Gear Up Pillars of Academic, Social, and Future Success

The following represent an outline of the major pillars in which the mentoring sessions conducted by GEAR UP staff officials will focus on. Each theme will have clearly defined objectives and those objectives reflected upon as the program progresses.

 

Grade Six

Academic Environment in the Home/Study Skills and Study Habits

  • Parental involvement and communication
  • Study Environments
  • Organization skills

Personal Social Development

  • Self Esteem
  • Building confidence
  • Peer interaction
  • Anger management

 

Grade Seven

Academic Environment in the Home/Study Skills and Study Habits

  • Parental involvement and communication
  • Study Environments
  • Organization skills

Personal Social Development

  • Self Esteem
  • Building confidence
  • Peer interaction
  • Anger management

 

Grade Eight

Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

  • Peer to peer interaction
  • Adult interactions
  • Social problem solving
  • Academic problem solving
  • Controlling emotions

Post Secondary Opportunities

  • Why College?
  • Preparing for the workforce
  • What does college have to offer?

 

Grade Nine

Resiliency/Grit

  • Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
  • Persistence
  • Work ethic

Post Secondary Preparation

  • High School graduation requirements
  • Post secondary preparation schedule
  • PSAT/SAT
  • Four year plan

School and Community Culture/School and Community Involvement

  • Importance of school culture
  • School dynamics
  • Community functionality

 

Grade Ten

Leadership and Building Personal Relationships

  • Self assessment
  • Social connections/interactions
  • Professional/social networking

Post Secondary Access

  • College planning
  • College visits
  • College programs of study

 

Grade Eleven

Self Assessment and Self Discipline

  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses
  • Decision making (Drinking, drugs)
  • Career inventory
  • Personal goal setting
  • Post secondary aspirations

 

Grade Twelve

Post Secondary Readiness

  • Job expectations
  • Interview skills
  • Living on your own
  • Budgeting