Gear Up Proclamation

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Globe – On Wednesday, Sept. 20 Proclamation GEAR UP for Globe- Miami High Schools was read and signed by the Mayors of Globe and Miami.

WHEREAS, the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education;

WHEREAS, GEAR UP serves low-income, minority, and disadvantaged students and their families from underserved communities who might be the first person in their family to go to college; and

WHEREAS, GEAR UP provides six or seven -year grants to states or partnerships to deliver support and resources to students and their families, starting no later than the 7th grade (middle school), through high school and onward to fulfill their dreams of attening a postsecondary education; and

WHEREAS, GEAR UP includes interventions such as tutoring, mentoring, rigorous academic preparation, financial education and college scholarships to improve access to higher education for low income, minority, and disadvantaged first-generation students and their families; and

WHEREAS, GEAR UP is built around public-private partnerships, enlisting the formidable resources of government, business, and community groups to support low-income students as they prepare to enter and succeed in college; and

WHEREAS, the Globe and Miami Eastern Arizona College GEAR UP Programs are a partnership of both Globe Unified School District #1 and Miami School District #40; and

WHEREAS, the Globe and Miami Eastern Arizona College GEAR UP serves a total of 216 sophomore students, and 541 students have been served by all GEAR UP grants in our community since 1999, with 105 of the students earning their Bachelor’s degree due to the GEAR UP grant and still the majority of the of the number served attending colleges or universities; and

WHEREAS, the week of September 17, 2017 has been declared National GEAR UP Week; and students, helping them to achieve their highest potential:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Alfred Gameros from the City of Globe and I, Mayor Darryl Dalley from the Town of Miami, do hereby proclaim the week of September 17-22, 2017, as

National GEAR UP Week in Globe and Miami, Arizona and I urge all citizens to join me in this special observance.

Signed by Mayor Al Gameros of Globe and Daryll Dalley of Miami

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