California GEAR UP announces statewide events

  Thursday, September 17 at 1:00pm Everett and Horace Mann Middle Schools in San Francisco will host a collaborative “Unity University” higher education event for students at Everett Middle School. This event will include proclamations from Mayor Gavin Newsom as well as breakout activities for students engaging them in the college going culture of their school.    Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell will join California GEAR UP on September 18, 2009 from 8am-10am Valley High School, Elk Grove School District, Sacramento, CA.  GEAR UP schools across California will also host celebrations.   Open media and education professionals invitation.  If …

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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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About CA GEAR UP

The goal of the California GEAR UP state program is to develop and sustain the organizational capacity of middle schools to prepare ALL students for high school and postsecondary education through the establishment of a statewide network of support. Since 1999, the California GEAR UP program State grant and the 68 partnership projects have impacted over 1/3 of the 1200 middle schools in California, with the State grant serving over 215,000 students in 227 schools in 88 school districts. The state model is designed to create a self-sustaining college-going culture by working with whole schools through the adults that have …

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