What Am I Thankful For?

What Am I Thankful For?

By JaMiyah CameronAliceville High School My education is something that I take very serious. As a young girl with many big goals and dreams, I take every step I possibly can to ensure myself that I will accomplish them all. I love learning and increasing my level of...
Free College Application Week

Free College Application Week

By Tekajah Lewis Booker T. Washington High School During the month of November, I participated in free college application week. This is a special week for seniors to apply to college without the use of an application fee. This lets students be ready for college and...
3rd Annual Future Proof Conference

3rd Annual Future Proof Conference

On Saturday September 28th, I attended the Let Us Make Man Conference in Montgomery, AL as a part of the GEAR UP Alabama program. Most teenagers don’t like to get up at five in the morning on weekends, but I just felt like I needed to go for the betterment of myself....
GUA Ambassador Introductions: Tatyana Martin

GUA Ambassador Introductions: Tatyana Martin

My name is Tatyana Martin. I am in the 11th grade, and I attend Selma High School. My hometown is Selma, Alabama, where I have lived all my life. I am currently a member of FBLA, which stands for Future Business Leaders Of America. My 9th grade year I was just an...
GUA Ambassador Introductions: Tekajah Lewis

GUA Ambassador Introductions: Tekajah Lewis

Hello there! My name is Tekajah Lewis and I am currently 17 years old. I currently go to school at Booker T. Washington High School in the historic town of Tuskegee. I am a 12th grader (senior) who participates in dual enrollment with Trenholm State Community College...
UAB MiniCamp 2019: Student Perspectives

UAB MiniCamp 2019: Student Perspectives

In May, we welcomed over 400 GEAR UP Alabama students to UAB’s campus for our second year of UAB MiniCamps. MiniCamps are designed to simulate a “day in the life” of a UAB student. Rather than have us tell you about their time here, we decided to use...
The Opportunities of This Year

The Opportunities of This Year

This past school year, I have gotten a tremendous amount of opportunities that have been beneficial to me. Some of those opportunities include: being a GEAR UP Alabama Ambassador, becoming a dual enrollment student at Tuskegee University, becoming an FBLA member, and...
It Was Both a Fast and Slow Year

It Was Both a Fast and Slow Year

This year has really had its difficulties for me. I thought so many times, “Naudia you should just give up already it is too hard.” I’ve been through so much this year it is so crazy, but with God by my side I knew I just couldn’t give up because there are way too...
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