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Drum Cafe South and TAMIU partner for GEAR UP!

The Drum Cafe South team was greatly honored to have the opportunity to partner with Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) to help communicate to 8th graders the importance of starting today to begin preparing for College and other post-secondary studies.   The initiative is titled GEAR UP and stands for "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs", which is a national initiative funded through the Department of Education.

As part of the program, the Drum Cafe South team traveled across the south part of Texas to work mainly with students from the 8th Grade, but also included 6th and 7th graders for some assemblies. We integrated the goals and language associated of GEAR UP into our highly popular interactive hands-on programs to accentuate kinesthetically the importance of higher education.  Focus, motivation, and discipline all came into play during Drum Cafe's visits to 6 different middle schools in the Rio Grande Valley.

Drum Cafe South realizes that to fully accomplish the aim of GEAR UP requires the combined effort of parents, students, educators, and communities. Drum Cafe South is honored to be part of the process to help the students get excited for their future education. 

Posted by Luan Jiang on 21st October, 2012 | Comments | Trackbacks

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