My GEAR UP Story
Jose Q., 12th grader at Statesville High School in Statesville, NC and future college student at UNC Charlotte on his experience with GEAR UP NC summer enrichment opportunities including the General Henry Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge at NC State University and NCCEP Youth Congress.
Jaurquise W., a graduate of Shelby High School in Shelby, NC and college student at NC A&T State University shares his experiences with GEAR UP and mentorship from his GEAR UP Coordinator as he reaches his goals.
Cindy F., a 12th grader at East Rutherford High School in Forest City, NC and future college student narrates her once in a lifetime experience visiting UNC Chapel Hill during a GEAR UP Day and the impact this has had in her life.
Riska Z., a graduate of Asheboro High School in Asheboro, NC and college student shares her path to college as a leader in her high school community and the challenges of applying and paying for college.
Tray G., a graduate of Bessemer City High School in Bessemer City, NC and college student at UNC Chapel Hill shares how GEAR UP was a resource in his journey to college by touring and learning more about colleges during summer enrichment programs.
Mackinsay H., a graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School in Smithfield, NC and college student explains how GEAR UP helped pave her way to college by growing as a leader and a person.
Isaac C., a graduate of Statesville High School in Statesville, NC and college student at Western Carolina University shares how he prepared himself for college and what students in middle and high school can do now to get ready for college.
Jade S. and Kendall H., both graduates of Newton-Conover High School in Newton-Conover, NC pursuing postsecondary education, explain their leadership development experiences through GEAR UP and the General Henry Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge at NC State University.
Thomas H., graduate of East Rutherford High School and college student, shares how to be your best self after his experience at GEAR UP/NCCEP's Youth Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.
Kia E., graduate of Statesville High School in Statesville, NC and college student at Winston-Salem State University shares how she is achieving the college dream.
Telling My GEAR UP Story
What GEAR UP experience has changed your life for the better? Tell us and make an impact on your peers! Click here for resources to help you tell your GEAR UP story. Email your GEAR UP story to email@example.com.
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