By Kadence Davidson, Reporter
Gear Up is a group of students at Senior High that many have heard of but don’t know a lot about. What do they do?
Alison Bailey stated that Gear Up is here to “oversee all details of the project and work with others to provide college readiness.”
There is always something that makes the whole thing work. In this case, Gear Up works by “building systems of support for students and the joint collaboration of the staff parents and students themselves.”
There are many people that can help a student in Gear Up such as the Project Director, two college advisers, an academic coach, and a secretary, all creating an important role.
Gear Up helps all students but was funded by the U.S Department of Education and is specifically to help the graduating classes of 2024 and 2025. Gear Up has been following these classes since middle school.
Gear Up is here to help all students gain early awareness of and readiness for undergraduate programs.
The number one priority for Gear Up is “ensuring that students are prepared for college and serving the graduating classes of 2024 and 2025, but any students can come.”
Future plans for Gear Up include having all students in the classes of 2024 and 2025 complete a scholarship and have all of the class of 2024 go to at least one campus tour, but overall they want all students to be ready to continue after high school.
Mayra Ramollo and Joana Reyes like to consider themselves the “cool aunts” of GISH. This is because they provide mentoring and tutoring, and they help students emotionally, mentally and physically.
Gear Up will always be there for academic and emotional support. Students can contact them through email or find them at the Gear Up booth in front of the West Office.