Gear Up To Lead

Gear Up To Lead 2017

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GUTL is a Chesapeake Campus student leadership and development program that will enrich your awareness of self and others. This year-long program will connect you to a campus based family and friend network focused on your growth and success in college and beyond. This program develops you in the areas of individual strengths, team-building, self-evaluation and reflection, critical thinking, problem solving, service leadership, and community engagement. The various components of this program will result in powerful self-realization experiences that empower you and others. These experiences will require you to confront your views, perspectives, doubts, and aspirations by stepping outside of your comfort-zone. However, with the help of your peers, faculty and staff you will learn how to cope with everyday stresses and anxieties, find an understanding of who you are, and discover your strengths. We can’t wait to get started with you!

Requirements for this program:

•Maintain 2.5 GPA
•Challenge Course – July (2 days)
•Overnight Retreat – September (2 days)
•Day Retreat – January
•Monthly Service & Leadership – August, October, November, February, March, April
•Student Recognition & Awards Ceremony – May

Application Process:

Complete and submit online application. Applications can be found here. 

Once you have submitted your application, you may be selected for an interview. If so, we will contact you via the provided VCCS email with your interview date no later than Friday June 16, 2017. IMG_4068 Testimonials:
“Gear Up To Lead gave me a different and better outlook on life and my surroundings and interactions with others. GUTL allowed me to better understand others and what they’re going through. It is an extremely humbling experience.” – MarKaysha Bryant
“Thoughts of stress and anxiety crowded my mind alongside the question, what is the reason of my existence? The discovery of my passion and the path I need to follow in life was revealed after being a part of Gear Up To Lead.” – Patrick Cornejo
“Gear Up To Lead was a life-changing experience that made me realize that I have a village of people at TCC to help me accomplish my goals. Through this program, I have acquired friendships that will last a life-time.” – Jeanine Ortiz
“Gear Up To Lead helped me open my eyes to see who I really am and helped me better understand myself and others. It allowed me connect with people in a way I haven’t in years.” – Chris Vanderhorst
“Gear Up To Lead has helped me to really pay attention and notice what other people are going through. It made me want to be there for my peers and realize my need to helps others.” – Jay Long
“In Gear Up To Lead we are one big family. We have each others backs and we will be there for one another no matter what. GUTL is like a second home.” – Shelby Burdette
“Gear Up To Lead is like a family. You make so many connections with people you would never think could understand you or what you’re going through in life. They’re your safety net and it makes life at TCC feel like you’re returning home after a long trip. GUTL allows you to get the best out of your time her at TCC and gives you a place to go when you need love and support.” – Jessica Raitt