Gear Up Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Gear Up Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Gear Up Summer Enrichment Opportunities Flyer
GUA Summer Enrichment Registration
GUA Summer Enrichment Registration
We are proud to roll out 2,663 summer enrichment opportunities for GEAR UP Alabama students!!!!
We appreciate your patience this entire year as we continue to develop and grow this program. Many of you have welcomed us into your districts when we've asked to visit; you've answered every call; attended each meeting, workshop, and professional development; and you've opened each of our emails with important news and updates about our work. As a result, you have kept up with us every step of the way! Thank you! 
Below you will find brief descriptions of each opportunity, and links to more information and registration. Please allow your GUA Team Leaders, Site Facilitators and Regional Coordinators to assist in this process. Parents and school officials should not register students for summer enrichment without including the GUA Teams. 
RCs, SFs, and TLs -- After your students have registered, please complete this form to indicate how many students are attending the different camps. Thank you!


On a First Come, First Served Basis
Some restrictions apply; see each individual camp for more details.


May 14-15; May 16-17; and May 21-22
Up to 1,200 Students
UAB will offer two different summer enrichment opportunities: MiniCamps and Dual Enrollment. MiniCamps are now open to ALL students in the 10th grade cohort who meet eligibility requirements. We are no longer restricting teams to the previous allotment given. Two dual enrollment opportunities are described below.
What are “MiniCamps?”
GEAR UP Alabama Minicamps are designed to provide a high-quality, high-impact experience for a maximum number of GUA tenth grade students from Alabama’s Black Belt Region. This “day-in-the-life-of” opportunity exposes students to the “typical” day of a UAB student. Our 10th grade guests will participate in an actual college course, be given an assignment designed to foster critical thinking, and complete their homework during multiple study breaks before sharing their work the following day when they return to class. In between class and study time, the GUA students will take a campus tour, listen to a student-led panel discussion, eat in The Commons, hang out with Campus REC, watch a play and participate in a talent show. UAB’s MiniCamp experience is based on a 50 year, award winning program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Project Uplift.  

Who is eligible to participate?
10th grade students in the GEAR UP Alabama class of 2020 cohort. Students should have no more than three (3) unexcused absences for the current school year and no “Class 3” infractions. If a student is not eligible based on these standards and a GUA Team member would like to discuss their individual situation, please contact Dr. Briggs. 

Who selects MiniCamp participants?
The GUA Central Office team will allow the local school and GUA site team to select eligible participants. Teams are no longer limited in number by the first allotment given. Due to some schools not interested in participating, ALL eligible students are invited to either Auburn or UAB MiniCamps until they fill up!
Registration deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018
Over 200 students qualified, applied, and were accepted to begin dual enrollment at UAB via UAB Start. Those students earned a 20 or higher on the Pre-ACT and earned a 3.0 or higher GPA. CONGRATULATIONS! These students will begin their journey with EDU 100 this summer, and will have the opportunity to take additional courses during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Registration for summer EDU 100 is CLOSED. Contact your Site Facilitator, Regional Coordinator or Ms. Deidre Murray at UAB for details on the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. 
THE FOLLOWING COURSES are only open to CURRENT UAB Start Students (this includes ONLY the 32 active students finishing up their first semester of EDU 100).
BA 100: Business Academy
Business Academy is a seven (7) week-hybrid academy that focuses on introducing business principles and concept.  Each participating GEAR UP Alabama student will enroll in an actual course Intro to Business 101 and earn 3 hours of college credit.
Upon successful completion of this class, students will have a working knowledge of the following:
     1. Illustrate a basic overview of the business environment.
     2. Utilize basic business vocabulary.
     3. Identify and differentiate the various functional areas a firm: economics, management,                     marketing, human relations, accounting, finance, stock market and business law, and how               these interact.
     4. Identify a career path that best fits their aptitudes and interests.
     5. Describe the benefits of a career in business. 
     6. Locate opportunities to be involved in the UAB School of Business.
Hybrid course structure is designed to provide a “hybrid” experience, including both face-to-face (F2F) and online activities. Online sessions will be a blend of self-paced activities using UAB Canvas and other Web sites. Between classroom sessions students will be required to do the assigned readings, view the online lectures, and complete other assignments.   
Face-to-face sessions will be held every other Monday (June 11, June 25, July 9, and July 23) on UAB campus.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY. You can also follow THIS LINK for more information. 
Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018
Up to 33 UAB Start students can attend each dual enrollment course. 
PY 101: Introduction to Psychology - 3 hours  -- Application of scientific method to behavior. Areas of psychology including learning, motivation, perception, physiological, comparative, personality, abnormal, social, clinical, child development, and individual differences. Up to 33 UAB Start students can attend.
JS 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice - 3 hours -- Introduction to criminal justice as a system consisting of interactions among three main components: police, courts, and corrections and the processes involving those components. Up to 33 UAB Start students can attend.
JS 110: Introduction to Forensic Sciences - 3hours -- Overview of the major components of forensic science including death investigation, toxicology, osteology, questioned documents, law, and criminalistics. Up to 33 UAB Start students can attend.
Current (spring 2018) EDU 100 UAB Start students should notify Dr. Stennis or Dr. Coleman of their interest in one of the above listed courses. Additional English and Math courses will be added in the week ahead. Stay tuned. 

Long Weekend Journalism Camp (Residential)

June 8-10, 2018
Up to 75 Students
The camp is designed to teach creative and efficient ways to communicate through scholastic newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and digital media. It allows students to enjoy a taste of college life and invigorate their interest in scholastic media. The Long Weekend will feature day and evening classes to help participants gain the tools to produce prize-winning results next school year. When festivities and classes wrap up with a showcase by campers, students will have a great start on the upcoming year and will leave with a solid plan for their school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast program, website or literary magazine. If they attend the camp without a staff, they will leave with skills they need to do great journalism in any medium. 
Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE to register.
Deadline to register is April 30, 2018.


June 18 through July 19, 2018
Up to 30 Students
8:00am-12:00pm: Academics
1:00pm-2:00pm: Arts (Optional)
The "Head Start Camp" will focus on helping students with study skills, math skills, language arts skills and team building. Learning to manage in these areas will help students get a "Head Start" on having a successful school experience. During this camp, ASU students and community professionals will provide students with motivational activities; daily basic skills instruction; workshops; and much more!
Apply online and Click "Online Registration" HERE
DEADLINE to apply is Friday, May 4, 2018.

Young Musician's Camp (Residential)

June 10-15, 2018
Up to 30 Students
The University of Montevallo Department of Music welcomes middle and high school-aged choir, band, orchestra, piano, guitar students and aspiring music technologists and composers to the 15th annual Young Musicians’ Camp, Sunday, June 10 - Friday, June 15, 2018.

This one week, residential experience provides superior instruction combined with the fun and friendship of a great summer camp. A variety of ensemble and master-class experiences are conducted by our internationally recognized UM music faculty and guest artists. Evening activities include swimming, field sports, cook-outs, movies, and talent shows. Individual private instruction is also available in guitar, voice, piano, and for all traditional band and orchestral instruments.

Participants should be between the ages of 11-18, be able to read music, and have completed at least one year of study in a school band, orchestra, choir, guitar class, piano class, or have taken private lessons outside of school. Experience in music technology is not required for the music technology program, only the ability to read music.
Students must have at least one full year of experience in a school music program and the ability to read music. (the camp will not be engaging for them if they cannot sing/play independently)

Band and orchestra track participants must provide their own instrument. Unfortunately, we have none to load or rent.
Learn more about the Young Musician's Camp HERE.
Download the application HERE.
Applications are due by Friday, May 4, 2018.

Dual Enrollment & Robotics Day Camp

May 23, 2018 through July 31, 2018
Engineering & Robotics Session I  
Up to 30 Students
May 23, 2018 through July 31, 2018
Engineering & Robotics Session II 
Up to 30 Students
Bevill State will run a Session 1 - GEAR UP Alabama summer day camp serving a maximum of 30 10th graders. The classes will meet twice a week and take two courses for their summer camp experience:  (1) an engineering dually enrolled class in which they will receive college credit and high school credit; this course is EGR125 Modern Graphics for Engineers and will focus on developing entry-level graphic and solid modeling skills needed for engineers and other STEM related careers; (2) an ACT prep course designed to increase their scores on the math portion of the ACT. The EGR125 course will appear on an official college transcript for the student and is a required course in many engineering programs and will transfer as an elective to most two-year and four-year colleges. 
All participants will be served a morning snack and lunch at the Bevill State Pickens County Educational Center in Carrollton, Alabama where the courses will be taught. 
The classes will meet twice a week beginning May 23, 2018 and ending July 31, 2018. 
May 23 - July 31, 2018
Engineering & Robotics Session II
Bevill State will run a Session 2 - GEAR UP Alabama summer day camp serving a maximum of 30 9th graders.  The 9th grade GUA participants will take a "Robotics for the Future" course in which they will design and implement a project focusing on a practical implementation of robotics related to STEM careers involving developing programming skills.  
All participants will be served a morning snack and lunch at the Bevill State Pickens County Educational Center in Carrollton, Alabama where the courses will be taught. The classes will meet twice a week beginning May 23, 2018 and ending July 31, 2018.
Click HERE for the registration packet. 
Deadline is May 21, 2018


May 14-15; May 16-17; May 21-22; and May 22-23
Up to 800 Students

College and Career Readiness Residential Camp

July 8-13
Up to 15 Students
This academy provides rising 10th and 11th grade GEAR UP students the chance to go beyond dreaming of their future. Students engage in hands-on career exploration in a variety of fields including academic, technical and civil service (firefighter, police, EMT etc.). Each day students will be introduced to new career possibilities by actual professionals in designated areas. Students will learn what people actually do, what they have to know and how one gains the education and experience to have a career in their chosen field. A general overview of the college process is also provided by touching on admissions, financial aid and other college opportunities. Students will be encouraged to develop defined work habits and become empowered advocates of their own learning, creativity, critical thinking, and academic achievement.
Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE for the first step in the registration process. 

Culinary Camp (Residential)

 June 25-28, 2018
Up to 35 Students

International Camp (Residential)

June 25-28, 2018
Up to 100 Students

Civil Rights Exploration Camp (Residential)

June 17-21, 2018
Up to 100 Students
Troy University is providing three summer enrichment opportunities for GEAR UP Alabama students. Each camp is designed to have an ongoing outreach for participants throughout the academic year. 
Culinary Camp is open first to returning campers. This is a culinary leadership development program, and the students are being prepared for a career with Sodexo Dining Services at TU. After students who participated in 2017 finish registering, remaining spaces will be given to new students interested in the program.
Last year the International Camp focused on Korea. This year the focus will be on China. While up to 100 students are welcome to register for this program, a select group of 10-20 students will be invited to travel with us to China in the summer of 2019. This camp is open to new and returning campers. 
The Civil Rights Exploration Camp is the newest addition to the TU enrichment programs. This journey will include some class time, but will mostly be on the road exploring the rich history the state of Alabama has in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Please complete the registration form, found HERE.
More paperwork will follow after registration.
Return to no later than Monday, April 30, 2018. 
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