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Together We Rise Project

Short Videos for the Class of 2021

As you navigate a new world of virtual learning, remember that GEAR UP is here for you! Together We Rise is a collaboration project of short videos that will help you graduate from high school and prepare for college and/or the workforce. Videos share tips for filling out the FAFSA, applying to college, pursuing scholarships, and applying for jobs.

 

Join us in an exploration of college life and career opportunities!

 

Speakers

Presentation Title

Registration Information

Colleen Hall, Site Director
Hanford High School

Zed Deenik, Site Director
Chelan High School

Applying to College:
A Step-by-Step Guide

Link to Presentation (10 minutes)

 

 

ARCHIVES

Virtual Summer Speaker Series 2020

Welcome! CWU GEAR UP is excited to offer our current GEAR UP students a creative virtual opportunity to learn about higher education and more. These recorded presentations feature diverse speakers and varied topics, including undergraduate research, STEM majors/minors, and career/university resources. There are also presentations addressing current social issues: racial justice, mental health, and Latinx culture. You can watch these talks any time!

While these talks are still available, the drawing for an iPad ended on August 31st. To watch, register by clicking "Link to Talk."

Speaker Presentation Title On-Demand Video Release Date Registration Information

Michael Gonzalez, CWU Undergraduate Student, Computer Science

"The National Security Agency's Codebreaker Challenge" 

List of Resources

June 10

Link to Talk

Cortnea Austin, CWU Graduate Student, Biology "The Fascinating World of Mexican Turtle Ants" June 10

Link to Talk

Mariana Gonzalez, CWU Undergraduate Student, English "La Llorona (Weeping Woman) and U.S. Latino Culture" June 23

Link to Talk

 

Speaker Presentation Title On-Demand Video Release Date Registration Link
Jordan Ryckman, CWU Graduate Student, Biology "Sorex Shrews and the I-90 Animal Bridge Project" July 6 Link to Talk
Jeronimo Silvas, CWU Undergraduate Student, Clinical Physiology and Spanish "Grounded: Delta Airlines and COVID-19" July 6 Link to Talk
Dr. Vernon Damani Johnson, Professor, Western Washington University

"Race, Equity and Protest"

Outline & List of Resources

July 17 Link to Talk

 

Speaker Presentation Title On-Demand Video Release Date Registration Link

Miriam Bocchetti, Director, CWU CAMP

Juan Maravilla, Outreach Specialist, CWU CAMP

"What is the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)?"  August 4

Link to Talk (English version)

Link to Talk (version en espanol)

Dr. Chuck Zimchek, Career Counselor, CWU

"What to know about Career Services"

Outline Handout

August 4 Link to Talk

 

Speaker Presentation Title On-Demand Video Release Date Registration Link

CWU GEAR UP Student Ambassador Panel

"What to Expect in College" July 17 Link to Talk

Cecilia Reynolds, Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County, Fort Collins, CO

Kaitlin Quirk, Action Health Partners
President of NAMI Chelan

"#HOPE: Focusing on Mental Wellness"
Suicide Prevention & Resources

Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention

NAMI & Local Resources

July 28 Link to Talk