Bryan ISD GEAR UP Program Promotes Higher Learning

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

Over the last month we've been telling you about a program that's helping Bryan I.S.D. students get ready for the next step.

It's called the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs or GEAR UP and it's helping the Class of 2014 prepare for college.

With his sophomore year coming to a close, Bryan High student T.J. Rodriguez has a lot on his plate right now.

College is priority number one and he has big aspirations.

"I want to go to A&M if I stay in state and if I go out of state, I want to go to Tennessee," said T.J.

Thanks to the GEAR UP program taking T.J. to visit campuses around the Lone Star State and helping him understand financial aid, college is becoming more clear.

"It seems pretty difficult to figure out so I'm glad GEAR UP can help me with stuff like that," said T.J.

Program Coordinator Lourdes Gorzycki has high hopes for T.J. as he gets ready for his junior year at Bryan High School.

"He is serious about school work, and he is serious about his future and college. We see him as a great role model for our young men," said Gorzycki.

A role model who hopes to become the first person in his family to go to college.

T.J. plans on majoring in urban and regional sciences.

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