Having created an intensive application process to find her most ideal leaders, GEAR UP Site Facilitator, Traci Keele, had this to say about the opportunity, “Our GEAR UP students will learn valuable skills from the RISING UP: Coaching Program and then be rewarded for their time and effort with an overnight college tour to visit four colleges across Texas.”
What an amazing opportunity to help students become more resilient, while also increase awareness and hopes of going to college. Thanks to ESC 12 for including us in this powerful effort to help students across their region keep RISING UP!
This month TEEN TRUTH’s RISING UP: Coaching Program will extend our partnership with the GEAR UP program in ESC 12 (Waco, TX area). Working with select student leaders at Groesbeck High School, we will be training 26 student coaches to work with after-school students who participate in the 21st Century ACE program offered by the district.