Personal Statement Screening
A group of GEAR-UP Iowa students recently attended the screening of Personal Statement; Personal Statement is a feature-length documentary that follows Karoline, Christine and Enoch through their senior year and into college. Students also met the cast and director of the film, followed by interactive small group sessions. They were encouraged and motivated to learn how the cast worked tirelessly as peer college counselors to realize better futures for themselves and each other. The strategies in the film will provide a framework for a peer mentoring program at Central, led by GEAR-UP, to improve the flow of information to seniors and improve success rates. Special thanks to Eastern Iowa Community College for the opportunity!