Gear Up

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Gear Up

A message from the GEAR UP Coordinator, Jemeka Summerhill:

Hello Patriots! I am your GEAR UP facilitator at Palo Alto middle school. My role on campus is to assist seventh and eighth grade students in becoming college and career ready. I am looking forward to the college trips, educational field trips, mentoring, tutoring, summer camps, college and career prep, and all of the other activities that GEAR UP provides. 

GEAR UP is a federally funded program that works with the current 6th and 7th grade students to help them prepare for high school and college. Every student enrolled in 7th and 8th grade is part of the GEAR UP program. I will be following the students until they graduate high school. This allows us to get to know the students and provide quality services. The following are examples of what GEAR UP can do for students:

·      Field Trips to College Campus

·      Educational trips to museums

·      Tutoring

·      Counseling

·      Mentoring

·      College and Career Readiness

·      Summer Camps