring programs in the Rio Grande Valley train parents to inform and motivate other parents to get involved in their children's education.
A student organization at Northeast Texas Community College offers peer mentoring for at-risk youth in nearby school districts.
Motivate people throughout your community to become mentors with a collection of inspirational mentoring stories and images.
Comprised of resources for both presenters and students, this ever-popular portfolio offers up information to help kids and parents embark today on the journey to college.
This video and supporting materials cover career exploration, goal-setting, challenging coursework, and other keys to successful college preparation—including helpful tips from students, counselors, and college admissions officers.
This video brings the first year of college to life through the eyes of freshmen and sophomore students at three different campuses. Divided into modules for discussion, it's especially enlightening for students and families that have little college experience.
See current and former community college students who have benefited from their postsecondary experiences, and learn why it can be a great option for many different students.
This video (and discussion guide) explains the different types of financial aid by sharing the experiences of three students who are using it to help fund their own college educations.
NASA scientist Jack Bacon challenges students to imagine themselves int he future—encouraging them to set goals, work hard, and prepare for life in a rapidly-changing world.
Former Texas State Demographer Steve Murdock reexamines trends, forecasts, and challenges facing the state.