Success Stories

Opening General Session - "Where We Are, Where We Are Going"

GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy, Class of 2014, Hector Araujo introduces U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Opening General Session of the 2014 GradNation Summit titled "Where We Are, Where We Are Going."  (Skip forward to 1:16:00)

GEAR UP Alumni Leader Hector Araujo recieved a GradNation Summit Youth Scholarship to attend the Summit and was invited to share his personal story from among a distinguished group of young leaders from across the country participating in the Summit thanks to the support of America's Promise Alliance.

The Building a GradNation Summit is the annual focal point of the GradNation Campaign of America´s Promise Alliance, a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities pulling together to empower more young Americans to graduate from high school on time and ready for college, careers, and thriving adulthood.  The event took place April 27-29, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

More information on the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy (GUALA) can be found here.