Gear Up Waco

As part of a five-year program, the PDC partnered with Baylor University and other educational institutions in McClennon County, Texas, to identify middle school students at risk and begin to track them toward higher education. Part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Gear Up program, the PDC collaborated with other agencies in video projects; parent, student, and teacher dialogues; a parental leadership program; and community resource mobilization. The PDC also provided a pilot training program in conflict management for teachers at Brazos Middle School in Texas. The PDC also designed and facilitated a day-long conference for two Texas school distrcits entitled “Creating Parent-Student Communities of Hope and Imagination.”