• Hello High School Seniors and Parents,
    You are being asked to participate in the study because you are a high school senior who is 18 years or older, or you are a parent/guardian of a high school senior who receives GEAR UP. This study will examine the impact of GU NC programs across the state; results of the survey will be used to evaluate the program and provide feedback to the program implementers.  As part of this research study, we are asking you to complete a survey about the most meaningful resources GEAR UP provided to you.
    Your honest feedback is important to the overall success of GEAR UP; however, your responses will be kept strictly confidential and only the research team at EPIC will have access to your individual answers. No individual parent, guardian, or school will be identified in any reports. There is no penalty of any kind for refusal to participate. The online surveys should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Once you begin taking the survey, this action will be considered your consent to participate in the study. The survey will be available on the school website for a period of two weeks, [from date to date].    
    All research on human volunteers is reviewed by a committee that works to protect your rights and welfare.  If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject, or if you would like to obtain information or offer input, you may contact the Institutional Review Board at 919-966-3113 or by email to IRB_subjects@unc.edu. If you have questions about the evaluation process or the survey, please contact Cassandra Davis at cnrichar@email.unc.edu.<
    We greatly appreciate your candid feedback as it will inform the overall evaluation of GEAR UP NC.