National GEAR UP Day: 15 ways to celebrate

1.Hold an event celebrating your GEAR UP program! Invite local media, elected officials, school administrators, parents, teachers, and students. 2. Host a Potluck BBQ as a thank you for dedicated GEAR UP volunteers. 3. Create a “See How Much We’ve Grown” Chart indicating the increases in federal funding for GEAR UP over the last 10 years. Turn this into an opportunity to highlight the success of your GEAR UP program. 4. Invite your local elected officials (mayor, city council) to attend a College Access Roundtable with your GEAR UP staff and students. This would be a great time for students …

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