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GEAR UP Jefferson County

August 2020

Back to School picture
Back to school looks a little different for students, teachers and families this year! Most of our schools have pushed back start dates and will be delivering instruction virtually. None of what is taking place has ever taken place before. We are seeing true pioneers in education. GEAR UP Jefferson County is here to support our schools and their communities in any way we can to make this a great school year amid the creative beginnings and challenges faced. 

Summer Camp Showcase of 2020

Our students are super creative! They were given challenges to create certain items during their virtual camps. With some very simple materials, our students showed out! (Courtesy of College Admissions Made Possible aka C.A.M.P.)
paper Nike shoe
BEST QUOTE from a student during camp: 

“When I do math, I feel like I’m someone.”

GU-JC appreciates all of the hard work from our partners to find ways to engage our students in unforgettable camps this summer. Together, we will find ways to make all of our students feel like they are not only someone, but know they are someone special that will do BIG things in this world.


Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray

Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Cassie Raulston, Dr. Amy Samuels, Dr. Greg Samuels and Dr. Alvin Taylor

Project Director: Jenny Ceesay

Financial Manager: Sharon Hardie

Administrative Assistant: Laura Howard

Area Facilitators: Chrystal Tolbert Abernathy, Demetrius Castleberry, Tiffany Dukes, Shay Traywick and Jacques Watkins

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