Nick Cannon and NCredible Entertainment will kick off National GEAR UP Day at Santa Ana College (SAC) to promote the importance of college attendance and academic achievement among more than 400 intermediate and high school students from the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). SAC and SAUSD, in concert with the University of California at Irvine (UCI), Latino Health Access and the Delhi Community Center, form the Santa Ana GEAR UP Partnership, which has reached more than 20,000 students since 1999 at six intermediate and four high schools with critical messages and resources to urge academic scholarship, high school graduation and increase the college-going rate from our community.
The event will include an inspiration address by Nick Cannon, whose personal mission includes inspiring teens to pursue their dreams and obtain an education. His presentation will be followed by a live performance featuring NCredible Entertainment and other celebrities.
The celebration will include speakers such as:
- Opening remarks by Erlinda J. Martinez, Ed.D., president, SAC; Raúl Rodríguez, Ph.D., chancellor, Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD); Larry Labrado, president, of the RSCCD Board of Trustees; Jane Russo, superintendent, SAUSD; and Audrey Yamagata-Noji, Ph.D., president, SAUSD Board of Education.
- Hector Garza, Ed.D., international president, National Council for Community and Educational Partnerships
- Nick Cannon-GEAR UP spokesperson and celebrity
- Annetta Bryant, president, Rein & Associates
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