Financial Literacy


To attend college, one must consider finances. Financial literacy regarding options for funding college is a vital skill for aspiring learners planning to attend a university/college after high school. Region One ESC offers services to students to ensure they and their parents achieve the financial literacy necessary for them to pursue their post-secondary educations.

The Center for Excellence in College and Career Readiness Support offers a comprehensive range of valuable services to GEAR UP and non-GEAR UP students and their parents. The State of Economic Education: Making the Case for College and Career Readiness report prepared by Region One ESC lists and describes services which emerged from our experiences with GEAR UP program students, parents, and partners. Contact us if you have questions about how to reserve spaces for your students at our next large event!


The Region One Education Service Center is part of a state-wide system of 20 regional education service centers created in 1965 by the 59th Texas Legislature to assist school districts across the state. Originally slated to work with school districts as a media center, the role of the education service center has expanded to work alongside school districts to carry out the three main objectives as stipulated in the TEC §8.002: to assist school districts in improving student performance in each region of the system; enable school districts to operate more efficiently and economically; and implement initiatives assigned by the legislature or commissioner. Located in South Texas on the United States/Mexico border, Region One ESC serves 38 school districts and 10 charter school systems in the eight county areas of Brooks County, Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Jim Hogg County, Starr County, Webb County, Willacy County, and Zapata County.