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Summer 2020 Opportunities

Hey GEAR UP Achievers! Check out these summer learning opportunities and speak with your school's GEAR UP Team for further updates!

From Virtual to On-Site Learning, GEAR UP has an experience for you!

HEY 8TH GRADERS!

Washington Business Week Camp is going Virtual in 2020

Washington Business Week is committed to the goal of fostering leadership, innovation, and an entail spirit through our leadership by teaching courses for students looking to be future business and community leaders.

Given the times we are in, Washington Business Week will be embracing the spirit of innovation by moving this year’s summer leadership courses from a campus setting to an interactive online collaboration session.

This move will afford all of the same opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers and industry leaders, while learning to run a simulated business.

We are excited to have the industry partnerships and support that have enabled us to quickly pivot and respond during the pandemic. Same great speakers, mentors, innovative ideas, and collaboration but from the safety of your home at a fraction of the cost. 

Students will:
‣ Connect With Students Locally And Around The World
‣ Engage On Dynamic Learning Platforms
‣ Collaborate With Peers and Mentors
‣ Run A Simulated Business
‣ Be Mentored By Industry Leaders
‣ Build Confidence And Have Fun
‣ Gain Personal And Professional Growth
‣ Spark your Entrepreneurial Spirit
‣ Be Inspired by Innovative Speakers
‣ Prepare for Life after High School
‣ Increase your Educational Development
‣ Continue to Strive for Self-Actualization

Don’t miss your chance to be part of tomorrow’s change TODAY!

For more information go to:  www.wbw.org
• $50 Tuition (Scholarship available)

Current Program Summer Session Dates:
• June 22-25
• July 13-16
• August 3-6

Contact your school's GEAR UP Coordinator to receive a special code to sign up for this amazing opportunity for FREE!!!!!

NOTE: Programming is tentative due to Coronavirus Closures. Please contact your school's GEAR UP Staff for any questions or concerns regarding this programming.

NOTE: Application deadline has been extended to May 31st!

Hey Class of 2024 and 2025! Got plans for the summer?

Summer applications are online for GEAR UP Summer Camps. Here’s more information. Applications are due by May 8th!

GEAR UP Achievers is hosting four weeks of immersive, week-long summer learning opportunities open to YOU. Topics range from robotics to leadership to environmental science to computer science to entrepreneurship to cultural identity.

NatureBridge at Lake Crescent, Olympic Peninsula, WA
Dates & Times: July 27-31, 2020 | Monday, 7am – Friday, 5pm
Length: 5 days, 4 nights in NatureBridge campus cabins
Topic: Environmental Education, Climate Change, and Cultural Identity
Eligibility: Completing 7th or 8th grade at GEAR UP schools; must identify as Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian

Tech Trailblazers at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, Seattle, WA
Dates & Times: July 28-31, 2020 | Tuesday – Friday, 9am-2pm
Length: 4 days of day camp
Topic: Computer Science and Coding/Programming
Eligibility: Completing 7th or 8th grade at GEAR UP schools 

Husky Leadership Academy 1 at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dates & Times: August 3 – 7, 2020 | Wednesday, 9am – Saturday, 3pm
Length: 4 days, 3 nights in UW Seattle on-campus residence halls
Topic: Leadership, College & Career Readiness, and Robotics
Eligibility: Completing 8th grade at GEAR UP schools; must not have attended Early Engineering Institute 2019

Community Scientist 1 by Pacific Science Center at Mercer Slough, Bellevue, WA
Dates & Times: August 3 – 7, 2020 | Monday – Friday, 8am-3pm
Length: 5 days of day camp
Topic: Hands-on Environmental Science and Wetlands Exploration
Eligibility: Completing 7th or 8th grade at GEAR UP schools; must identify as a girl

Husky Leadership Academy 2 at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dates & Times: August 10 – 14, 2020 | Wednesday, 9am – Saturday, 3pm
Length: 4 days, 3 nights in UW Seattle on-campus residence halls
Topic: Leadership, College & Career Readiness, and Robotics
Eligibility: Completing 8th grade at GEAR UP schools; must not have attended Early Engineering Institute 2019

Community Scientist 2 by Pacific Science Center at Mercer Slough, Bellevue, WA
Dates & Times: August 10 – 14, 2020 | Monday – Friday, 8am-3pm
Length: 5 days of day camp
Topic: Hands-on Environmental Science and Wetlands Exploration
Eligibility: Completing 7th or 8th grade at GEAR UP schools; must identify as a girl

What to do:
First, read all of these words.
Second, read all of GEAR UP Summer 2020 ApplicationWord document download.
Third, complete the Google Form Application.