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. All time slots are currently filled, but you may email Barb Nangle at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about any changes in availability.
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!