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CARNIVAL OF LEARNING. South Lawrence East Middle School, Lawrence MA. October 2011
Watch footage from the 1st Annual GEAR UP / Lawrence High School College Fair (thank you to the students at Channel 10 for their outstanding work videotaping the event). Hosted on April 14, 2011 for Lawrence High School sophomores and juniors, over 1,200 students learned about college entrance requirements, financial aid, application processes and spoke with Admissions Officers. With over 60 colleges, universities, technical and post-secondary educational institutions participating, saying the fair was a success is an understatement!
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GEAR UP Lowell / Middlesex Community College
Commonwealth Corporation Summer GEAR UP Grant - MCCâ€™s three Commonwealth Corps students have been busy working with the summer GEAR UP program to assist the GEAR UP teachers with reading, language arts, and math prep, dedicating their afternoons to working with the rising 9th graders on their service learning projects.
The Lowell High students in the marketing group helped promote the Lowell Folk Festival by handing out brochures to many of the downtown businesses. Another group began the process of learning how to do oral histories in an effort to contribute to the Lowell National Parkâ€™s oral history project, while the Environment group learned about sustainable gardening, visiting the Parkâ€™s greenhouse and work in their garden. The Music group provided the children of Lowell with an hour of craft and music activities following the summer music series.
In addition, all groups have met or are meeting with a Park leader to learn about different public service careers and service opportunities. Both the rising 9th graders and the MCC Commonwealth Corps members are engaged and excited about their projects.
GEAR UP Massachusetts featured in New Bedford Standard Times!
October 15, 2011
Grant to help college-bound New Bedford students