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Parent Workshops

MI GEAR UP SVSU offers interactive Parent Workshops and Community Involvement with discussions that focus on college and career awareness. Parent Involvement events consisted of the "Three Doctors, Tracey K. Smith, 15th Annual MLK Symposium, Cinco de Mayo parade, and campus visits.  The GEAR UP families were able to enjoy these events in collaboration with SVSU's Office of Diversity Programs, KCP's Future Faculty and Visiting Professor, Office of Multicultural Services, Student Affairs Division, Athletic Department, Admissions, Student Life, Delta College and Bridge Center for Racial Harmony.


Ms. Tracey K Smith helped me to believe that I can achieve what I want in life.  - Tayler, Arthur Hill High Student

The Three doctors made me realize I can achieve anything by going to college!  - Cecil, Saginaw High Student

The GEAR UP Program has taught me to focus on my classes so I am prepared for college.  - Mesha, Saginaw High Student


The following parent workshops are FREE of charge and offered at each participating school for the convenience of parents and guardians:

Parent Workshop Topics

  • College & Career Readiness Skills
  • Dream Careers
  • Financial Scholarships
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Road Map to Success
  • Successful Notes from Textbooks
  • Study Habits and Test Skills
  • Differential Learning Styles
  • Mentorship


Dr. Christina Dillard-Jackson, Director SVSU MI-GEAR UP/KCP College Day
7400 Bay Road - Wickes 223, University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4294