The GEAR UP parent college trip to Loyola University took place on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The GEAR UP Clemente Parent Team – Lily Vazquez and Jacqueline Young – accompanied eight junior parents and two sophomore parents to the Lake Shore campus. The group received a full admissions presentation along with information about financial aid and scholarship options for their sons and daughters to attend Loyola University.
Parents were very engaged and asked a number of questions about their students’ experience if they chose to attend Loyola, as well as clarifications on the financial aid process. The parents also toured and observed the campus with all of the recent upgrades and new additions. The trip concluded with a hot buffet lunch, sponsored by GEAR UP.
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded grant from the United States Department of Education that is currently working in Clemente High School with the classes of 2016 and 2017 to promote early exposure to college. GEAR UP is a partnership grant through Northeastern Illinois University with Chicago Public Schools, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Roosevelt University and Truman College. For more information about the Clemente GEAR UP program, please contact the office at 773-534-4033 or stop by room 524 at Clemente.