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How I Got Here: Heriberto

  • Texas GEAR UP

Part of the TXGU “How I Got Here” series—which includes videos focused on the WHY, PREP, FIND, PAY college-readiness categories—Heriberto’s story is perfect to share with GEAR UP students of all ages. The video introduces a former GEAR UP kid from Brownsville who went from playing with Legos to owning his very own robotics company. Passion, hard work, and a lot of AP classes helped him on his journey to a dream job that feels more like play.

Short Version: Watch Heriberto’s story unfold without the extra lesson tips.

Student Version: Find the teen-friendly version of the video write-up for viewing here.

Lesson Plans: Standards-aligned lesson plans have been developed to accompany the video when showing it to students.

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