UTPA GEAR UP
UTPA Annex Rm. 112
2412 South Closner
Edinburg TX 78539-2909
(956) 665-7501 Office
(956) 665-7503 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Texas-Pan American GEAR UP Project: Las Platicadoras
Las Platicas Academy is a monthly occurrence and an initiative by UTPA GEAR UP that helps to build and strengthen capacity in parent volunteers. The goal of the parental involvement initiative is to help educate parents and assist in the development of the education of our children and for them to spread the word to other parents and ultimately increase college-going rates in the Rio Grande Valley.
The University of Texas Pan American GEAR UP Project serves 8,950 students in 28 middle schools in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Our motto is “Avanzando Juntos: GEARing UP for College- TOGETHER!” We firmly believe that true partnerships between public schools, parents, universities and our community will help our students achieve the ultimate mission of GEAR UP to graduate from high school and enter and succeed in college! The 8,950 students served by GEAR UP receive encouragement, awareness, preparation, rigor, and the skills required to get ready EARLY and ENTER and SUCCEED in COLLEGE!