National GEAR UP Week

National GEAR UP Week 2016 Picture Collage Recap!
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National GEAR UP Week 2016

National GEAR UP Week 2015 Recap

We had a great time celebrating NATIONAL GEAR UP WEEK 2015!

Check out how some of our schools celebrated college access and success

Day 1: RSU #39 - Daily morning announcements on college access. Check out Monday's announcement below.
gear up announcement

Day 2: We really wanted to share this video of Congressman Chaka Fattah and his statement commemorating the 2015 National GEAR UP Week. Chaka Fattah is the architect behind GEAR UP! "GEAR UP has helped more than 12 million students nationwide and has earned accolades for its approach and emphasis on using best practices in preparing students from low-income backgrounds for college." 
Day 3: What an awesome idea Fort Fairfield High school had to celebrate National GEAR UP week! They created a Dream Wall for students to post their career and postsecondary goals and aspirations. Thank you Fort Fairfield HS for sharing this with us! We love it! Don't forget to hashtag #IheartGEARUP #GEARUPworks #GEARUPmaine 
gear up dream wall
Day 4: Students at The Official Machias Memorial High School are celebrating National GEAR UP Week with their ‪#‎IheartGEARUPME‬ posters and an awesome back to school bulletin board that highlights Maine's colleges and universities. Way to go Machias! ‪#‎GEARUPworks‬ ‪#‎GEARUPmaine‬

Day 5: Machias Memorial High School ended National GEAR UP Week with a College T-Shirt Friday! Faculty wore shirts from their Alma Maters and held up school banners that they have collected over the years. Awesome way to celebrate Machias! ‪#‎IheartGEARUPME‬ ‪#‎IheartGEARUP‬ ‪#‎GEARUPworks‬