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For all Senior Parents Please make sure you have completed the FAFSA for the up coming school year. This is one way of securing Federal Money for your student.

How to videos
2. FASFA website
3.  Vine - this is a no cost, FREE program that will message students information and stay with our Seniors when they graduate. 
Please include this in posts online and in call outs. We have help for students with any kind of questions. 
See attached graphic below you can use. 
Students nor parents should ever pay for FASFA applications - this is a free service - unfortunately there are fake website out there.

Stay in Touch:

Parent Night Nov 19 5-7pm @ PCHS

FAFSA Night .docx

​MPS Professional Service Center Nov 14 5:30-7pm

MPS and GUA with Regions Bank Family Financial Wellness Workshop2 November 14 2019 (1).pdf

UAB Visit Day with GUA
GUA Day.pdf
College and Career Night 

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The 2019LEDAapplication is now open!


LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have succeeded in advanced courses at their school, have the desire to be a leader, and have demonstrated compassion and care for their community.


What we do:

LEDA brings together a powerful community of student leaders from all racial and ethnic backgrounds across the United States. Because we exclusively serve students who may struggle to afford high quality summer programming, our program is COMPLETELY FREE.


The LEDA Scholars program begins with an ALL EXPENSE PAID seven week residential program at Princeton University that includes academic preparation for college, leadership training, college guidance, SAT/ACT preparation, help with college applications and scholarships, and a chance to experience life on a college campus.


LEDA is for life. After the Summer Institute, the LEDA team continues to work with Scholars intensively on all aspects of their college applications and their transition to college. The LEDA community is a network that will continue to provide support and opportunities beyond college graduation.



Students who attend our program feel more prepared to apply to selective colleges, pursue competitive scholarships, and make a positive impact on their communities with their leadership skills.


86% of LEDA Scholars have enrolled in an Ivy League or Most Competitive college supported by excellent financial aid and scholarships.


How you can help:

Please encourage your students to apply by sharing ourflyer,which contains more details about the program and who should apply.


Our application can be foundhere.The deadline to apply isDecember 11th.


Visit ourYouTube channeland follow us onFacebook,Twitter, andInstagramto stay informed about the LEDA Scholars Program.


If you or your students have any questions, please contact




The deadline for the application is December 11, 2019.


Thank you for your support!

C&C 2018.pdf College and Career Night was a huge success.  One of our own Jared Jones won the $500 scholarship.Scholarship winner

This September, we’re excited to host the fall GEAR UP Alabama Future Proof Conference, once again featuring Let Us Make Man, here at UAB.

This fall’s Future Proof conference will be held on Saturday, September 29th in the Hill Student Center (Ballrooms A, B, C, and D) on UAB’s campus. The conference, which is free and open to anyone in the GUA community, will begin at 8 o’clock that morning and wrap up around 3 o’clock that afternoon, with breakfast and lunch included.