Kentucky GEAR UP Week Celebration to recognize 2015-16 GEAR UP Students of the Year
The 2016 GEAR UP Students of the Year will be publicly recognized for their leadership, personal accomplishments, and academic achievements at the first-ever Kentucky GEAR UP Week Celebration at the State Capitol on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. In recognition of National GEAR UP week celebrated annually in September by 127 GEAR UP programs across the nation, this event will bring together students, parents, and educators from our state GEAR UP grant and the three GEAR UP partnership grants led by Berea College.
The theme of the day is “Celebrating Student Voice” and we have invited some very special guests to join us. The day-long event will include a student award ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, lunch at Kentucky State University with KSU Interim President Aaron Thompson, and a tour of KSU’s AquaCultural Research Center.
In the spirit of empowering student voice, we’ll also be launching our new GEAR UP Student Ambassador program, a peer leadership initiative to engage students in promoting a college-going culture in their schools and communities.
For more event details, check out the following information:
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- Directions and parking information (coming soon)