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Young Adult Literature (YAL) Conference book selection - If you are looking for high quality, high interest books, check out this selection of YAL Conference books.
Making a Difference - Unit materials from Summer 2014 Making a Difference curriculum.
iMATHination Conference- Learn more about the iMATHination Conference. Click on iMATHination Resources to find materials from past conferences.
Google Drawings - create, share, and edit drawings online by creating a drawing using Google Drawings. View Resources.
Mozilla Appmaker -Build your first mobile app in seconds. View Resources.
Zamzar - Convert almost any file format to almost any other file format. Free for files up to 100mg. View Resources.
A Right Fit College is Crucial - Vincena Allen, The SEED Foundation, June 17, 2014
Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was Best for Me - Arlevea Freeman, The ROOT, October 14, 2014
What You Should Know About Leadership Coaching - Marcia Reynolds, Popforms, October 14, 2014
Why Poor Students Struggle - Vicki Madden, New York Times, September 21, 2014
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RACE: Are We So Different?
YOUmedia Professional Development
Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers
Chicago Teen Literary Festival: Meeting of the Minds - Planning Meeting
Hacklabs: Data in Difficult Places
Are You a Tech Savvy Girl?
Latino Heritage Expo - Rene Lopez, GEAR UP Alum and mentor says Latino Heritage Expo was a way for students to learn to work together on a sizable project in a short time frame. With only 2 weeks to plan and organize the event, students had to work as a team, make decisions and execute plans. Read more.
National GEAR UP Week - Chicago GEAR UP celebrates another year of making college real for thousands of GEAR UP students across Chicago. Celebrations include 2 highly motivated motivational speakers addressing students at GEAR UP high schools. View stories from the week.
Summer STEM - a four week program for 10th and 11th graders. This program challenges students with a fun and interesting curriculum that investigates real-world issues in math, science, & technology, while belonging to the Northeastern Illinois University community. View the slide show or watch a video.
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The Experience - An intensive 3 day immersion program where rising juniors live on campus, sample classes, and learn what college is all about. View the slide show.
Freshman Connection - is a 4 week summer program designed to help students make a successful transition to high school. View pictures from the culminating event at GEAR UP high schools on Facebook.
|GUALA Teaches Leadership - Pamela and Rene, 2 GEAR UP Alum, now college students themselves are working to give back to the community as student mentors. Read more.|
GEAR UP Scholarship
|Preparing Students - Chicago GEAR UP through the Center for College Access and Success at NEIU has created partnerships with Chicago Public Schools, university and community partners to offer direct services to students, support for parents and professional development for teachers. Watch the video.|