Educator Toolbox

TXGU Activity: Building a Support Network


Created By: Texas GEAR UP

Grade Level: 12th

Introduction for Educators: To help students stay on track while in college with finances and work ethic, it’s important to help them build support for that period of life now.

Introduction for Students: Throughout school you've been learning to plan for how to pay for college and seek out help and wisdom. Sooner than you think, you’ll actually be in college. Take some time to explore where you'll find new support relationships when you’re there.

The Activity: Talk with someone in your support network about how going to college will change your relationship. Discuss what you want to change and what you want to stay the same.

Bonus Features: Read about Cesar Chavez, who worked to build a support network for Latino workers in the U.S. in the 1970s and invented the famous slogan "Si, se puede!" (Yes, we can!).