National GEAR UP Week

2015 National GEAR UP Week was September 21-25. Students, parents, teachers and community partners celebrated the good work GEAR UP is doing in middle schools and high schools across the nation with college access events, speakers and a social media campaign. You can relive National GEAR UP Week on twitter with the hashtags #IheartGEARUP and #GEARUPWorks.

Coach D Kicks off National GEAR UP Week in New Bedford and Lawrence

Darrell "Coach D" Andrews talked to students at Normandin Middle School in New Bedford and Spark Academy in Lawrence about the power of college to change your life. "I'm in front of you today," he said, "because of the power of education."

Andrews is a native of Syracuse, New York and author of The Purpose Living Teen – A Teen’s Guide to Living Your Dreams, Believing the HYPE – 7 Keys to Motivating Students of Color, and How To Find Your Passion And Make A Living At It! Learn more at

Check out photos from the event here.

Lowell High School Celebrates National GEAR UP Week

Lowell High School celebrated National GEAR UP Week with a series of events that included interviews with teachers, movie screenings and the creation of a school-wide "college dream wall." View photos from the week in the slideshow to the left.

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