GEAR UP SUMMER INSTITUTE ROLLS OUT THIS SUMMER
GEAR UP New Mexico Summer Institute, three camps designated specifically for GEAR UP NM students, will guide students through college and career readiness, as well as helping them make the most of their high school career. These camps are sure to inspire students and improve the college-going environment in their communities.
These camps are provided to GUNM students through state GEAR UP funds. Camps include dorm-room lodging and meals. GEAR UP District travel budget, AND/OR parents, must cover travel costs and transportation to and from the camps.
Each camp includes:
- Two nights in college dorms
- 2.5 days of academic and recreational activities, driven by curriculum
- Social activities
- All meals included for 2.5 days of camp
- Staff supervision and chaperones
Here are the specifics on each camp:
University of New Mexico: GEAR UP to College Success, June 16-18, (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) 2014
FOR PARTICIPANTS ENTERING GRADES 9-11
Hosted by the University of New Mexico College Enrichment and Opportunity Program and GEAR UP NM, this camp helps build students’ knowledge of college. Covered topics include choosing a major, scholarships, financial aid, balancing social and academic lifestyles, emotional preparedness in college, organizational skills and building blocks for college success. THERE IS A HEAVY MENTORING COMPONENT here as our GEAR UP students get to work in teams and one-on-one with college mentors who are leaders in their colleges (student volunteers from ENLACE, student union organizations and other college groups).
In addition to workshops held in college classrooms, some taught by college instructors, students will get the dorm and dining hall experience, enjoy fellowship of students from other GEAR UP schools and form bonds and friendships that can enhance their college experience.
Please mail in applications to:
College Prep Programs MSC11 6325
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Click here to download application.
New Mexico Highlands University: GEAR UP to College Success, June 24-26, (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 2014
FOR PARTICIPANTS ENTERING GRADES 7-10
Hosted and designed by FOCUS Training, Inc. and GEAR UP NM, the GO BIG leadership camp is high-energy programming that brings students together for a powerful three-day experience. Trained facilitators help students with character building, personal leadership skills and how to make the most of their high school education as they prepare for going beyond.
GO BIG leadership camps engage students through social and academic content, as well as an outdoor challenge course and evening fellowship events. GO BIG camp is focused on four core competencies of college readiness and personal leadership:
- commitment to learning (e.g., achievement motivation, school engagement, reading for pleasure);
- positive values (e.g., responsibility, integrity, caring, honesty, equality);
- social competencies (e.g., planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, resistance skills); and
- positive identity (e.g., positive view of personal future, personal power, sense of purpose).
Application coming soon.