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National GEAR UP Week Day 5

Join thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners, and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of your hard work and dedication.

National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity for you to raise awareness in your community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally. It's a time to engage all your stakeholders - local, state, and federal elected officials; funders; partners; and media - to share your program's accomplishments and to get them more involved with your services to students and families. Let's commemorate your hard work and the progress our students are making towards achieving their life-long dream of going to college!

National GEAR UP Week Day 4

Join thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners, and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of your hard work and dedication.

National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity for you to raise awareness in your community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally. It's a time to engage all your stakeholders - local, state, and federal elected officials; funders; partners; and media - to share your program's accomplishments and to get them more involved with your services to students and families. Let's commemorate your hard work and the progress our students are making towards achieving their life-long dream of going to college!

National GEAR UP Week Day 3

Join thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners, and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of your hard work and dedication.

National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity for you to raise awareness in your community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally. It's a time to engage all your stakeholders - local, state, and federal elected officials; funders; partners; and media - to share your program's accomplishments and to get them more involved with your services to students and families. Let's commemorate your hard work and the progress our students are making towards achieving their life-long dream of going to college!

National GEAR UP Week Day 2

Join thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners, and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of your hard work and dedication.

National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity for you to raise awareness in your community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally. It's a time to engage all your stakeholders - local, state, and federal elected officials; funders; partners; and media - to share your program's accomplishments and to get them more involved with your services to students and families. Let's commemorate your hard work and the progress our students are making towards achieving their life-long dream of going to college!

National GEAR UP Week Day 1

Join thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners, and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of your hard work and dedication.

National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity for you to raise awareness in your community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally. It's a time to engage all your stakeholders - local, state, and federal elected officials; funders; partners; and media - to share your program's accomplishments and to get them more involved with your services to students and families. Let's commemorate your hard work and the progress our students are making towards achieving their life-long dream of going to college!

GEAR UP Georgia IHE Training

August 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM Microsoft Teams Meeting

Click HERE to register (IHE Point of Contact)

Click HERE to register (College Student Ambassadors)

GEAR UP Georgia is excited to work with our IHE Point of Contacts and College Student Ambassadors to develop a collective impact approach to ensure the success of our students on YOUR campuses.

Tied by a shared desire to increase student postsecondary persistence rates, this meeting will ensure that we share objectives and measures, clearly delineate responsibilities and resources, develop a plan for continuous and effective communication, and provide structural and technical support to each other.

Additional meeting items:

Parent University College Transition Series Session 6: First-Year Experience

Virtual Parent Meeting Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a parent series designed to help families through the college transition process.

Dates    (6-8 pm)Session Descriptions 
June 16, 2022 The Starting A College Transition Journey session will show parents the correlation between their parent profile and the trajectory of their child’s post-secondary education journey. Parents will learn about their role in their child’s college transition process and how to create a successful plan for themselves as their child matriculates to college. 
June 23, 2022 Financial Aid 101 is a review for some and an overview for all parents on the process of funding a college education. Concepts including federal, state, institutional and private aid opportunities will be discussed. Parents will also have an opportunity to complete the FAFSA application (if they haven’t already done so) at the end of the workshop in preparation for their child’s 2022 college freshman year.  It’s not too late!!
July 14, 2022Social & Emotional Awareness will discuss stressors that students will encounter through the college transition. Parents will become more mindful of positive and negative consequences, how to encourage their child to self-advocate for themselves and create a plan for future experiences. 
July 28, 2022 College Student Financial Literacy includes presentations surrounding common money mistakes and creating a financial plan for upcoming college students. Through this session, parents will create a simple budget for their child, identify common pitfalls, and learn about resources available to them. 
August 11, 2022 The Talk is a presentation surrounding peer pressure, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Parents will engage in a discussion about the social pressures of college freedom, including the college’s Title IX response. 
August 25, 2022 The First-Year Experience session will expose parents to the experience of going through the high school to college transition with their child. Parents will also learn who to know on campus and what resources they need to look for when they get there.

GEAR UP College Ambassador Application Deadline

GEAR UP Georgia is a federally funded college access and success program that provides support for students to graduate from high school and successfully complete their college programs of study. The Ambassador position will serve as student-level contact to assist with continued support for GEAR UP students through the end of their first year of college. 

Click HERE to apply.

GEAR UP Georgia College Ambassador Duties:

Stipend: $1,000 per semester (One payment in December and one in May for a total of $2,000 for the school year).

Parent University College Transition Series Session 5: The Talk

Virtual Parent Meeting Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a parent series designed to help families through the college transition process.

Dates    (6-8 pm)Session Descriptions 
June 16, 2022 The Starting A College Transition Journey session will show parents the correlation between their parent profile and the trajectory of their child’s post-secondary education journey. Parents will learn about their role in their child’s college transition process and how to create a successful plan for themselves as their child matriculates to college. 
June 23, 2022 Financial Aid 101 is a review for some and an overview for all parents on the process of funding a college education. Concepts including federal, state, institutional and private aid opportunities will be discussed. Parents will also have an opportunity to complete the FAFSA application (if they haven’t already done so) at the end of the workshop in preparation for their child’s 2022 college freshman year.  It’s not too late!!
July 14, 2022Social & Emotional Awareness will discuss stressors that students will encounter through the college transition. Parents will become more mindful of positive and negative consequences, how to encourage their child to self-advocate for themselves and create a plan for future experiences. 
July 28, 2022 College Student Financial Literacy includes presentations surrounding common money mistakes and creating a financial plan for upcoming college students. Through this session, parents will create a simple budget for their child, identify common pitfalls, and learn about resources available to them. 
August 11, 2022 The Talk is a presentation surrounding peer pressure, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Parents will engage in a discussion about the social pressures of college freedom, including the college’s Title IX response. 
August 25, 2022 The First-Year Experience session will expose parents to the experience of going through the high school to college transition with their child. Parents will also learn who to know on campus and what resources they need to look for when they get there.

“It’s Not Too Late!” Last Minute Enrollment and Transfer Student Workshop

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Virtual)

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia to learn what to do if you make last-minute postsecondary changes and decisions. GEAR UP Georgia students that attend will receive a Grubhub meal credit for dinner.

Parent University College Transition Series Session 4: College Student Financial Literacy

Virtual Parent Meeting Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a parent series designed to help families through the college transition process.

Dates    (6-8 pm)Session Descriptions 
June 16, 2022 The Starting A College Transition Journey session will show parents the correlation between their parent profile and the trajectory of their child’s post-secondary education journey. Parents will learn about their role in their child’s college transition process and how to create a successful plan for themselves as their child matriculates to college. 
June 23, 2022 Financial Aid 101 is a review for some and an overview for all parents on the process of funding a college education. Concepts including federal, state, institutional and private aid opportunities will be discussed. Parents will also have an opportunity to complete the FAFSA application (if they haven’t already done so) at the end of the workshop in preparation for their child’s 2022 college freshman year.  It’s not too late!!
July 14, 2022Social & Emotional Awareness will discuss stressors that students will encounter through the college transition. Parents will become more mindful of positive and negative consequences, how to encourage their child to self-advocate for themselves and create a plan for future experiences. 
July 28, 2022 College Student Financial Literacy includes presentations surrounding common money mistakes and creating a financial plan for upcoming college students. Through this session, parents will create a simple budget for their child, identify common pitfalls, and learn about resources available to them. 
August 11, 2022 The Talk is a presentation surrounding peer pressure, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Parents will engage in a discussion about the social pressures of college freedom, including the college’s Title IX response. 
August 25, 2022 The First-Year Experience session will expose parents to the experience of going through the high school to college transition with their child. Parents will also learn who to know on campus and what resources they need to look for when they get there. 

Your Changing Role: How to Be a Great College Parent and Help Your Student Make a Successful Transition

NameYour Changing Role: How to Be a Great College Parent and Help Your Student Make a Successful Transition
DateJul 27 (Wed)
8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m
LocationOnline: Click HERE to register!
Description

Settling into college life is a big step for students and a big adjustment for parents, too! The roles and responsibilities of the new college parent are not clearly defined. How do you learn to be a supportive college parent while making sure your student has the skills they need to succeed?

Join special guest speaker, Dr. Andrea Malkin Brenner, college transition educator, creator of the Talking College (TM) Cards, and co-author of How to College: What to Know Before You Go (and When You're There), for this practical session on things you can do to support your student's success in college while lessening your involvement in their daily lives as they become more self-reliant. Topics will include:

  • Teaching students to understand the responsibilities that come with independence
  • Preparing them for the differences between high school and college academics
  • Practicing self-sufficient problem-solving
  • Learning to build resilience after challenges and setbacks

“Let’s Get Organized for the Fall” Student Workshop

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM (Virtual)

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia to learn tips, tricks, and best practices to get yourself organized and ready for success in college. GEAR UP Georgia students that attend will receive a Grubhub meal credit for dinner.

Savannah Parent’s Panel

Monday, July 25, 2022 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Savannah State University, Whiting Hall Auditorium

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a predatory event designed for parents if college-bound students. Come get all of your questions answered for your child's upcoming high school to college transition.

Usher’s New Look 2022 Disruptivator Summit

July 20-22 in Atlanta, GA on Emory University's Campus

Register HERE!

Usher’s New Look is bringing together 200+ youth to celebrate 23 years of unstoppable global youth leadership at the 4th, Annual Disruptivator Summit. This 3-day summit will feature speakers, networking, performances, a career fair, and tons of awesome surprises! Space is limited, so if you’re in high school 9-12th grade with a desire to use your “spark” to make positive change in the world, reserve your spot now! It’s going to be epic!

Usher’s New Look 2022 Disruptivator Summit

July 20-22 in Atlanta, GA on Emory University's Campus

Register HERE!

Usher’s New Look is bringing together 200+ youth to celebrate 23 years of unstoppable global youth leadership at the 4th, Annual Disruptivator Summit. This 3-day summit will feature speakers, networking, performances, a career fair, and tons of awesome surprises! Space is limited, so if you’re in high school 9-12th grade with a desire to use your “spark” to make positive change in the world, reserve your spot now! It’s going to be epic!

Usher’s New Look 2022 Disruptivator Summit

July 20-22 in Atlanta, GA on Emory University's Campus

Register HERE!

Usher’s New Look is bringing together 200+ youth to celebrate 23 years of unstoppable global youth leadership at the 4th, Annual Disruptivator Summit. This 3-day summit will feature speakers, networking, performances, a career fair, and tons of awesome surprises! Space is limited, so if you’re in high school 9-12th grade with a desire to use your “spark” to make positive change in the world, reserve your spot now! It’s going to be epic!

NCCEP National GEAR UP Conference

The NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference is the national convening of professionals, parents, students, policymakers, and community partners who support GEAR UP programs and the students they serve nationally. You will gain ideas, strategies, and tools to better serve GEAR UP students through inspiring plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities. 

NCCEP National GEAR UP Conference

The NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference is the national convening of professionals, parents, students, policymakers, and community partners who support GEAR UP programs and the students they serve nationally. You will gain ideas, strategies, and tools to better serve GEAR UP students through inspiring plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities. 

NCCEP National GEAR UP Conference

The NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference is the national convening of professionals, parents, students, policymakers, and community partners who support GEAR UP programs and the students they serve nationally. You will gain ideas, strategies, and tools to better serve GEAR UP students through inspiring plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities. 

Atlanta Area College-Bound Parent Summit

WHEN: July 16, 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE: Westlake High School

2400 Union Rd SW, 

Atlanta, GA 30331

HOW: Click HERE to register!

Parents will participate in knowledge-building sessions to better prepare their households for a college education. Parents are invited to bring their questions for an engaging panel discussion with higher education professionals. 

July ACT Test Date

National ACT 2021-2022 Test Date

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.

Parent University College Transition Series Session 3: Social & Emotional Awareness

Virtual Parent Meeting Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a parent series designed to help families through the college transition process.

Dates    (6-8 pm)Session Descriptions 
June 16, 2022 The Starting A College Transition Journey session will show parents the correlation between their parent profile and the trajectory of their child’s post-secondary education journey. Parents will learn about their role in their child’s college transition process and how to create a successful plan for themselves as their child matriculates to college. 
June 23, 2022 Financial Aid 101 is a review for some and an overview for all parents on the process of funding a college education. Concepts including federal, state, institutional and private aid opportunities will be discussed. Parents will also have an opportunity to complete the FAFSA application (if they haven’t already done so) at the end of the workshop in preparation for their child’s 2022 college freshman year.  It’s not too late!!
July 14, 2022Social & Emotional Awareness will discuss stressors that students will encounter through the college transition. Parents will become more mindful of positive and negative consequences, how to encourage their child to self-advocate for themselves and create a plan for future experiences. 
July 28, 2022 College Student Financial Literacy includes presentations surrounding common money mistakes and creating a financial plan for upcoming college students. Through this session, parents will create a simple budget for their child, identify common pitfalls, and learn about resources available to them. 
August 11, 2022 The Talk is a presentation surrounding peer pressure, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Parents will engage in a discussion about the social pressures of college freedom, including the college’s Title IX response. 
August 25, 2022 The First-Year Experience session will expose parents to the experience of going through the high school to college transition with their child. Parents will also learn who to know on campus and what resources they need to look for when they get there. 

Muscogee Parent’s Panel

Monday, July 11, 2022 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Columbus State University, Davidson Center

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a predatory event designed for parents if college-bound students. Come get all of your questions answered for your child's upcoming high school to college transition. 

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Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Open House (DeKalb)

DeKalb Campus

Saturday, June 25, 2022

10am - 2pm

At the DeKalb Campus, we will offer an Academic Fair in Building A Lobby.  We will also offer the exciting opportunity for students to tour select labs and talk with instructors in their respective areas at both Open House events.  Any prospective student that applies for Admission at Open House will have the $25 application fee waived.  

Click HERE to register!

Parent University College Transition Series Session 2: Financial Aid

Virtual Parent Meeting Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a parent series designed to help families through the college transition process.

Dates    (6-8 pm)Session Descriptions 
June 16, 2022 The Starting A College Transition Journey session will show parents the correlation between their parent profile and the trajectory of their child’s post-secondary education journey. Parents will learn about their role in their child’s college transition process and how to create a successful plan for themselves as their child matriculates to college. 
June 23, 2022 Financial Aid 101 is a review for some and an overview for all parents on the process of funding a college education. Concepts including federal, state, institutional and private aid opportunities will be discussed. Parents will also have an opportunity to complete the FAFSA application (if they haven’t already done so) at the end of the workshop in preparation for their child’s 2022 college freshman year.  It’s not too late!!
July 14, 2022Social & Emotional Awareness will discuss stressors that students will encounter through the college transition. Parents will become more mindful of positive and negative consequences, how to encourage their child to self-advocate for themselves and create a plan for future experiences. 
July 28, 2022 College Student Financial Literacy includes presentations surrounding common money mistakes and creating a financial plan for upcoming college students. Through this session, parents will create a simple budget for their child, identify common pitfalls, and learn about resources available to them. 
August 11, 2022 The Talk is a presentation surrounding peer pressure, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Parents will engage in a discussion about the social pressures of college freedom, including the college’s Title IX response. 
August 25, 2022 The First-Year Experience session will expose parents to the experience of going through the high school to college transition with their child. Parents will also learn who to know on campus and what resources they need to look for when they get there. 

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Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas.[7] Originating in Galveston, the holiday has since been observed annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States, often broadly celebrating African-American culture. The day was first recognized as a federal holiday in June 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

ACT Registration Deadline for July 16 Exam

National ACT 2021-2022 Registration Deadline

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.

Parent University College Transition Series Session 1: Starting A College Transition Journey

Virtual Parent Meeting Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and College Readiness 101 for a parent series designed to help families through the college transition process.

Dates    (6-8 pm)Session Descriptions 
June 16, 2022 The Starting A College Transition Journey session will show parents the correlation between their parent profile and the trajectory of their child’s post-secondary education journey. Parents will learn about their role in their child’s college transition process and how to create a successful plan for themselves as their child matriculates to college. 
June 23, 2022 Financial Aid 101 is a review for some and an overview for all parents on the process of funding a college education. Concepts including federal, state, institutional and private aid opportunities will be discussed. Parents will also have an opportunity to complete the FAFSA application (if they haven’t already done so) at the end of the workshop in preparation for their child’s 2022 college freshman year.  It’s not too late!!
July 14, 2022Social & Emotional Awareness will discuss stressors that students will encounter through the college transition. Parents will become more mindful of positive and negative consequences, how to encourage their child to self-advocate for themselves and create a plan for future experiences. 
July 28, 2022 College Student Financial Literacy includes presentations surrounding common money mistakes and creating a financial plan for upcoming college students. Through this session, parents will create a simple budget for their child, identify common pitfalls, and learn about resources available to them. 
August 11, 2022 The Talk is a presentation surrounding peer pressure, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Parents will engage in a discussion about the social pressures of college freedom, including the college’s Title IX response. 
August 25, 2022 The First-Year Experience session will expose parents to the experience of going through the high school to college transition with their child. Parents will also learn who to know on campus and what resources they need to look for when they get there. 

June ACT Test Date

National ACT 2021-2022 Test Date

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.

June SAT Exam

Due to college admissions policies and scholarship requirements, taking the ACT/SAT is a must-to-do for high school seniors.  GEAR UP Georgia has test prep and SAT fee waivers to help you.

For the SAT registration site click HERE. You’ll need to make a College Board account. 

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration

Deadline

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

GEAR UP Annual Evaluation Meeting

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

June 3, 2022

Central (USO) GEAR UP staff will review evaluation findings on PSE, retention and persistence. 

GEAR UP Annual Evaluation Meeting

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

June 2, 2022

Fulltime GEAR UP staff will review data procedures and KPI results, and examine evaluation findings from Year 6 to improve grant effectiveness. 

End of Year School Coordinator Meeting

Join GEAR UP Georgia on May 31st and June 1st  for a year-end review and celebration of grant and team successes at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Click HERE to register!

With this convening, GEAR UP Georgia seeks to learn from GEAR UP school and district coordinators about grant success and obstacles while highlighting successful outcomes. Together we will...

End of Year School Coordinator Meeting

Join GEAR UP Georgia on May 31st and June 1st  for a year-end review and celebration of grant and team successes at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Click HERE to register!

With this convening, GEAR UP Georgia seeks to learn from GEAR UP school and district coordinators about grant success and obstacles while highlighting successful outcomes. Together we will...

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UNL Leadership Academy

GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look (UNL) are joined by a common purpose of ensuring that students participating in the GEAR UP Leadership Academy virtual enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, focused on leadership, spark (talent) development, financial literacy, career development, and college readiness.

The bi-weekly, hour and a half long sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at 6pm, twice a month. The GEAR UP Leadership Academy youth are dynamic high schoolers from
various counties in Georgia.
 Leadership Academy Schedule:

Click here to register.

Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts College Decision Day

May 19, 2022 at 12:00pm

2580 Mt Zion Pkwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236

College Signing Day celebrates all students committed to pursuing an education past high school. Whether they plan to attend a community college, a 4-year university, a certificate program, the military, or any other education past high school, College Signing Day shows full support of students making decisions for their future.

Jordan Vocational High School Senior Celebration

May 18, 2022

Jordan Vocational High School
3200 Howard Avenue
Columbus, GA. 31904
School Auditorium

College Signing Day celebrates all students committed to pursuing an education past high school. Whether they plan to attend a community college, a 4-year university, a certificate program, the military, or any other education past high school, College Signing Day shows full support for students making decisions for their future.

UNL Ambassador Meeting

LEADERSHIP| COMMUNITY BUILDING | PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT |MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Usher’s New Look and GEAR UP Georgia partnered to offer GEAR UP Ambassadors monthly enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year focused on leadership, community building, personal and professional development, and mental health awareness. The Ambassadors will have access to the GEAR UP Leadership Academy sessions and other UNL offerings including First Friday Scholarship Check-Ins, Spark Days, and more.

Monthly hour-long sessions will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and optional virtual check-ins for the remainder of the month.

Dates: All sessions are from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

UNL Leadership Academy

GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look (UNL) are joined by a common purpose of ensuring that students participating in the GEAR UP Leadership Academy virtual enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, focused on leadership, spark (talent) development, financial literacy, career development, and college readiness.

The bi-weekly, hour and a half long sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at 6pm, twice a month. The GEAR UP Leadership Academy youth are dynamic high schoolers from
various counties in Georgia.
 Leadership Academy Schedule:

Click here to register.

May SAT Exam

Due to college admissions policies and scholarship requirements, taking the ACT/SAT is a must-to-do for high school seniors.  GEAR UP Georgia has test prep and SAT fee waivers to help you.

For the SAT registration site click HERE. You’ll need to make a College Board account. 

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration

Deadline

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sol C Johnson High School College Signing Day

05/06/2022 at 5:30 pm

3012 Sunset Blvd, Savannah, GA 31404

College Signing Day celebrates all students committed to pursuing an education past high school. Whether they plan to attend a community college, a 4-year university, a certificate program, the military, or any other education past high school, College Signing Day shows full support for students making decisions for their future.

ACT Registration Deadline for June 11 Exam

National ACT 2021-2022 Registration Deadline

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.


June SAT Registration Deadline

Due to college admissions policies and scholarship requirements, taking the ACT/SAT is a must-to-do for high school seniors. GEAR UP Georgia has test prep and SAT fee waivers to help you.

For the SAT registration site click HERE. You’ll need to make a College Board account.

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration

Deadline

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Jonesboro High School College Signing Day

May 4, 2022 at 8:15 am

7728 Mt Zion Blvd, Jonesboro, GA 30236

College Signing Day celebrates all students committed to pursuing an education past high school. Whether they plan to attend a community college, a 4-year university, a certificate program, the military, or any other education past high school, College Signing Day shows full support for students making decisions for their future.

Princeton Review SAT Exam Test Prep Session

GEAR UP Georgia is excited to offer Princeton Review ACT and SAT test prep classes to GEAR UP Georgia students in the Spring 2022 Semester. Classes are virtual with a live Princeton Review Instructor.

Please complete the online form at least 48 hours prior to the class start time to register for Princeton Review test prep.

Click HERE to register!

National College Signing Day

About College Signing Day


College Signing Day is very special to Reach Higher. In spring 2014, our team planned the first National College Signing Day in San Antonio, Texas, and eight years later, we see, now more than ever before, the importance of postsecondary education.

College Signing Day celebrates all students committed to pursuing an education past high school. Whether they plan to attend a community college, a 4-year university, a certificate program, the military, or any other education past high school, College Signing Day shows full support for students making decisions for their future. That’s the entire reason why former First Lady Michelle Obama started Reach Higher and Better Make Room: to inspire students to own their future.
 

Lovejoy High School FAFSA Completion Event

Sat Apr 30 2022, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Lovejoy High School - Hampton, GA

Address: 1587 McDonough Rd Hampton, GA 30228-1531

Description: GSFC works with schools and community organizations to provide this FREE service to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federal application for financial aid (grants, work-study and loans) to pay for college. Learn what documentation is needed, how to get started and what happens once you’ve submitted the application.

Princeton Review SAT Exam Test Prep Session

GEAR UP Georgia is excited to offer Princeton Review ACT and SAT test prep classes to GEAR UP Georgia students in the Spring 2022 Semester. Classes are virtual with a live Princeton Review Instructor.

Please complete the online form at least 48 hours prior to the class start time to register for Princeton Review test prep. 

Click HERE to register!

Shaw High School FAFSA Completion Workshop (Muscogee)

April 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Shaw High School
7579 Raider Way
Columbus, GA. 31909

Columbus State University financial aid representatives will be on hand to assist parents and students with completing the FAFSA application.

FAFSA Submission Night - Charles R. Drew High School

04/27/2022 06:00 PM (In-Person Event)
6237 Garden Walk Blvd., Riverdale, GA 30274

Click HERE to register!

Join experts and volunteers from The Scholarship Academy, United Way College Bound, and Learn 4 Life on April 27th, for assistance with submitting your Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA). Experts and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide line-by-line support to help you complete your FAFSA application. What is better than completing your FAFSA? Completing it while eating free food and being entered to win gas cards and Six Flags raffles.

Muscogee County GEAR UP Georgia Senior Awards Night

Columbus State University Cunningham Conference Center
3100 Gentian Blvd Columbus, GA 31907

April 26, 2022

Carver High School 

Reception: 5:30pm-5:55pm

Awards Ceremony: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Columbus, Rainey & Northside High Schools

Reception: 7:05pm-7:30pm

Awards Ceremony: 7:35pm-8:35pm  

April 27, 2022

Jordan & Carver High Schools

Reception: 5:30pm-5:55pm

Awards Ceremony: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Spencer High School

Reception: 7:05pm-7:30pm

Awards Ceremony: 7:35pm-8:35pm

April 28, 2022

Kendrick High School

Reception: 5:30pm-5:55pm

Awards Ceremony: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Shaw High School

Reception: 7:05pm-7:30pm

Awards Ceremony: 7:35pm-8:35pm  

Muscogee County GEAR UP Georgia Senior Awards Night

Columbus State University Cunningham Conference Center
3100 Gentian Blvd Columbus, GA 31907

April 26, 2022

Carver High School 

Reception: 5:30pm-5:55pm

Awards Ceremony: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Columbus, Rainey & Northside High Schools

Reception: 7:05pm-7:30pm

Awards Ceremony: 7:35pm-8:35pm  

April 27, 2022

Jordan & Carver High Schools

Reception: 5:30pm-5:55pm

Awards Ceremony: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Spencer High School

Reception: 7:05pm-7:30pm

Awards Ceremony: 7:35pm-8:35pm

April 28, 2022

Kendrick High School

Reception: 5:30pm-5:55pm

Awards Ceremony: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Shaw High School

Reception: 7:05pm-7:30pm

Awards Ceremony: 7:35pm-8:35pm  

UNL Leadership Academy

GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look (UNL) are joined by a common purpose of ensuring that students participating in the GEAR UP Leadership Academy virtual enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, focused on leadership, spark (talent) development, financial literacy, career development, and college readiness.

The bi-weekly, hour and a half long sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at 6pm, twice a month. The GEAR UP Leadership Academy youth are dynamic high schoolers from
various counties in Georgia.
Leadership Academy Schedule:

Click here to register.

Mundy’s Mill High School Campus Visit: Southern Crescent Technical College

April 22, 2022

Southern Crescent Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located south of Atlanta, delivers relevant technical education, adult education, and learning opportunities via various instructional modalities at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels to promote service, workforce development, and economic development.

Lovejoy High School College Visit: Southern Crescent Technical College

April 21, 2022

Southern Crescent Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located south of Atlanta, delivers relevant technical education, adult education, and learning opportunities via various instructional modalities at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels to promote service, workforce development, and economic development.

Delta Community Credit Union HBCU Scholarship Application workshop

April 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Virtual)

Join The Scholarship Academy for our Virtual Delta Community Credit Union HBCU Scholarship Application workshop at 6pm! You will get a chance to review the application and receive exclusive tips!

Click HERE to register!

After the FAFSA: Deciphering Institutional Financial Aid Offer Letters

Tue, Apr 19, 2022 6:00 PM (Virtual)

April is Financial Literacy Month!

Join us as we share different resources for our GEAR UP Georgia students to reduce student loan debt as you make plans to pay for your college education.

Goals of the event:

Mundy’s Mill High School Campus Visit: Alabama State University

April 18, 2022

Alabama State University (ASU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist, and doctorate degrees. https://www.alasu.edu/

FAFSA Completion Workshop for Special Populations

GEAR UP Georgia Priority Students

Fri, Apr 15, 2022 4:00 PM

Click HERE to register!

GEAR UP Georgia students-- work with an official GSFC representative to complete your FAFSA! It's FREE! Ben Meadows from Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) will work with students to complete their FAFSA. Have these prepared ahead of time:

- Your Questions

- Your Social Security Number

- A computer with internet access

- A valid email that isn't your school email

GSFC Financial Literacy - Credit: The Ups and Downs

Thu, April 14, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Celebrating Financial Literacy Month discussing credit including credit history & credit score. The importance of it & how to protect it.

Click HERE to register!

Atlanta Technical College Campus Visit

Jonesboro High School

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Please contact your GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Dr. Hunter, for more information and to receive permission forms.

Southern Crescent Technical College Campus Tour

Jonesboro High School

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Please contact your GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Dr. Hunter, for more information and to receive permission forms.

UNL Ambassador Meeting

LEADERSHIP| COMMUNITY BUILDING | PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT |MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Usher’s New Look and GEAR UP Georgia partnered to offer GEAR UP Ambassadors monthly enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year focused on leadership, community building, personal and professional development, and mental health awareness. The Ambassadors will have access to the GEAR UP Leadership Academy sessions and other UNL offerings including First Friday Scholarship Check-Ins, Spark Days, and more.

Monthly hour-long sessions will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and optional virtual check-ins for the remainder of the month.

Dates: All sessions are from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

UNL Leadership Academy

GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look (UNL) are joined by a common purpose of ensuring that students participating in the GEAR UP Leadership Academy virtual enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, focused on leadership, spark (talent) development, financial literacy, career development, and college readiness.

The bi-weekly, hour and a half long sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at 6pm, twice a month. The GEAR UP Leadership Academy youth are dynamic high schoolers from
various counties in Georgia.
 Leadership Academy Schedule:

Click here to register.

Registration Deadline for May 7 SAT Exam

Due to college admissions policies and scholarship requirements, taking the ACT/SAT is a must-to-do for high school seniors. GEAR UP Georgia has test prep and SAT fee waivers to help you.

For the SAT registration site click HERE. You’ll need to make a College Board account.

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration

Deadline

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

April ACT Exam Date

National ACT 2021-2022 Test Date

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.

First Friday Scholarship Check-in

Friday, April 1, 2022 

Click HERE to register!

First Friday Scholarship Check-in sessions are a part of UNL’s financial literacy initiative. All high school and college students are invited to join us on the first Friday of each month to learn helpful tools and strategies for securing college funding and scholarships. Please reach out to Jessica Washington, Director for Financial Literacy at jwashington@ushersnewlook.org for more information.

SAT v. ACT: How to decide which is right for you

DateMar 30 (Wed)
8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m
LocationOnline: Click HERE to register!
Description

You're planning for college admissions, but how do you decide whether to take the SAT, the ACT, or even test at all? Learn how to navigate test-optional admissions, make strategic decisions, and create the right plan for you.

Kennesaw State University Campus Tour

Charles R. Drew High School 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 8:00 am

Contact your GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Mrs. Muhammad, for more information and to get permission forms. 

UNL Leadership Academy

GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look (UNL) are joined by a common purpose of ensuring that students participating in the GEAR UP Leadership Academy virtual enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, focused on leadership, spark (talent) development, financial literacy, career development, and college readiness.

The bi-weekly, hour and a half long sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at 6pm, twice a month. The GEAR UP Leadership Academy youth are dynamic high schoolers from
various counties in Georgia.
 Leadership Academy Schedule:

Click here to register.

Princeton Review AT Exam Test Prep Session

GEAR UP Georgia is excited to offer Princeton Review ACT and SAT test prep classes to GEAR UP Georgia students in the Spring 2022 Semester. Classes are virtual with a live Princeton Review Instructor.

Please complete the online form at least 48 hours prior to the class start time to register for Princeton Review test prep. 

Click HERE to register!

Princeton Review ACT Exam Test Prep Session

GEAR UP Georgia is excited to offer Princeton Review ACT and SAT test prep classes to GEAR UP Georgia students in the Spring 2022 Semester. Classes are virtual with a live Princeton Review Instructor.

Please complete the online form at least 48 hours prior to the class start time to register for Princeton Review test prep.

Click HERE to register!

North Carolina A&T Campus Tour

Jonesboro High School

March 23, 2022

Please contact your GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Dr. Hunter, for more information and to receive permission forms.

Polk County FAFSA Completion Event at Cedartown High School

Tue, Mar 22, 2022 5:00 PM

Click HERE to register!

Ben Meadows from Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) will work with students to complete their FAFSA. Have these prepared ahead of time:

- Your Questions

- Your Social Security Number

- A computer with internet access

- A valid email that isn't your school email

Applerouth: Managing Academic Anxiety

DateMar 21 (Mon)
8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m
LocationOnline: Click HERE to register!
DescriptionFor many students, a new school year can bring anxiety levels to new heights. When anxiety runs high, grades can run low. Thankfully, there are proven interventions that middle and high school students can use to reduce academic anxiety and improve their performance. In this webinar, Dr. Jed Applerouth will share practical strategies that parents and educators can use to help anxious students. He'll also help you understand potential confounding factors such as processing speed deficits, learning differences, family expectations, generalized anxiety disorders, metacognition, and emotional self-regulation. Help your students take the edge off of high-stakes testing.

Kennesaw State University GEAR UP College Students Check-in

March 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Carmichael Student Center, Room 372

395 Cobb Ave Kennesaw, GA 30144

GEAR UP Georgia students attending KSU can swing by Kennesaw campus student center room 372 between 6-8p on Thursday, March 17th for information about summer classes and advising at KSU. Dinner will be provided and you can take home a special treat to enjoy at a later time.

Please let us know if you plan to make it so we can make sure we have dinner ordered for you! Register for the event HERE!

Email gearup@kennesaw.edu with any questions or to request special dietary considerations!

Jonesboro High School FAFSA Completion Event

Jonesboro High School (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Contact your GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Dr. Hunter, for more information.

UNL Leadership Academy

GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look (UNL) are joined by a common purpose of ensuring that students participating in the GEAR UP Leadership Academy virtual enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, focused on leadership, spark (talent) development, financial literacy, career development, and college readiness.

The bi-weekly, hour and a half long sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at 6pm, twice a month. The GEAR UP Leadership Academy youth are dynamic high schoolers from
various counties in Georgia.
 Leadership Academy Schedule:

Click here to register.

Lovejoy High School FAFSA Completion Event

Mon March 14, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Lovejoy High School - Hampton, GA

Address: 1587 McDonough Rd Hampton, GA 30228-1531

Description: GSFC works with schools and community organizations to provide this FREE service to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federal application for financial aid (grants, work-study and loans) to pay for college. Learn what documentation is needed, how to get started and what happens once you’ve submitted the application.

March SAT Exam

Due to college admissions policies and scholarship requirements, taking the ACT/SAT is a must-to-do for high school seniors.  GEAR UP Georgia has test prep and SAT fee waivers to help you.

For the SAT registration site click HERE. You’ll need to make a College Board account. 

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration

Deadline

Saturday, August 28, 2021 Friday, July 30, 2021 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021 Friday, October 8, 2021 Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Friday, February 11, 2022 Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Friday, April 8, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

When College Means Home- Navigating the Transition to College

Thu, Mar 10, 2022 6:00 PM

Click HERE to register!

Join GEAR UP Georgia and higher education partners across the state of Georgia to learn what it takes to successfully transition to college! Hear from students that have been through it all and leave this one hour session with action steps and access to valuable resources. All students can benefit from this information yet our primary focus will be on those who have overcome and may be experiencing exceptional hardships. The panel discussion, Q&A Session and presentations will be followed by a presentation from Adrienne Langford of Georgia Student Finance Commission to look at special considerations on the FAFSA. 

SRTC GEAR UP Georgia College Student Check-In

Southern Regional Technical College Room D-106

15689 U.S. 19, #N, Thomasville, GA, 31792

Join GEAR UP Georgia for pizza on Wednesday, March 9th at 5:00 pm. While you eat, learn what resources GEAR UP Georgia has for first-year college freshmen and how to stay on track to graduate during your second semester. We'll also learn about SRTC Summer class advisement. GEAR UP Georgia will even supply free snack packs for you to take home with you. 

Click HERE to register!

Elite Scholars FAFSA Night

March 8, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

GSFC works with schools and community organizations to provide this FREE service to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federal application for financial aid (grants, work-study and loans) to pay for college. Learn what documentation is needed, how to get started, and what happens once you have submitted the application.

Georgia State University Campus Tour

Jonesboro High School (Clayton County)

March 8, 2022 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

See GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Dr. Hunter, for more information.

UNL Ambassador Meeting

LEADERSHIP| COMMUNITY BUILDING | PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT |MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Usher’s New Look and GEAR UP Georgia partnered to offer GEAR UP Ambassadors monthly enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year focused on leadership, community building, personal and professional development, and mental health awareness. The Ambassadors will have access to the GEAR UP Leadership Academy sessions and other UNL offerings including First Friday Scholarship Check-Ins, Spark Days, and more.

Monthly hour-long sessions will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and optional virtual check-ins for the remainder of the month.

Dates: All sessions are from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Savannah State University College Tour for Muscogee County GEAR UP Schools

Monday, March 7, 2022

Savannah State University - 3219 College Street, Savannah, GA, 31404

Join GEAR UP Georgia and visit Savannah State University, the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia!

Click HERE to register!

Princeton Review SAT Exam Test Prep Session

GEAR UP Georgia is excited to offer Princeton Review ACT and SAT test prep classes to GEAR UP Georgia students in the Spring 2022 Semester. Classes are virtual with a live Princeton Review Instructor.

Please complete the online form at least 48 hours prior to the class start time to register for Princeton Review test prep. 

Click HERE to register!

Princeton Review SAT Exam Test Prep Session

GEAR UP Georgia is excited to offer Princeton Review ACT and SAT test prep classes to GEAR UP Georgia students in the Spring 2022 Semester. Classes are virtual with a live Princeton Review Instructor.

Please complete the online form at least 48 hours prior to the class start time to register for Princeton Review test prep.

Click HERE to register!

First Friday Scholarship Check-in

Friday, March 4, 2022 

Click HERE to register!

First Friday Scholarship Check-in sessions are a part of UNL’s financial literacy initiative. All high school and college students are invited to join us on the first Friday of each month to learn helpful tools and strategies for securing college funding and scholarships. Please reach out to Jessica Washington, Director for Financial Literacy at jwashington@ushersnewlook.org for more information.

DeKalb County Probe Fair

District-wide Initiative (All High Schools)
March 4, 2022

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

GSFC Webinar: Parent & Senior Students 101

Thu, March 3, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

An overview of what parents and senior high school students should know to prepare for options after high school.

Click HERE to register!

West Georgia University Campus Visit

Charles R. Drew High School 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 8:00 am

Contact your GEAR UP Georgia School Coordinator, Mrs. Muhammad, for more information and to get permission forms. 

Charles R Drew High School FAFSA Completion Event

Wed Mar 2 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: Charles R Drew High School - Riverdale, GA

Address: 6237 Garden Walk Blvd. Riverdale, GA 30274-2612

Description: GSFC works with schools and community organizations to provide this FREE service to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federal application for financial aid (grants, work-study and loans) to pay for college. Learn what documentation is needed, how to get started and what happens once you’ve submitted the application.

UNL Leadership Academy

GEAR UP Georgia and Usher’s New Look (UNL) are joined by a common purpose of ensuring that students participating in the GEAR UP Leadership Academy virtual enrichment workshops over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, focused on leadership, spark (talent) development, financial literacy, career development, and college readiness.

The bi-weekly, hour and a half long sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at 6pm, twice a month. The GEAR UP Leadership Academy youth are dynamic high schoolers from
various counties in Georgia.
Leadership Academy Schedule:

Click here to register.

Start a GEAR UP Club on Your College Campus

Mon, February 28, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST (Virtual)

Learn how to start a GEAR UP Club on your college campus! Connect with GEAR UP students from across the state of Georgia & the country! 

Register HERE to attend. FREE GRUB HUB CREDITS PROVIDED FOR GEAR UP STUDENTS!

2022 Students of Integrity Scholarship Deadline

 Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & NE Georgia awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors residing within our service area and who have demonstrated outstanding character, leadership, and integrity. Students applying for the 2022 Student of Integrity Scholarship complete their application no later than 11:55 pm (EST) on February 28, 2022. Applications and the video portal automatically close. Find out more HERE.

To be eligible for this award, students must graduate in 2022 and reside in our 47 county service area. Those counties include: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Lumpkin, Madison, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton and White.

Winners will be selected by independent judges chosen by BBB. Judges will select scholarship recipients based on their leadership, contributions to their communities and schools, personal integrity, and video recommendation. Decisions of the judges are final. Selected students will receive scholarships valued between $1,000 and $5,000.

Eligible students need to complete the online application form, record their video entry, and have a recommendation video recorded by a teacher, school official, church official, community leader, employer, etc. (no family members, please.)


ACT Registration Deadline for April 2 Exam

National ACT 2021-2022 Registration Deadline

Click HERE to learn more about the ACT exam, test dates, and register.