- 1 GUA Ambassador Stories
- 2 What I Wish I Knew in 7th Grade
- 3 A Letter to My Younger Self
- 4 Reflecting Back: What I’d Tell My 7th Grade Self
- 5 Morning Assembly
- 6 Reasons to be Thankful
- 7 What Am I Thankful For?
- 8 GUA in the News
- 8.1 CBS 42: Gear Up Alabama program inspires mom, kids to go to college
- 8.2 CBS 42: UAB GEAR UP Alabama volunteers take trip to mentor students
- 8.3 UAB: GEAR UP Alabama brings college and career readiness to Black Belt communities
- 8.4 UAB: 50 ways UAB has changed Birmingham, Alabama, and the worldes
- 8.5 WBRC: Hundreds of high school students experience college life at UAB
- 9 Upcoming Events
GUA Ambassador Stories
Through GUA Ambassador Stories, GEAR UP Alabama students share their perspectives on GUA events, overcoming challenges in school, and other topics.
GUA in the News
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) –Thanks to Gear Up Alabama, over 9,000 students throughout the Black Belt are getting the guidance they need to prepare for college. CBS 42’s Malique Rankin introduces us to the Taylor family, who have taken full advantage of the program.
UAB: GEAR UP Alabama brings college and career readiness to Black Belt communities
Students residing in Alabama’s Black Belt will have the opportunity to receive mentoring and education from University of Alabama at Birmingham students, faculty and staff through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs “Black Belt Friday Bus Tours.”
UAB: 50 ways UAB has changed Birmingham, Alabama, and the worldes
UAB’s birth was like a ray of sunlight punching through the smog. In 1969 the newly independent university, uniting a pioneering academic medical center and a growing extension center, brought the promise of a brighter future to a city eager for change.
WBRC: Hundreds of high school students experience college life at UAB
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The University of Alabama at Birmingham welcomed more than 300 students to participate in Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness of Undergraduate Programs, also known as GEAR UP, mini-camps.