GEAR UP Maine Bulletin
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February, 2016


GEAR UP Maine staff

Here is what we have included this month

(Don't forget to click "view entire message" at the bottom of this email to view all of our updates)

Grant Requirements- Must do's and To do's

  • Student Representative Contact Information (see your Regional Facilitator) 
  • College access mission and vision if not already in the year 2 plan
  • 21st Century Certificates (see your RF)
  • Parent Surveys (see your RF)
  • Student Surveys (see your RF)
  • Input the number of  students who have completed their FAFSA in GEM
Bulletin Highlights
  • The Teacher's Guild
  • Data Manager Introduction Video
  • GEAR Up Maine staff spotlight - Sally Beaulieu
  • Grant Opportunities
  • GEAR Up Maine Partner highlight - Duley College Counseling
  • Summer Experience - Know of one? Contact us!
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The GEAR UP  Maine Staff

Grant Must Do's
February Must Do's

  • Check your email for student leadership opportunities
College Access Teams
  • College access mission and vision if not already in the year 2 plan
  • 21 Century Certificates (see your RF)
  • Parent Surveys
  • Student Surveys
  • Input the number of  students who have completed their FAFSA in GEM
March Must Do's

College Access Teams:
  • Student Representative Contact Information (see your Regional Facilitator) 
Data Stewards
  • Input the number of  students who have completed their FAFSA in GEM

Get to Know Your GEAR UP Maine Staff

Sally Beaulieu  
Regional Facilitator 

1.) The book I could read a hundred times over: 
I can't list just one! The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. 

2.) I would love to travel back to: Disney World, I can't get enough of that place.

3.) When I'm not working I'm:  Spending time with my family, quilting, reading, and playing Cookie Jam.

Sally Beaulieu is a Regional Facilitator for the Maine State GEAR UP Program.  She works primarily with schools in central and western Maine.  Sally had been a middle school teacher for over 23 years.  She started her career at Solon Elementary School.  Her last 18+ years in the classroom were spent at Maranacook Community Middle School where her focus was on students who needed an alternative pathway.  Sally also works as an adjunct associate professor at UMF and Thomas College teaching graduate courses on organizational behavior and change.
District Portal
Upcoming Events
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Whats Happening?
The Teachers Guild - How It Works
A Great Opportunity for Teachers & Admin
The Teacher's Guild
A website to work on projects with other teachers globally to design new and better solutions. Tackle 30 of education's toughest challenges in just three years.

To start collaborating, click here!  And check out the how-to video by clicking the picture above!
Data Manager Video Introduction
Data Manager Intro
We'd like to give a warm welcome to our new Data Manager, Becky Young. Check out her intro video to learn more about her!
We're thrilled to announce our February partner highlight! Duley College Counseling, LLC! Read more about Ellie Duley and her services on the Partners Page of our website!
Grant Opportunities


The Portland-based Lerner Foundation today announced a five-year, $2 million commitment to youth development programs focused on raising the aspirations of middle school students in rural Maine. Read more...
Apply for Funding


The Maine Department of Education, under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act  (ESEA), is undergoing the mandatory state processes to allow the development of proposals and eventual grant awards to implement local 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs. Local 21st CCLC programs provide comprehensive academic support services that allow students and their families to gain knowledge and new abilities, with the goal of helping students meet state and local learning standards. 
View the RFP

Summer Experience
Know of any Summer Experience opportunities in your area that high school students are able to: 
   ~ live on a college campus & experience life in a dorm with a roommate,
   ~ take academic course work, and;
   ~ participate in the social life on campus.

GEAR UP Maine is looking to help fund a summer experience for 2 GU students from each of the GEAR UP High Schools, summer 2016!

If so, please contact Corda Ladd Kinzie at
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