College Focus Always the Focus

For some of Birmingham City School’s GEAR UP Birmingham (GUB) students, spring break wasn’t just the time for leisure activities, it was the time to look a little closer at post-secondary options and what it takes to make a transition. Several 2020 and 2021 cohort students from P. D. Jackson Olin High School, G. W. Carver High School and A. H. Parker High School were able to take a tour of The University of Alabama (UA) during spring break through the established partnership between GEAR UP Birmingham and Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS). Students broadened their knowledge of the college’s programs of study, scholarships and admissions requirements. During the visit to UA’s campus, GUB students really enjoyed visiting the recreation center, dining halls, student centers and exploring campus housing options.

Author: Dr. Marsha H. Savage


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