GEAR UP believes every student should have an equal opportunity to a quality education. Our program ensures that all students enrolled in GEAR UP have access to rigorous academic courses that prepare them for college. GEAR UP seeks to develop in youth a solid academic foundation for college. The program promotes reform and improvements in school curriculum as well as in teaching and learning methods. The services provided are as follows:
Students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. These services include academic instruction, tutoring, mentoring, academic advising, support workshops, enrichment camps, fieldtrips, career, college and cultural awareness, and financial aid assistance for college. The services provided help prepare students to succeed in college.
Early Parental Involvement in a child's career and educational planning, results in more students being prepared to attend and succeed in college. GEAR UP provides a variety of support services to assist parents to ensure that their child is ready for college. These services include:
Middle and high school teachers, counselors and administrators have an opportunity to participate in professional development activities, such as workshops and conferences.