In the News

Kristopher Rodriguez, GEAR UP alumni from Alice Independent School District in Texas, was recently highlighted in his local paper. Rodriguez was active in GEAR UP during middle and high school; he presented at multiple GEAR UP conferences, his grandfather was awarded the NCCEP Parent Leader of the Year award in 2011, and Rodriguez himself was first runner-up for NCCEP Youth Leader of the Year in 2012. He went on to attend Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is majoring in music education.