GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (GEAR UP)

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Starting the year with a laugh at Columbia High School

Grant BaldwinStudents at Columbia High School in Burbank started their school year off with a bang! WSU GEAR UP brought in nationally known speaker, Grant Baldwin, to get the students excited to make this the best school year yet.  Through his use of humor and sincere caring, Grant was able to motivate students to stop making excuses for the things they can and cannot control and instead taking responsibility for their actions and attitudes.  Students left the assembly feeling empowered and ready to tackle another school year.

Once the assembly ended, the 9th grade students stayed for a workshop with Grant that focused on time management, organization, and SMART goals.  All the ideas and topics covered will help the freshmen have a great first year of high school, stay on top of their grades, and become an active participant in creating the futures they want.  All students left the workshop with a handout they completed to remind them of what they learned.  In addition, all students left with a SMART goal that GEAR UP staff will help them achieve.

A huge thank you goes out to Grant Baldwin for helping Columbia students start the year off on the right foot!

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