In honor of National GEAR UP Week, September 22-25, Dayton had daily events to remind students about GEAR UP’s Mission statement and the services we provided. The week kicked off on Monday by giving all cohorts a string back pack with the Dayton GEAR UP logo; “College. My Dream, My Plan.” Inside each back pack was a magnet with the GEAR UP Vision Statement, information about WSU Tri-Cities Career Fair and Fall Preview Day. It was interesting to see that some students placed the Mission Statement Magnets on their lockers. Posters were made on “College Myths and Facts” and posted throughout the school. Comments were heard between classes about the myths and facts. Trivia questions about college were announced each day. Students were to report to the GEAR UP room with their answer. We trusted them not to look at their phones but of course, we’ll never know if they did or didn’t. Thursday was designated as Spirit Day. Students came with their favorite college apparel. The last day we had representatives from Boise State and Grand Canyon universities. Each representative was available to students between classes and had information to hand to the students.