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College Awareness Videos

Resource Title: Choose College, We Did!

Description and Uses: In an effort to encourage parents and students, this award-winning video breaks down the college-going process in a straightforward, easy-to-understand fashion. Teachers and GEAR UP coordinators can show this video during class or at parent meetings and/or workshops.

How to Order: College Board Western Regional Office. 2099 Gateway Place, Suite 480. San Jose, CA. (408) 452-1400. E-mail: Website:

Choose College, We Did!

Resource Title: College: Making It Happen. Everyone Deserves an Education

Description and Uses: Developed by the California Education Round Table's Intersegmental Coordinating Committee, this video was created for parents to promote higher education to their children. Narrated by James Olmos, the video highlights various colleges and universities, the types of financial aid available, and the benefits of a college degree. Teachers can send the video home with a discussion sheet for students and their parents to use. GEAR UP coordinators can hold a parent meeting to share the video, and they may also want to invite a panel of parents who have college students to answer questions after the viewing.

How to Order: California Education Roundtable Intersegmental Coordinating Committee and California Postsecondary Education Commission. 560 J Street, Suite 390. Sacramento, CA. (916) 324-8593. Website:

College: Making It Happen. Everyone Deserves an Education

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