What did you do this summer? For some middle school students around Trade Tech the answer was a very special program called 21st Century/Gear Up LA. The program is a partnership between LA Trade Tech and LAUSD which focuses on the personal and academic deveopment of these students. Dean Dorothy Smith along with her assistant Isabel Ruiz-Moreno do a great job coordinating this very special program which introduces students to the college environment. This is important in developing a college-bound culture. Also deserving thanks are Dorothy’s team of instructors. They are featured in this video, and have made the program what it is today.