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How I Got Here: Elvia

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Elvia’s story is sure to resonate with many, many, many TXGU’ers. She had big college dreams—but her mother wanted her working full-time instead to help support the family. What’s a (very conflicted) girl to do? Watch Elvia’s “How I Got Here” video for a look at how she successfully navigated that huge hurdle stuck in the middle of her college journey. 

Lesson Plans: When sharing this powerful video with your students, these standards-aligned lesson plans will help underscore the message.

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