Maine State GEAR UP
From 2005-2011 Syntiro administered this six-year federal grant for the Maine Department of Education. The goal of this effort was to create a sustainable culture in schools that supports students who are from economically disadvantaged households in preparing for, accessing and succeeding in post-secondary education. Syntiro staff, in partnership with the MDOE, 19 Maine school districts and numerous other partners worked to assure that all Maine students had the aspirations, skills and resources needed to enable them to enroll and succeed in college. Maine State GEAR UP served over 5000 students in 48 schools from 18 school districts throughout Maine. www.gearupme.org
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Need help with your GEAR UP web presence?
Do you want your GEAR UP web presence to attract, engage, and inspire?
For the past 6 years, Syntiro has developed and maintained a successful and interactive Maine State GEAR UP web presence, and are now offering our services to other state and partnership programs. We will work with you to:
- Re-design your website.
- Incorporate social media platforms to cater to the needs of students, family, and administrators.
- Set up content-rich blogs, facebook pages, and twitter accounts.
- Create a marketing plan to keep your program on track and measure your success.
GU Student Rodney Banks Facilitates NCCEP Youth Panel
GEAR UP Student Rodney Banks facilitates a youth panel on "Ways to unlock potential and develop individual determination"
Sen. Collins Mentions GU Senior in Acceptance Speech
Senator Susan Collins receives the Champion of Student Success award at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) conference that took place July 17-20, 2011 in San Francisco, California. In her acceptance speech, Collins talks about the importance of supporting programs such as GEAR UP, as well as mentioning a quotation from Lee Academy Maine senior and GEAR UP student Rodney Banks.
GU Senior Rodney Banks Chosen to Attend Youth Leadership Summit
Rodney Banks of Lee Maine, a 2011 graduate of Lee Academy, was selected to participate in the 2011 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Youth Leadership Summit, which will be held in July in San Francisco. In Rodney’s essay submitted to NCCEP he wrote about the importance of staying focused during high school, "Never give up hope because determination and persistence are what will lead you to your dreams."