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GEARup2Grow Elementary newest addition to often life changing programs

Gearup Academy, which was founded in 2015 as an alternative program
for high school students, continues to expand and grow again this year to offer an
elementary and middle school program at the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village.

Gearup Academy focuses on instilling the four pillar concepts to life long success:
growth mindset, empathy, action and responsibility.

GEARup2Grow Elementary is the newest addition to this often  life changing program for young people.
GEARup2Grow is an approach to learning designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Students will be immersed in the GEAR concepts (growth mindset, empathy, action and responsibility) through a multitude of experiences that span well beyond the four walls of the classrooms. Each child will have a learning plan tailored to his or her specific strengths and areas of needed improvement. This includes one-on-one instruction as well as small groups.

“This program is designed to build a growth mindset in the students so that they can become
successful, confident learners,” GEARup2GROW Founder and Lead Teacher Nicole Hartley said.

. “This will carry through with them in all they do,” Hartley added.

Along with an academic focus, each child will experience exponential growth in their social and emotional well being, life skills and overall confidence as a learner.

Through the one on one and small group instruction students will attain the confidence needed to
achieve academic success.

“Many of the students who come into our facility are in need of academic support and are
behind in many academic skills,” Program Director at SBEV Linnell McKenney said.

“If we can help those kids with some of the basics, then that can help them be successful in the long run for a brighter future,” McKenney added.

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