#1. Residential Scholar Program at Yale - College Application Camp

(Program is full; no more applications are being accepted.)


July 11-22, 2016 (including the weekend of July 16 & 17)

This program is only open to rising seniors whose GPA is 3.0 or greater and whose teachers recommend them. The purpose of this two-week residential program is to get their college applications completed by August 1, as well as prepare students academically for their senior year and for the SAT if they plan to take it again. Students will also participate in field trips and activities on and off Yale campus. Click here for more information.

#2. College Application Outreach in Bridgeport

GEAR UP is hosting a College Application Outreach effort this summer for those GEAR UP students who do not attend the Summer Residential Program at Yale. You will need to sign up for two hour blocks of time, or you may call Barb Nangle at 203-789-7645 to sign up. It is recommended that students and parents attend the sessions together. Click here for more information.

GEAR UP Parents and Students Tour Colleges in New England

Yale Bridgeport GEAR UP hosted a 3-day out of state college tour this past April vacation for moms and students who had participated in the Mom and Teen Stress, Coping and Health Study. Students and parents departed from Central High School early on the morning of April 12th and headed to 6 different universities and colleges in Connecticut and Rhode Island:  Mitchell College, University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Rhode Island College, Providence College and New England Institute of Technology. A visit to the Rhode Island Institute of Design museum was also included in this trip.



Partner Spotlight: Webster Bank Arena

Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, one of GEAR UP’s new partners, donated tickets to the April 10th Bridgeport Sound Tigers home game  against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. All Saturday Academy students were offered tickets, and those who attended had a great time. For some it was their very first time viewing a hockey game at the newly renovated facility. Webster Bank Arena is building community in the city of Bridgeport, and we look forward to their continued partnership of GEAR UP!




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