Celebrate National GEAR UP Day in California

Dear GEAR UP Supporters,

National GEAR UP Week is next week!

Here is Congressman Fattah’s official invitation and an update on our National GEAR UP week schedule.

It’s critical that next week be a national celebration of GEAR UP, with activities at sites across the country demonstrating the value of our programs and the support they have in our communities. Please let me know as soon as you can if you can do one of the six focus activities.  We have a team of people here ready to help you make your GEAR UP Week activity a success.

As a reminder, GEAR UP Week focus activities are:

  • Post a GEAR UP Dreams Wall – butcher paper for your students to post their dreams and goals
  • Host a celebration event
  • Host a lunchtime celebration at school
  • Write and send letters to your Members of Congress
  • Sign and deliver an oversized thank you card to your Congressperson’s district office
  • Create a GEAR UP Chain of paper links representing the students and families you serve

And here’s our master planning schedule for the week:

Monday, October 24th – NATIONAL GEAR UP WEEK BEGINS!

  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Congressman Fattah usher us in with a video message. (Stay tuned for a link – note that it will be available all week.)
  • NCCEP’s National GEAR UP Online Week Call to Action launches: 1000 emails and 100 calls to Members of Congress in support of college access.
  • Puerto Rico GEAR UP’s Dream Wall activity begins
  • Is your action on Monday? Let us know and we’ll list it and help promote it!

Tuesday, October 25th

  • National GEAR UP Week actions across the country
  • Is your action on Tuesday? Let us know and we’ll list it and help promote it!

Wednesday, October 26th

  • National GEAR UP Week actions across the country
  • Is your action on Wednesday? Let us know and we’ll list it and help promote it!

Thursday, October 27th

  • National GEAR UP Week actions across the country
  • Is your action on Thursday? Let us know and we’ll list it and help promote it!

Friday, October 28th

  • National GEAR UP Actions across the country
  • Is your action on Friday? Let us know and we’ll list it and help promote it!

National GEAR UP Week is all about celebrating GEAR UP and all of the hard work you and your team does to help your community of students get into college and succeed. Let us know how you plan to participate.  We’ll be there to help every step of the way.

If you are celebrating in California, email us and tell us what you are doing: sean.brennan@ucop.edu

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