As part of our celebration of Black History Month, take a look back when Roderick Figgs, assistant director of GEAR UP, was named the 2019 Professional of the Year by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships.
About 100-150 Latino and African-American high school seniors will visit CSUSB for the fifth annual Black & Brown Young Men’s Conference on Nov. 22.
Roderick Figgs, assistant director of GEAR UP at Cal State San Bernardino, has been named the 2019 Professional of the Year by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP).
GEAR UP is part of an effort to make students, and their parents, aware of the opportunities available to them to attend college, and what the students need to do so that they can determine their own future.
The week commemorates the continuing success of GEAR UP, a college access program providing students and families the support and resources they need for college success.
The conference for area high school students, “Calling All Leaders: Speak UP, Speak OUT,” is set for Saturday, Feb.23.
During the three-day conference, educators will explore what impacts students, how outside factors impact students and what they can do to impact students’ lives.