Nevada GEAR UP Digest
 July 2021
It is July and no matter where you are in Nevada, the heat is on! The GEAR UP planning hasn't cooled down though! We are planning many exciting events and activities for the coming school year and we cannot wait to meet up with our students and families! See below for an exciting announcement!

Whether you are working or vacationing, at the beach or up in the mountains, or perhaps enjoying a relaxing staycation, we hope you are having a great summer! If you are looking for something to do, you can check out all of the videos we have released this summer. If you missed them on our social media, you can find them on our YouTube channel by just clicking the icon above!

We look forward to seeing everyone again in August!
This month's blog was written by GEAR UP College Coordinator, Janet Stake. Read it here!

NCCEP National Conference - It's a Wrap!
By the time this Digest hits your inbox, the NCCEP National Conference will be wrapped up for 2021! NCCEP puts on great conferences and this year was no exception even if it was virtual delivery. We can look forward to next year's conference in Washington DC!

But before that, NCCEP also holds the Capacity Building Workshop each February. The NCCEP website shows that the Capacity Building Workshop will be held in San Antonio, TX on February 13-16, 2022!!
If you are lucky enough to be able to attend, registration will open in November!

College Corners and Power Hours
We are already planning the college knowledge and college readiness topics for the new school year! We hope all of our GEAR UP students will meet the NSHE staff while they are in the high schools. In addition, we will have virtual content as well! Stay tuned for more information!

Social Media
(For all students, parents, staff and supporters)
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NV GEAR UP Adds Two New CCSD High Schools!!
We are pleased to announce the addition of two new CCSD high schools to the GEAR UP family this coming year! They are Durango High School and Clark High School. In both cases, we will be serving the 9th through 12th grades. In other words, the whole school!

Durango High School has approximately 2300 students. If you want to know more about Durango, check out their website at:

Clark is a large high school with over 3500 students. You can learn more about Clark at:
In addition to the new schools, we will also continue with a virtual stand alone school that will provide virtual services to students throughout the state. If you are counting, that brings the number of students Nevada GEAR UP will serve this coming year to over 12000. That is not a typo! In servicing that many students and families, Nevada GEAR UP will make a huge impact in the lives of our students, families, and communities!
Welcome Tanya!

Last week we welcomed Tanya Smith to the GEAR UP family! Tanya will be the First Year College Advisor at NSC in Henderson!

Tanya is a first generation, non-traditional student that recently graduated from NSC with her bachelor's in psychology. Tanya wants to help students navigate their way to and through higher education.

We are happy to have you on the team Tanya!!
GEAR UP West 2021! Montana Here We Come!
Yes! It is happening!! GEAR UP West will be an in-person event in Billings, Montana! The dates are October 17th - 19th at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center!

If you are interested in presenting, the call for proposals is open. The deadline is August 13th. You can find more information about the proposal process here: . You can also follow all updates on the Montana website: According to the website, registration information will be released in August. That's next month!!
UNLV Virtual Summer STEM Camp is Underway!
We are pleased that GEAR UP was able to provide a module of the UNLV Summer STEM Camp for 39 middle and high school GEAR UP students. The camp kicked off on July 5th and runs through July 30th. There are four modules, each one lasting two weeks. The modules are: Coding; Internet of Things; Climate Change and the Environment; and Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling. Students got to pick which module they wanted to attend. We have students in each module although Coding was by far the most popular choice.

In addition to the module, participating GEAR UP students will be able to attend exclusive career exploration sessions that include free college and career resources and a visit with UNLV STEM Academic Advisors from the UNLV College of Engineering; College of Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the Division of Health Sciences.
If not otherwise noted, questions regarding content in this Digest should be directed to: 
Janet Stake, NSHE GEAR UP Director, Programming and Outreach
Funded by USDE Nevada State GEAR UP Grant #P334S190009