TXGU Grant: Region One ESC GEAR UP: Ready, Set, College!
Big Picture: If a penny saved is a penny earned, students and parents in Region One ESC GEAR UP are learning how to pull down some serious cash. Family novela-viewing nights in the schools are paired with demonstrations from financial-literacy grant partners to give TXGU'ers better insight into what it means to save up for school, as well as how to best manage their money in the meantime. They laugh, they cry, they chow down on some popcorn—and in the end, everyone goes home a little more prepared to handle their college finances. We give that two thumbs up.
Sample Tools: See how participating schools get the word out, get scheduled, and get popcorn!