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GEAR UP Alabama Black Belt Bus Tour in Lowndes County

Friday, March 6th, 2020 from 7:15am to 4:00pm (CT)


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Join us for Black Belt Friday as we travel to visit GEAR UP Alabama students at in Lowndes County!
Travel with students, friends and colleagues from UAB on this unique mentoring opportunity led by GEAR UP Alabama and the Atlanta based non-profit, "Let Us Make Man." This bus trip will include a brief history lesson about Lowndes County and the Black Belt Region, and a critical dialogue about the work of GUA to significantly increase the number of students from high-poverty backgrounds who attend and succeed in postsecondary college and career opportunities. Once at the school, we will host a brief assembly before breaking into small groups with the students to discuss college and career readiness. Lunch and snacks will be provided. 
For more information, please contact Dr. Samantha Elliott Briggs (; Dr. Tonya Perry (; or Miss Ashton Ray ( 
We can't wait to see you on the bus! 
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Location: 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294