TAMIU GEAR UP IV

STAAR Motivational Presentation by BERT GERVAIS

From Success Mentor Education Inc. at http://findsuccessmentors.com/meet-bert/

Having been born in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, Bert quickly realized the value of seizing opportunities and encourages his peers to do the same. He came to America with no connections, limited resources, and separated from his mother. Bert quickly turned his step backs into step ups. By 2006, while at Binghamton University, he started an internet company and was named the "East Coast Student Entrepreneur of the Year.” By 2007 he had already fundraised $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims. His best selling book Who’s In Your Top Hive: Your Guide to Finding Your Success Mentors shares the lessons he learned during his journey. He has spoken to over 30,000 young adults in 30 states and 2 countries and has been featured on Fox News and USA Today.

Event Details: Monday, June 30th at LISD Civic Center

8:15 a.m. Buses arrive at respective campuses

8:30-9 a.m. Students load and board buses

9:15-9:30 a.m. Buses arrive at Civic Center and unload students / Martin High Students will be escorted to Civic Center

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9:30-9:50 a.m. Student settle into Civic Center Auditorium

10:00-11:00 a.m. Student presentation

11:05-11:25 a.m. Students dismissed by school

11:45 a.m.-12 noon Students arrive at respective campuses

Only the first 100 students to fill out and return signed permission slip to GEAR UP office will be accepted!