Recently TEEN TRUTH’s Sharon Aguilar was able to train 26 student coaches in the RISING UP: Coaching Program Peer-to-Peer Curriculum.  Working with administrators from both GEAR UP and the district’s 21st Century ACE Program Aguilar had this to say about her experience, “On presidents’s day I had the privilege of working with junior’s from Groesbeck High School. A mix from all walks of life these youth volunteered to make a difference in their community. The new coaches will be traveling back to their Junior High Schools to help train others to #changethelanguage around bullying and other critical student pressures. They will become social advocates and help build a cohesive school community by inspiring others to develop a culture of understanding, a culture of support, and a culture resiliency.”

Long time client Traci Keele had this to say about her experience working with RISING UP’s curriculum, “Sharon did a great job. The students really enjoyed it and we had many RISING UP coaches show up that same afternoon for the ACE Program! The students just did a meet and greet with the 7th and 8th graders, but will be sharing the modules the rest of the semester.”

It is always such an honor to work with so many great students and wonderful educators.  We are proud to introduce you to the new RISING UP: Coaching Program staff at Groesbeck High School.

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