On Wednesday, 9/23/2015, 11th grade Gear Up Students attended the College Bound Youth Summit at Eastern Michigan University .
The morning started with a game of College Monopoly. Students maneuvered their way around the room sized game board dealing with budgets, financial aid, housing, community college and academic challenges. Along the way they were able to hear from current college students on how they deal with the issues being discussed.
The next stop was an inspirational address on success within a community. Students were encouraged to surround themselves with positive people and be a resource to others.
Before lunch, students had the opportunity to choose a workshop based on their educational and career goals. Workshops and speakers covered topics on determination, entrepreneurship, politics, STEM careers, soft skills, hard work and personal growth.